Pokemon GO is the hottest mobile game around right now, but it is only available for Android and iOS. That’s a bummer because many Windows 10 Mobile users would love to play the game. However, while Pokemon GO won’t be available for Windows 10 Mobile anytime soon, it can be played on Windows 10 right now.
To get it up and running, you’re required to download Bluestacks and an Android emulator. Furthermore, seeing as Pokemon GO was not designed for Windows 10 in mind, we suggest anticipating problems here and there because they will arise.
How can I play Pokemon Go on Windows 10?
Use Bluestacks and Kingroot
Before getting started, download the following files:
The following is how interested folks can get Pokemon GO running on their Windows 10 computer systems:
- Install Bluestacks (If you already have Bluestacks, uninstall it, restart your PC and install the latest downloaded version)
(as soon as you’re done installing Bluestacks please disable camera by going into REGEDIT on your computer and going to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREBlueStacksGuestsAndroidConfig — hit the camera and change the ‘1’ to a ‘0’ exit out of that.
- Add/Install Kingroot to Bluestacks
- Run Kingroot and scroll to bottom and tap Try it. Wait until it gets to 100% and tap optimize.
- Restart Android (Right click cog wheel tp restart Android)
- Add/Install Lucky Patcher
- Open Lucky Patcher
- Hit Grant
- Click Rebuild/Install on bottom
- Hit SD—] Windows–] Find Fake GPS 4.6 .apk
- Install Fake GPS as SYSTEM App using Lucky Patcher (above steps)
- Hit yes when it asks you to install as a system app, then hit no when it asks you to reboot.
- Close out of everything except the welcome/Android tab above.
- Restart Android (using cog wheel)
- Add Pokemon GO to Bluestacks (using the APK button on left side)
- Launch Lucky Patcher
- Hit Search on Bottom
- Hit Filter top right and sort as SYSTEM Apps
- You should see Fake GPS, click that and launch.
- In Fake GPS on the top right, go into settings and make sure EXPERT mode is checked.
- Find a place on map you want to start spoofing from. (ex. Central Park)
- Hit the Play button or whatever on bottom right when you find a place
- The maps should close — that’s fine. Open Pokemon GO (you’ll have to log into your Google account), sign in, and be sure to hit no when it says it wants to use your location.
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