It’s happened, it’s finally happened. Pokémon GO will be available in Australia and New Zealand before you know it. Fans can sign up for early testing of the game right now, and the testing will begin later this month.
Pokémon GO field testing will begin in Australia and New Zealand later this month. For more details visit: https://t.co/EhM9zoY49E
— Niantic (@NianticLabs) April 7, 2016
Although those of you familiar with betas will know that there are some catches. The developers Nianco have said “please note that sign up doesn’t guarantee access to the field test. The Pokémon GO field test will give users the opportunity to share early feedback and help improve the Pokémon GO experience.”
There are also tech requirements based on who can access the game early, they include the need for Android: Version 4.3 and above, and iPhone 5 with iOS 8 and above respectively.
None of the rewards you gain in game will carry over. But holy shit you can potentially catch a squirtle in your backyard THIS MONTH.