The Jakarta Post
Young people play Pokemon Go at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on July 17. (The Jakarta Post/Donny Fernando)
Pokémon Go has been officially released in Indonesia following an announcement by the developer, Niantic Labs.
"Trainers in 15 new countries and regions across Asia and Oceania can now officially download Pokémon Go from the Play Store or App Store. Discover Pokémon in the world around you!" said the company on its website on Friday.
(Read also: What Indonesian players say about Pokemon Go)
In addition to Indonesia, the augmented-reality game is now available in Brunei, Cambodia, Fiji, Laos, Malaysia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and the Federated States of Micronesia.
Prior to the official release, Pokémon Go had already become widely popular in Indonesia, with people of different ages and backgrounds into the game in a big way. (kes)