‘Pokémon Go’ Mania Invades Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

I want to start out by saying I have not played Pokémon Go, and don’t see myself ever doing so, but there’s no deniying that the mobile game is taking over the lives of both kids and adults, and the mania has officially arrived in Europe with the launch of the game in Germany.

Niantic Labs, the game’s developer, has been working around the clock to fix bugs and keep the servers up and running with such high demand, but after an update and some added confidence, German players can now download the app to get hunting for pokémon hidden around the country.

Avid gamers of course have already been playing in Germany with the help of some loopholes, but now everyone will have the chance to become pokémon trainers and begin securing gyms and visiting pokéstops.

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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