Android does have tons of features to offer but it’s not that good to make it your Primary OS of your PC. If you’re an Android gamer, only thing that limits everything is the comfort of playing games, small screen size & lot more. Many people might suggest you to install Remix OS & enjoy Android games directly on PC but it would be a hell lot of pain as you won’t be able to enjoy Windows like features. To tackle all these issues, Android Emulators came into the picture.
Pokemon Go the augmented reality game has taken the Internet by storm. Different Pokemon GO hack have been released to make the game lot easier. Everyone playing this game has been somewhat like turned into zombies who are stumbling across different cities around the world. Days after the release of this augmented reality game, people were found walking into unsafe neighborhoods, barricading into people’s houses, getting robbed by burglars in the process of catching Pokemon.
In this article, I am going to explain a way, using which you can play Pokemon Go on PC from the comfort and safety of your house. All you require is a working Windows computer, a bit of patience and brain.
To start playing Pokemon Go in your computer right from your home, you will need to install and set up a bunch of tools exactly in the right order. To start with, just download the files given below and follow the given instructions carefully.
- The first thing you will need is a windows PC to install the software.
- Bluestacks. Download it from the official website from here.
- Last, but not the least. The game itself, download Pokemon Go but don’t install or run it until it’s time, or it won’t work: Download
After downloading, just put all these files into a single folder so you can easily find them later. Do not rush to install any of the apps without knowing what to do next. If you will carefully follow what I have mentioned below, you will be playing Pokemon GO without any issues.
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How to setup & play Pokemon GO on PC
1. Install Bluestacks
First, install Bluestacks on your computer. Make sure it’s working fine and doesn’t crash while running. If you’re experiencing issue download a latest fresh copy from their website and install it again.
Step 1. Download the BlueStacks.exe file from the above link.
Step 2. Install the file in your Windows PC/Laptop by executing the file normally and granting permissions if required.
Step 3. During the installation process, you will be presented with different tips. Once the installation is done, make sure to Sign in using a Google Account or you can create one.
2. Install Pokemon GO
Step 1. Once you’re done installing Bluestacks, Go to Home > System Apps > PlayStore.
Step 2. After launching Google PlayStore, sign in with your existing Google Account or you can create new.
Step 3. Search for “Pokemon GO” and download the app by Niantic, Inc. Once the downloading is done, you’re all set for the next process.
Don’t launch the app after downloading as we need to restart the Bluestacks emulator.
3. Restart BlueStacks
Step 1. Navigate to BlueStacks Homescreen and close all the apps to avoid freezing of the Emulator.
Step 2. At the top-right corner, click on the Arrow that is pointing downwards.
Step 3. From the drop-down menu, select “Restart Android Engine” to restart the Android Emulator/Tablet Bluestacks.
4. Set up Fake GPS Location
Step 1. Open BlueStacks App and launch and application except “Pokemon GO” and you’ll find a navigation bar at the bottom of the window.
Step 2. At the bottom-right corner of the screen, you’ll find a GPS icon as shown in above image, click on it.
Step 3. It will launch a Maps Application. To Select any location, scroll the red GPS indicator to that location and click on “Set” at the top-left corner. Tip: You can use the Zoom-in and Zoom-out option to visit specific places on Map.
Step 4. Don’t close the location App and click on Home button on the Navigation bar, it will take you the Home Screen. Now it’s time to begin playing!
5. Play Pokemon GO
Step 1. Launch the Pokemon GO App and login with your Pokemon GO trainers account. You will have to set up Pokemon Go exactly as you would set it up on a standard Android or iOS device. Log in with Google or old ID and it should automatically load your previously set up Pokemon Go account.
Step 2. Accept all the terms and agreements of the game, if asked.
Step 3. Wait for the game to load and select your desired character and begin playing.
Now, after all this, we are finally ready to play the game on PC
When the game finally starts, you should find yourself at a fake location which you engaged earlier through FakeGPS. Every time you want to move to another location or a different spot, you have to go back to FakeGPS and engage a new location. Now enjoy playing Pokemon GO right from your computer. Just make sure you avoid making long-distance map jumps as it may reveal GPS spoofing.
If you followed every step exactly how I told you, then you should be able to play it without any issues by now. If you still have any problems or troubleshooting issues, feel free to comment below. I will try to reach you as soon as possible.