There are strong signs that Pokemon Go will debut in Malaysia this week. A cached webpage from a prepaid mobile service provider website, which announced that a promotion is available to Pokemon trainers, was discovered. The leaked document, which stated that the provider is partnering with mobile ride-sharing app Grab, stated that the mobile prepaid brand will be offering free rides to the nearest PokeStop during the next days.
A spokesman confirmed that the company will be partnering with Grab on a Pokemon Go promotion. He said the promotion involved PokeCoins but declined to reveal more details. The promotion is expected to be launched on Monday at Tavern13, a restaurant in Petaling Jaya.
Malaysia, which was initially left out in the Pokemon Go during the announcement of the creation of servers in eight countries in Asia, will finally get its own server soon.
Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm since its launch on July 6, with reports of servers struggling to meet the high volume of users. The augmented-reality game requires players to go outdoors and “catch” Pokemon via the geo-location on their smartphones. Pokemon Go was first released in United States, Australia, Germany and Britain. But, Japan, the country of origin where game company Nintendo started the mythical creature franchise 20 years ago, had to wait 12 days after its launch to receive the game.