View photosMoreIn this Sunday, July 24, 2016 photo, young Indians look at their screens at a bus station and play "Pokemon Go" in Mumbai, India.

"Pokemon Go," the highly addictive online game, has landed in India and thousands are out searching for pokemon characters as the mania spreads.

Although it has not been launched officially in India, the augmented-reality-based game has caught on, with fans also using virtual private networks VPNs to change their locations and catch pokemons in New York and London while sitting in their Indian homes.

NEW DELHI AP — "Pokemon Go" has yet to officially arrive in India, but that's not stopping people there from playing the highly addictive online game.

Many fans of the augmented-reality-based game have managed to download the app even though it has not been launched in India yet.

Some are also using virtual private networks VPNs to change their locations and catch pokemons in New York and London while sitting in their Indian homes.

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