Pokémon Go realese date. Pokemon Go will start field testing in Japan, developers Niantic has confirmed.The Pokemon Go development team say that they will start inviting interested parties to the regional beta test to help improve the game experience, a good sign that the game could be ready to launch before holiday 2016.As we learned from a compelling video last year, the popular gaming franchise that started on the Game Boy back in 1996 is taking things to more modern handheld devices, namely: iOS and Android.And with the game presumably relying on augmented reality to depict Pokémon in the real world, the game will undoubtedly be a huge one for the series. But when will Pokémon Go launch? The Pokémon Company continues to keep that information close to the chest, but some knowledge on the matter has slipped. According to Serebii, a recent interview with the head of the Pokémon Company Tsunekazu Ishihara in the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper reveals what regions will get the name game, and in what rough order.The Pokémon games on 3DS tend to focus on releases in North America, Europe and Japan, and Pokémon Go will focus on these regions first and then later come to Africa, Asia and South America.