What are the best ways to play Pokémon Go on PC?

Are you someone who is interested in Pokémon Go but doesn't want to play in an Android or iOS phone? Then you have come to the right place on the internet. Our team has curated a list below for some of the best ways to play the game on a computer. Go catch 'em all!

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    #1[TUTORIAL] How to Play Pokemon Go on PC!

    [TUTORIAL] How to Play Pokemon Go on PC!

    In this video, Landan2006 provides people who want to play Pokemon Go on PC step-by-step information on how to do it by using different programs and emulators for Android games.



    Cynthia Patterson
    Written on July 8, 2019
    "While some of the tools mentioned in this video have recently banned playing Pokemon GO, some of them like Bluestacks still is available and I had to try it multiple times and navigate them before I was able to successfully play Pokemon GO on my PC. But this video is really easy to understand and follow"
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    #2Nox Player

    Nox Player

    Nox App Player is an emulator enabling users to play Android games on Windows. The emulator even comes with Pokemon GO pre-installed on it and lets you navigate your gaming easily.


    Windows, Mac


    Arthur Duncan
    Written on July 8, 2019
    "I've seen lots of my Pokemon GO geek friends using this tool and Ithis is now my go-to tool for Android games to run on my PC"
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    POKEMON GO FROM YOUR COMPUTER! is a video by PewDiePie on YouTube offers a somewhat unique way to play Pokémon Go on your computer. It runs for over eight minutes.



    Ruth Taylor
    Written on July 8, 2019
    "Well a clickbait video on how to play Pokemon Go for PC. That's all it is. Thank God Pewdiepie is funny"


Pokemon Go has overtaken Twitter in the number of users in the United States when it was launched in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand in 2016. This mobile game application which was conceptualized by Satoru Iwata of Nintendo and Tsunekazu Ishihara has earned the reputation of a phenomenal game. Why? Well, because it has taken gamers out of the living rooms on to the streets in the quest for capturing, training and battling the best Legendary Pokemon. In fact, this is a spin-off of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time Pokemon. Interestingly, Pokemon Go skyrocketed in a span of a week to the top of the Apple Store and Google Play. It got about 6 million downloads on its first day of launch and hitting 1.2 billion accumulated revenue for the whole fiscal year of 2017. Following its sudden popularity, people started to look for Pokemon Go tips and tricks to help them become a Pokemon pro.

Consequently, Nintendo’s market value increased by 9 billion US dollars in just five days after the release. According to some contributors on Quora, its craze seems to have its roots in its simplest nature. Users are amused to find themselves roaming around the real world while being deeply engaged and immersed in the Pokemon world. Moreover, Pokemon Go was awarded as the Best Mobile and Handheld Game in The Game Awards 2016. Unfortunately, the game has been in rapid decline although it still generates significant revenues. Of course, some people are still playing this game. As long as its players keep buying coins on the game then it will keep on going. But if you are tired of playing this mobile game, there are other Pokemon PC games that you could play instead. 

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    #4[TUTORIAL] How to play Pokemon Go on PC

    [TUTORIAL] How to play Pokemon Go on PC

    This video uploaded by TechMagnet on YouTube serves as a tutorial on how to maximize the use of an Android emulator to play Pokemon GO game using a personal computer.



    Patrick Fox
    Written on April 10, 2019
    "Really nice tutorial! But the problem is I am unable to authenticate error. Can someone help me with this?"
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    #5Fake GPS Location

    Fake GPS Location

    Fake GPS Location is a tool that can be used together with an Android emulator to play Pokémon Go on PC on different locations. This app can be downloaded for free.



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jeffrey Hicks
    Written on July 8, 2019
    "This would work well once you get to download those emulators and all that to make Pokemon GO run smoothly on your PC and in all fairness, this helps a lot "
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    Bluestacks makes playing Pokemon Go for PC possible and for free. This emulator serves Windows PC and Mac and is a platform for mobile gaming to be played on a desktop set-up.




    Yuan Li
    Written on July 8, 2019
    "I've tried this before for other games and so I did with Pokemon GO. Well it did work on my MAC so I'm delighted"
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    #7MEmu App Player

    MEmu App Player

    MEmu App Player is a free Android Emulator created by Microvirt which aims to provide its users the best experience to play Android games and apps on Windows PC. The emulator is compatible with most Windows versions.




    Juan Meza
    Written on July 8, 2019
    "Great emulator for games especially Pokemon Go for PC gaming. I've been needing this for a long time now"
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    #8ARChon Runtime

    ARChon Runtime

    ARChon is a developer tool considered to be one of the best Android emulators for Windows users. It lets you play all your favorite Android games like Pokemon Go on your computers.



    Yuan Cao
    Written on July 8, 2019
    "Compared to other Android OS emulators, this one doesn't give you a hard time to play games so I like this one. I had to find it since I liked playing on my PC more. Now i get to enjoy Pokemon Go easily on my desktop"
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    APowerMirror is an app that allows you to connect your phone to other mobile devices. Is useful to stream videos, photos and other types of files in an easy way.


    iOS, Android


    Heather Carter
    Written on July 8, 2019
    "Very useful for me and my friends!! We all Love Pokemon GO and this is a gem of an app"
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    #10Remix OS

    Remix OS

    Remix OS allows you to experience the Android Operating System on your computer. It is developed by Jide Technology and was released on January 2016. This OS allows you to use Android applications and games on your PC.




    Yang Xia
    Written on July 8, 2019
    "This does what every other emulator does for your Android games. It lets you play and all on your PC but I think there are better alternatives"
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    KoPlayer is an Android emulator that it allows you to run Android games or apps on your desktop PC. In addition to simply running Android software, it has a number of other features that make it stand out, particularly for Android gamers.




    Raymond Brown
    Written on July 8, 2019
    "Before Pokemon Go was released I had this on my PC already and I never thought I would find this app very useful as an Android emulator to play my favorite game"
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    Genymotion is simple to use, simple to set up and feature-rich AndroidVM emulator. It is developed to help app developers test their products. It has a free trial available and two paid versions.

    Online Tools

    $136- Varies by plan

    Hu Sun
    Written on July 8, 2019
    "I'm so happy that they have a free version! I'm gonna start playing Pokemon Go on my PC now"


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