Will Pokemon Go work with my rural location?

I am really looking forward for the launch of Pokemon Go here in Portugal (as an excuse to go outside) but I’m really concerned if it will work with where I live. I pretty much live outside civilization:

  • 3KM away from my house is a small village with ~50 people,
  • 30KM away is a town with ~1000 people,
  • 90KM away is one of the biggest cities in the country, Coimbra

Therefore, I would like to know if I will be able to play Pokemon Go or if I need to use my private jet to get to the nearest Pokemon.

PS: What I actually mean with this question is: Will I be able to catch Pokemon in the wild, or will they not spawn? I have GPS and mobile data


So long as you are able to receive Mobile/Cellular Network Data and GPS, you should be able to wander around collecting Pokemon perfectly fine.

Also, depending on your village, there may be one or more of:

  • PokeStops, which give you items like Pokeballs and Potions (and can be temporarily buffed with Pokemon Lures to attract Pokemon)
  • Gyms, which can be captured, trained at and fought by members of the three Pokemon teams (Red, Blue, Yellow). You will be able to join a team at level 5.

You may be able to check this without downloading the game by using an Ingress Intel/Portal checker (as Pokemon Go is based on the same locations), however note that currently not all Ingress portals are Pokemon Go spots.

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