Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited ("Jio") has delighted the Indian gamers by bringing the sought-after, first-of-its-kind, Augmented Reality game 'Pokémon GO' to India in a partnership with Niantic, Inc – publisher and developer of Pokémon GO in association with The Pokémon Company.
With this partnership, thousands of Reliance Digital Stores and select partner premises in India will appear as 'PokéStops' or 'Gyms' in the Pokémon GO game beginning Wednesday, December 14, the company in a statement said.
The launch is in line with Jio's mission to empower Indians with opportunities fuelled by the power of data and a Digital Life and to delight them on an ongoing basis with entertainment-based apps, such as 'Pokémon GO,' the leading app in the gaming category.
"We are delighted to partner with Jio to launch Pokémon GO in India." said John Hanke, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Niantic.
"It's exciting to see Pokémon fans in India step out and explore their neighbourhoods in search of Pokémon and Jio's disruptive high speed 4G LTE Network will be an excellent way to experience the game."
The two companies will work together to bring Indians a richer and more enjoyable mobile entertainment experience for Pokémon GO, including activating Jio retail locations and charging stations as PokéStops and Gyms within the game and allowing Indians to catch, train, and battle at any of Jio's outlets throughout the country.