Play Pokemon GO on your Windows 10 PC with this guide

By: Vamien McKalin
2 minute read

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.

Before getting started, download the following files:

The following is how interested folks can get Pokemon GO running on their Windows 10 computer systems:

Step 1. 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.

Step 2. Add/Install Kingroot to Bluestacks
Step 3. Run Kingroot and scroll to bottom and tap Try it. Wait until it gets to 100% and tap optimize.
Step 4. Restart Android (Right click cog wheel tp restart Android)
Step 5. Add/Install Lucky Patcher
Step 6. Open Lucky Patcher
Step 7. Hit Grant
Step 8. Click Rebuild/Install on bottom
Step 9. Hit SD—] Windows–] Find Fake GPS 4.6 .apk
Step 10. Install Fake GPS as SYSTEM App using Lucky Patcher (above steps)
Step 11. Hit yes when it asks you to install as a system app, then hit no when it asks you to reboot.
Step 12. Close out of everything except the welcome/Android tab above.
Step 13. Restart Android (using cog wheel)
Step 14. Add Pokemon GO to Bluestacks (using the APK button on left side)
Step 15. Launch Lucky Patcher
Step 16. Hit Search on Bottom
Step 17. Hit Filter top right and sort as SYSTEM Apps
Step 18. You should see Fake GPS, click that and launch.
Step 19. In Fake GPS on the top right, go into settings and make sure EXPERT mode is checked.
Step 20. Find a place on map you want to start spoofing from. (ex. Central Park)
Step 21. Hit the Play button or whatever on bottom right when you find a place
Step 22. 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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