Awww. It looks like we have to wait a little bit longer before we get to see Pokemon Go in the Philippines. The game’s global rollout has been temporarily halted.
No Pokemon Go… For Now
Yup, that’s right. Pokemon Go’s global rollout was “paused.” The game became so popular since its release that it put a strain on Niantic Labs’ servers, causing it to crash for some players. Who knew so many people wanted become Pokemon Trainers.
Thank you for your patience. We have been working to fix the server issues. We will continue rolling out #PokemonGO to new countries soon.
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) July 8, 2016
Niantic CEO John Hanke told Business Insider they are already fixing the server problem and that rollout to the rest of the world is “paused until we’re comfortable.”
That’s about it. I guess all we can do is continue what we’ve been doing since our country was temporarily blocked from the game — we wait.
Pokemon Go first launched in New Zealand and Australia, followed by the US. For more information about the game, click here. For Android users, you can check it out on Google Play here. iOS users can visit the Apple App Store here.
As mentioned before, if you’re using a compatible Android device and would still want to give it a go, you can install it via downloading the APK here at your own risk. To do so, you have to enable installing from Unknown Sources under Settings (again, at your own risk).