Pokemon Go, the fastest mobile game ever to hit revenues of $500 million has successfully managed to expand its user base, and the number keeps blasting with each passing day. The global appeal of the game is phenomenal. As such, ever iOS, Android or Windows OS user is busy finding ways to make the game run on their version of the OS.
To get the gaming experience of Pokemon Go on your Windows PC install the latest version of Pokemon GO PC game on your laptop or computer by installing BlueStacks. You need to install the following in the given order:
- Kingroot APK
- Lucky Patcher
- Fake GPS
- Pokemon APK
Play Pokemon Go on Windows computer
Once you have installed BlueStacks on PC, set up your Google account with the application because it will be easier for you to connect to the game.
The next step in the process includes installing Kingroot. For this, once you have finished installing Bluestacks, open it and click the APK symbol visible in the left, click open the respective APK file on your computer to set up KingRoot application.
When done, run KingRoot.
Next, scroll to the bottom and locate ‘Try it’ option. When found, click it and then hit the ‘Fix now’ button.
After that, upon noticing your Security Index, select ‘Optimize now’ option and then close KingRoot.
Restart BlueStacks. Find the cogwheel which can be found in the top right corner of BlueStacks.
Then choose the ‘Restart Android Plugin’.
Now, it’s the turn to copy Files from Windows. To do so, click the folder icon from the BlueStacks sidebar on the left and open Fake GPS.
When done, install and Run Lucky Patcher. Simply click APK option residing on the left-hand side of the BlueStacks window and select the APK file on your computer to complete the installation process. You should agree to grant the app access so, hit the ‘Allow’ button to confirm the action.
Now, inside the application navigate to ‘Rebuild & install’ > SDcard > Windows > BSTSharedFolder. Here, pause for a moment, select the APK file for Fake GPS and Install as a System App. When prompted for confirmation, hit ‘Yes’ button to install.
Here, as you are required to reboot BlueStacks to apply those changes, you can hit Yes or use Restart Android Plugin.
It’s time to install the most awaited game – Pokemon Go! Similar to the previous steps followed for KingRoot and Lucky Patcher, install the Pokemon APK file but restrain your urge from launching the app now. You need to ensure some settings are in right place. So, check your Location Settings.
If you have BlueStacks opened, click the cogwheel, select Settings, move to Location, and set the mode to High accuracy.
For proper functioning of the game on PC, it is essential to have all Windows GPS service disabled. Access Windows 10 Settings App, chose ‘Privacy Section’ > Location. Turn off the location if it is set to ‘On’.
Set Up FakeGPS! Open Lucky Patcher and see if you can find FakeGPS entry in the list of apps. If not, access the Search at the bottom, select Filters, check System Apps and hit Apply tab. Then, click FakeGPS from the list and chose Launch App option.
A manual guiding you on how to operate window will be displayed. Read the instructions in it carefully. When done, click OK to close the window.
Now, click the three dotted button in the top right, navigate to Settings menu, check Expert Mode, read the warning message, and confirm with OK.
When done, hit the back button to switch back to the map and select the desired location.
Chose the entry and hit ‘Save’ button to add the location to your favorites. Now, find orange colored ‘Play’ button sitting at the bottom right to engage the fake location.
You are all set to go and play Pokemon GO. Please note it may take a little while to load the game so, be patient.
When the game loads, you can log in with Google account. The app will automatically use your Google account you linked earlier with Pokemon GO account during set up and load the game for you.
If you wish to move to a different spot, you have to go back to FakeGPS and engage a new fake location. It is, therefore, advisable to set a few favorites, which can help you to go back and forth between Poke Stops.
Also, keep in mind that you do not have to turn off your camera. When the first Pokemon is spotted and if your camera refuses to work, the app will seek direction from you regarding turning off the AR mode (AR = augmented reality). When it does, confirm your action with a simple click on ‘Yes’ button, and you can catch the Pokemon in the virtual environment.
Setting up the game cannot be a smooth affair for every user. If you encounter any problems in setting up the game in BlueStacks, here are some steps you can follow to solve the problem.
- Make sure the Location is set to ‘Off’ for Windows 10 devices.
- Confirm that Expert Mode is enabled in FakeGPS.
- In BlueStacks’ location settings, ensure that Google Location History is set to ‘Off’ and Mode is set to High accuracy.
- Launch FakeGPS and engage a new fake location.
- Try using a location you have visited in reality on your Windows devices.
Restart BlueStacks and try again. You should see a screen like the one shown below. Enter your date of birth and submit.
After that just wait for few seconds and allow the game to load.
On a side note, when you first play Pokémon GO, you’ll get various options to customize the look of your Trainer, choosing right apparel and accessories for him. The customized character will appear as you move around on the map, as well as on your profile page. Also, other players will be able to spot your character as and when they visit a Gym you control.
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