'Pokemon Go' Latest News & Update: Now Available In 8 Middle Eastern Countries; Ditto Appeared In UAE?

By Jason Glenn , Updated Nov 19, 2016 01:44 AM EST

"Pokemon Go" has been released in eight different countries in the Middle East last Thursday. This includes Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar and The United Arab Emirates. However the game has not been released in Iran due to its security concerns back in August.

Iran is the the first country to prohibit "Pokemon Go" for their concerns to their citizen's safety especially the children according to BBC. Iranians are restricted on their usage to social networking sites which includes the implementation of banning "Pokemon Go" in their country.

Last July the authorities from Iran were hoping that Niantic would cooperate with them and allow them to release "Pokemon Go" in their country. Other parts of the world like Indonesia have banned their policemen in playing the game while still on duty.

Another Middle Eastern country has joined Iran in banning "Pokemon Go". Saudi Arabia is banning the game because of their religious beliefs. "Pokemon Go" is prohibited in Riyadh in order for citizens to be punctual in times of worship according to AFR Weekends.

After its availability of "Pokemon Go" in the some Middle East countries, there have been reports that Ditto was found in the shores of some beaches in the United Arab Emirates. According to Pokemon Go Pocket, there are still no evidences to prove that a Ditto was truly found in the country.

There are still no actual details whether Ditto will be a regional exclusive or whether it will be given in a "Pokemon Go" event. However, employees from Niantic has hinted that Ditto will be coming very soon to "Pokemon Go" based on the game's latest code found in "game file" in a report by Comic Book.

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