Walking around to find and catch Pokemon is one of the best things every, but sometimes we just don’t have enough time or don’t have enough “conditions” to do that. Therefore, lots of players are looking for another way to enjoy the game, it’s playing Pokemon Go on PC.
First, not like other Android based games, you just need to download the APK files then install them via an Android emulator. Pokemon Go is totally different and requires lots of works as it works based on your GPS and Camera (don’t worry, you can finish them in just a few minutes). Basically, we are going to fake GPS.
I am going to make this tutorial as simple as possible so don’t worry my friends. Just follow every single simple step below carefully and you will be able to play Pokemon Go on your PC and Mac.
Note: I am writing this Pokemon GO PC guide on my Windows PC, but you can follow this guide and apply on your Mac devices, they are very similar!
First off, you will need an Android Emulator in order to run this game. For Windows and Mac users, I strongly recommend using Bluestacks because of the the stability it offers. You can download Bluestacks for Windows and Mac at here. After downloading, simply open and install it like other programs. When the installation finishes, close Bluestacks and also from the system tray (Windows only).
Then, you will need to download the following package, which contains 3 applications we are going to use in this tutorial: King Root, Lucky Patcher and Fake GPS Location.
After downloading, extract the zip file and you will get 4 files like the screenshot below:
Then, move the com.incorporateapps.fakegps.v4.6 file to your Documents folder.
Okay so we have just finished the preparation.
Okay let’s start!
Step 1: (If you are using Mac, skip this step) Assuming you have successfully installed Bluestacks on your PC. Now, open the Run window via the Start menu, or you can hold your Windows button then press the R button instead. Enter “regedit” then press OK:
A window like the screenshot below will show up. On the left side, browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREBlueStacksGuestsAndroidConfig, then on the right side, double click on the Camera line and change its value data from 1 to 0 (in order to disable Bluestacks from using your Camera).
You can close the Registry Editor window now.
Step 2: Okay let’s open Bluestacks. When it’s up, click on the small APK button on the left side. Then browse to the extracted folder we got at the preparation step and choose the NewKingroot apk file. King Root will be installed after this step. We need King Root to root our Bluestacks device to install Lucky Patcher later.
Step 3: After installing, you will see the King Root icon right on your screen. Click on it to open! After skip the introduction screens, King Root will take a bit to scan the system, then, click on the Fix Now button as you can see in the following screenshot:
A progress clock will appear and start counting to 100. Then, an Optimize Now button will show up, just tap on it to start rooting your device. Once everything is done, click onto the cog wheel button locating at the top right of the Bluestacks window then choose Restart Android Plugin:
Step 5: After restarting, tap on the APK button again (as we did in the step 2 above) to install LuckyPatcher apk file. After installing, click on the All Apps button and you will see the Lucky Patcher icon. Open it! If it asks for permissions, simply choose Allow.
In the Lucky Patcher window, click on the Rebuild & Install button locating at the bottom and browse to sdcard/windows/Documents then choose the Fake GPS apk file we moved to the Documents folder in the Preparation step above. Then choose Install as a System App. The system will ask whether we want to install it as a system app, click YES. And when it asks whether we want to reboot the device, choose NO.
Close everything except the Welcome and Android tab. Again, click to the cog wheel button and restart Bluestacks again.
Step 6: After restarting, let’s download Pokemon Go. Simply tap on the orange Search button then find “Pokemon Go” in order to install Pokemon Go. Somehow, If you can’t find Pokemon Go there, you can download the Pokemon Go apk file at here, then install it via the APK button as we did 2 times before. Wait, don’t open it yet! We need to do a few steps before being able to play!
Step 7: After installing Pokemon Go, open Lucky Patcher again and click on the Search button at the bottom. Then, click on the Filters button locating at the top right on your screen. Choose System Apps and click Apply.
You should be able to see the FakeGPS application now on your screen, choose Launch App to open it!
Step 8: In the FakeGPS app, go to Settings and enable the Expert mode. After that, click on the Search button and enter any name you would like to use. For example, I used “Central Park”
Then click on the “Search” button.
You know what? We are in the Central Park now!
Just one more step, click on the orange button locating at the bottom left of your screen in order to save make it work. The application will automatically close right after this step, don’t worry!
Step 9: Now, the FakeGPS app will make the system think that we are in the REAL Central Park. As a result, in Pokemon Go, we are in the Central Park too. Let’s open game and see!
At this step, you will need to create an account and sign in to the game. You can use either your Google ID or your Trainer ID to Sign In. I will skip this step because it’s very easy.
Taraa! And here we are, the Central Park! Also, If you see any “Failed to detect location” on the screen, just restart game and it should be running properly!
If you want to walk to anywhere, simply open the FakeGPS app and move the pointer to another another place. Everything should work properly now, right?
Credits to PokemonGOSpot.com