Pokémon GO PC for Windows 10/8/7 and Mac OS X

Hey guys, are you looking for the easiest way to download, install and play Pokemon Go PC? Take a look at this tutorial now! Because I am going to show you how to do that in just a few steps!

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.

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How to download and play Pokemon Go PC

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_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BlueStacks\Guests\Android\Config, 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?

Also, from now on, every time you start Bluestacks, you need to open the FakeGPS application first before opening Pokemon GO :D.

Here are some other screenshots I took while testing Pokemon Go PC for you guys:

Frequently Asked Questions about Pokemon Go PC


Pokemon Go Review

If you haven’t played Pokemon Go before, this is a short review for you before download and installing Pokemon GO PC

Travel between the virtual and the real world with this incredible game of Pokémon with the version for Android devices as well as iPhone.

This game lets you discover Pokémon in a whole new dimension, enables you to discover your world. Pokémon GO is designed on the Real World Platform of Niantic and uses real places to help players search wide and far in a world that looks real to discover this fantastic game.

Pokémon GO lets you find and catch as many species as you can, while you are exploring the world of Pokémon.

The developers of this game used real-world places such as Kanto and Hokkaido areas of New York, Japan, and Paris as some of the top places to inspire the fantasy settings in which the entire game occurs. In this game, the real world is the setting.

Get ready and step out of your comfort zone, search and find wild Pokémon. Explore towns and cities where you live and even all over the world to catch as many Pokémon as possible. As you navigate from one location to another, your mobile device will vibrate to alert you when a Pokémon is within the vicinity. Once you encounter a Pokémon, use the touchscreen capabilities of your phone to throw a ball on the Pokémon to catch it.

You need to be cautious when trying to catch the Pokémon; it might easily disappear. You should also look for Poker stops found at exotic spots such as historical markers, public art installations as well as monuments, where you can quickly gather Poke balls and more items.

Customize your trainer

Before you start to play, you have to customize your trainer and change how he looks. You need to choose accessories and apparel to give him an appealing look. Your trainer will appear on the screen as you navigate around the map, and also your profile page. Also, other players will also see your trainer when they check out your gym.

Add to your Pokedex

This game also allows your trainer to gain levels as he progresses through the match. At advanced levels, you will be authorized to catch powerful Pokémon to finish your Pokedex. Higher levels also let you access stronger weapons such as Great Balls, to help you find Pokémon more easily. To advance quickly, continue to explore and encounter Pokémon.

There are many other ways to add Pokémon to the Pokedex. If you continue to catch Pokémon of the same species, you will be able to evolve one of them. While exploring, you may also bump into Pokémon eggs at various Poker stops. The eggs will hatch after some time. The infant Pokémon looks adorable.

Certain Pokémon appears only in selected areas, in areas where you live or in other places in the world. For instance, water Pokémon is adapted to living in oceans and near lakes. If you are playing away from home, make sure that you are alert for those you can’t easily encounter.

Join a battle and a team

You will be forced to choose a team at a certain level in your game. There are a total of three teams to choose from. Once you get a group to join, you will have the ability to assign your Pokémon to various locations of the Gym, or in any place where your teammates have assigned their Pokémon.

The gym can also be found in different spots in the world. Each player is allowed to place a single Pokémon at a particular gym. So, this is where teamwork comes in. You and your team will build an adamant defense if you work together.

If you competitors have claimed a particular Gym, you can easily challenge them by using the Pokémon that you have, to battle your rival’s Pokémon. Battles are not only challenging but also fun to play. You get to choose your favorite Pokémon.

Each Pokémon has two chances of playing and can also avoid and defend itself from the attacks of the opponent Pokémon; you only need to swipe your screen to the right or left.

If you win the battles, the prestige of the Gym is reduced. When the level of the influence reaches zero, the defeated team loses the game. It means that you can now take control of the Gym. You assign the Gym to one of your Pokémon.

Once you and your team have total control of the Gym, you and your teammates can increase the level of the prestige by fighting the Pokémon of the enemy.

Training battles are also a great platform because they help your Pokémon advance to the next step. As your Gym moves to advance levels, you can assign more Pokémon to protect it. You can team up with friends and fight against a rival team to destroy a stronger Gym quickly.

You can also handle a huge number of challenges in various categories such as exploration and catching Pokémon.

If you complete these challenges, you will be able to unlock medals that appear on the player profile. You can unlock as many achievement medals as possible.

Pokémon GO Plus

The Pokémon GO Plus is a portable device that enables players to have fun while playing the game. Gamers can play even when they are not concentrating on their mobile devices.

You can connect this device to your mobile device through Bluetooth. It also notifies you of various events of the game like for instance when a Pokémon appears- using vibration and LED.

Also, you can also do other things other than catching Pokémon.

Free to play

This game is free of charge; you don’t need to pay anything to have it, just get to your Google Play or App Store and download it. However, the premium version of the game comes with advanced features, and you can access it through in-app purchase.

You can use the money you earn from the game as real money. The currency is known as Poke Coins. You can use the coins to exchange for extra items, power ups as well as other enhancements.

If you have any question about Pokémon GO PC, feel free to ask and I will do my best to help you. Also, If you have found this Pokémon GO PC page helpful, please share this page with your friends! Thank you very much!

  • Matt

    any support for mac? the mac bluestacks application is different from the bluestacks for pc… there is no apk button. tried rooting with kingroot but it says root strategy unavailable. I think the bluestacks version for mac is too old for kingroot…

    • Will Potter

      I will test again today on Mac and let you know as soon as possible buddy!

      • Kate

        Please do! I’ve been trying to find answers on how to do this all over the net, and every single tutorial is based around PC when Mac doesn’t have the same layout. I’d hate to have to wait until Niantic offers accessibility options for disabled people like me, if they ever do. Thank you! ^_^

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