‘Pokemon Go’ comes to Brazil ahead of Olympics

The hit game became available in Brazil on August 3

In this Friday, July 22, 2016 photo, a Pokemon Go player attempts to catch Charmander, one of Pokemon's most iconic creature, in New Delhi, India. "Pokemon Go," the highly addictive online game, has landed in India and thousands are out searching for pokemon characters as the mania spreads. Although it has not been launched officially in India, the augmented-reality-based game has caught on, with fans also using virtual private networks (VPNs) to change their locations and catch pokemons in New York and London while sitting in their Indian homes. (AP Photo/Thomas Cytrynowicz)

TOKYO (AP) – Olympians can now go for their “Pokemon Go” medals.

The hit, augmented reality game, in which players roam around the real-life world to collect virtual monsters and medals, became available in Brazil late Wednesday.

There had been much disappointment among those at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic games that they could not play the “Pokemon Go” game.

Some 30 nations already have the game from U.S. technology company Niantic, which uses characters created by Japanese video game maker The Pokemon Co. The Olympics officially open Friday in Brazil.

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