Pokemon GO for PC
Pokemon GO for PC

Android does have tons of features to offer but it’s not that good to make it your Primary OS of your PC. If you’re an Android gamer, only thing that limits everything is the comfort of playing games, small screen size & lot more. Many people might suggest you to install Remix OS & enjoy Android games directly on PC but it would be a hell lot of pain as you won’t be able to enjoy Windows like features. To tackle all these issues, Android Emulators came into the picture.

Pokemon Go the augmented reality game has taken the Internet by storm. Different Pokemon GO hack have been released to make the game lot easier. Everyone playing this game has been somewhat like turned into zombies who are stumbling across different cities around the world. Days after the release of this augmented reality game, people were found walking into unsafe neighborhoods, barricading into people’s houses, getting robbed by burglars in the process of catching Pokemon’s.

In this article, I am going to explain a way, using which you can play Pokemon Go on PC from the comfort and safety of your house. All you require is a working Windows computer, a bit of patience and brain.


To start playing Pokemon Go in your computer right from your home, you will need to install and set up a bunch of tools exactly in the right order. To start with, just download the files given below and follow the given instructions carefully.

  1. The first thing you will need is a windows PC to install the software.
  2. Bluestacks. Download it from the official website from here.
  3. KingRoot, a root tool for Android devices. (Download)
  4. Lucky Patcher, an Android apk tool to modify and alter app permissions. (Download)
  5. Fake GPS Pro: An app to spoof your location. The free version of the app offers very fewer features, and I advise to purchase the pro version. It only costs like $5 on the Google Play Store: Download
  6. Last, but not the least. The game itself, download Pokemon Go but don’t install or run it until it’s time, or it won’t work: Download

After downloading, just put all these files into a single folder so you can easily find them later. Do not rush to install any of the apps without knowing what to do next. If you will carefully follow what I have mentioned below, you will be playing Pokemon GO with any issues.

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How to setup & play Pokemon GO in Bluestacks

1. Install Bluestacks

First, install Bluestacks on your computer. Make sure it’s working fine and doesn’t crash while running. If you’re experiencing issue download a latest fresh copy from their website and install it again.

Installing BlueStacks in Windows 10
Installing BlueStacks in Windows 10

2. Install Kingroot

Once you have installed bluestacks, you need to install Kingroot. For that, open Bluestacks, Click the apk symbol on the left, open the respective KingRoot apk on your computer, and KingRoot will install automatically within a few seconds.

Installing Kingroot App in Bluestacks
Installing Kingroot App in Bluestacks

Now run KingRoot, scroll to the bottom of the app and click ‘Try it’, then click Fix now.

Click on Fix now to Root Bluestacks for Pokemon GO
Click on Fix now to Root Bluestacks for Pokemon GO

When you see your Security index, click ‘Optimize now’. Now close the app, we won’t require it again.

3. Restart BlueStacks

Click the wheel icon in the top-right corner of BlueStacks and select ‘Restart Android Plugin’.

Restart Android Plugin Bluestacks - Pokemon GO for PC
Restart Android Plugin Bluestacks.

Remember how you did this step, you will need it again in the further process.

4. Install and run Lucky Patcher

The install process is as same as for KingRoot. Just click APK on the left-hand side of BlueStacks and select the Lucky Patcher apk on your computer, and it will install.

When you open Lucky Patcher for the first time, you will be presented with a SuperSu screen to grant the app root permission. Click ‘Allow’ to grant root access to the app as it is required for the app to run.

Now inside Lucky Patcher, go to ‘Rebuild and Install’ in the bottom right and then head to SDcard-> Windows-> BstSharedFolder. Here, just select the FakeGPS apk file and install it as a system app.

Installing FakeGPS through Lucky Patcher - Pokemon GO
Installing FakeGPS through Lucky Patcher

You will need to restart BlueStacks to apply all these changes. Just go to the BlueStacks home-screen, click on the wheel icon and then click ‘Restart Android Plugin’ as mentioned earlier in the above steps.

5. Install Pokemon GO

Install the app similarly as you installed KingRoot and Lucky Patcher. Just don’t launch the app at this point as it may not work properly yet.

6. Check your location settings

In BlueStacks, click the wheel icon in the top-right corner and select Settings. Go to location and make sure the Mode is set to High accuracy.

Any windows GPS service running needs to be disabled because it will conflict with BlueStack’s GPS service. In Windows, press Windows Key + I to access the settings app. Then head over to Privacy -> Location and make sure ‘Location for this device’ is off.

Turn off Windows Location setting to play Pokemon GO on PC
Turn off Windows Location setting to play Pokemon GO on PC

7. Set UP FakeGPS

Head back to Lucky Patcher and you will see FakeGps in the list of installed apps.

Lucky Patcher in Bluestacks - Pokemon GO for PC
Lucky Patcher in Bluestacks

Click FakeGPs from the list and select ‘Launch App.’ A window will pop-up explaining how to operate the FakeGPS app. Read the instructions given carefully and click OK.

Using Fake GPS Pokemon GO in PC
Using Fake GPS Pokemon GO in PC

Click the three dotted button in the top-right, then go to Settings, check Expert Mode option. A warning message will pop-up, read it and confirm by clicking OK to close the warning.

Expert mode in Fake GPS Pokemon GO App
Expert mode in Fake GPS Pokemon GO App

Click the back arrow in the top left to get back to the home-screen of the map. You will see a map. Now select your preferred location or any highly populated place on earth.

Fake GPS Lucky Patcher - Pokemon GO on PC
Fake GPS Lucky Patcher

Click the entry and select Save to add that location to your favorites list. To engage the fake location, click on the Orange Play button in the bottom right corner.

8. Play Pokemon GO

Now, after all this, we are finally ready to play the game.

You will have to set up Pokemon Go exactly as you would set it up on a standard Android or iOS device. Log in with Google or old ID and it should automatically load your previously set up Pokemon Go account.

When the game finally starts, you should find yourself at a fake location which you engaged earlier through FakeGPS. Every time you want to move to another location or a different spot, you have to go back to FakeGPS and engage a new location. Now enjoy playing Pokemon GO right from your computer. Just make sure you avoid making long-distance map jumps as it may reveal GPS spoofing.

If you followed every step exactly how I told you, then you should be able to play it without any issues by now. If you still have any problems or troubleshooting issues, feel free to comment below. I will try to reach you as soon as possible.

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  • Pui Angel

    HI, i am facing GPS signal not found” & “Unable to authenticate. can help me solve this problems?

  • Adham Khaled Fahmy

    Unable to authenticate.Please try again.” error messages pop up.Please help.

  • GetItReal

    guys it just wont work its not compatible cause the dev of pokemon go blocked it from all emulator it was perfectly working a year ago not anymore sry fans

  • Amon Aglar

    Device is not compatible or unable to authenticate issues and GPS location not found.

  • Shisgha16

    Is there any app working with Pokemon GO?

    • We’re trying our various tricks & I guess we’re almost close to the best working method. Stay tuned.

      • Steve Carruthers

        Put that disclaimer at the beginning of your article so people dont waste their time.

      • Sneijder

        omg.. could’t you wrote that shit sentence at the top ?


    kingroot content trojan gen 2, becareful

  • Phil Squires

    installed everything as per the step-by-step, but PGO says unable to authenticate when i try to login via google, and it also says no gps in a red bar across the top, even though fake gps pro is active (which i actually purchased for this purpose as it was suggested in the guide).

    Please help!!!

  • nick

    shame it doesnt work. unable to authenticate. fixed that now its not supported by my os or device. all that work for a let down

  • Stephanie Moum

    I ran into a few issues, mainly with the Fake GPS app. I was not able to locate the file in the BstSharedFolder, so there was no way for me to install it as a system app. I tried downloading several other kinds of GPS spoofing apps, but none of them would appear here. I was still able to run the app with LuckyPatcher, so I tried to play without installing Fake GPS as a system app. The game wouldn’t allow me to enter my log in, only my birthdate followed by a “could not authenticate” error message. This really is a shame as I have a Google Pixel, so there’s no way for me to spoof on that since I can’t downgrade Android to 6.0.1. If there is another way for me to do this with a computer or if I’m doing something wrong, I’d really like to know.

    • aggelos trelamenos

      Exactly the same problem here!!!

  • v

    it says the device is not compatible -.-

  • odvejs

    are this gonna be up again soon?

  • HansWurst

    does this work again?

  • We’ll come with a working tool soon.

    • EQRG_Chevalier

      awesome! 😀

    • Mr Me

      when will this be happening?

    • balgaro

      anytime soon?

  • drsnooker

    I’m getting device not compatible.. (after not adaptable, missing link for patcher and a hard time moving the fakegps file to the BTSharedFolder)

  • AllexB

    Hi, i got the error ” This device , OS , or software is not compatible with Pokemon GO. ” This is the same error that i got when i couldn’t play it from bluestacks like 3 – 4 months ago… Any solutions ? I still can’t play it and i followed the exactly same steps.

  • ggsh3

    Hello! Does this still work?
    I’ve installed KingRoot, clicked “Try me” and what I get is “Not adaptable yet”. No “Fix me” in sight, only “Request” and “Security check”

  • Did you try with the latest APK?

    • Well, not working again… Is hard to play PGO in bluestacks again…

  • Brooke

    Doesn’t work. Upon installing and logging in, you are forced to upgrade the game version and google play says it is incompatible and won’t give the upgrade. Wasted time!

  • rich reamer

    does not for me either.if you have older PGO installed, it forces you to update to 43.4.
    at that point, after updatin, it always fails with: unable to authenticate

  • Martha Gomez

    Is it work o not?

  • Don

    Going thru the trainer club I get the same that our servers are busy. Going thru a google account it says I need to update my version of Pokémon go. In google play it says my device is not supported so I tried updating thru the browser and the browser is no longer supported by MEmu. What gives?

  • John

    Installation has stopped around 80%. What a disappointment

  • hacker

    unable to authenticate with v0.39 🙁

    • danny

      Has it been fixed? Was going to try this but pointless if it doesn’t work?

  • Skyjumpninja

    as of 11.45 a.m Sept. 29th 2016, this app is not working. it loads all the way to the actuall opening screen for pokemon go, then you recieve the error message from Pokemon go. “our servers are humbled” Blah blah blah. Then nothing. tried more than 8 times and always get same results. Uninstalled. Please update or fix. thanks.

  • Blurb

    Doesn’t work – Niantic says unsupported device.

  • Waime

    Will be an update for 0.39?

  • Harambe


  • Van

    Not working anymore as Android is under 4.4+ on this emulator

  • Animus

    is it working for the new update? v.37?

  • Kevin Maughan

    anyway to make you travel faster?

  • team red

    I have also “Unable to play after install – Our servers are humbled by your incredible response”

  • Sanswalker

    it is not working at all. Our servers are humbled by your incredible response

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      MEmu will come back soon. Currently they are facing too much server load.

  • James

    Unable to play after install – Our servers are humbled by your incredible response

  • james

    server error???

  • Devendranath

    not working in my pc.when it starts a black colour appers and home screen of MEmu will be opened

  • Sarah

    Doesn’t work very well. If you set the GPS anywhere other than the location your IP address is coming from, you get a soft ban and cannot use pokestops or catch Pokémon. If there is a fix for this, please post it. I’m not current on all the latest hacking methods. I just want to be able to play the game when I can’t get out and walk around.

    • lennardmcg

      you have to spin a pokestop 40 times and then the ban disappeares

    • Brood

      It will always revert back to where you are. Key is to not use pokestops further than about a 10 mile radius from where you are, which ought to give you enough to work with.
      Also, if you want to catch anything elsewhere, key in the coordinates and get to the pokemon, upon clicking on it to start throwing balls to catch it, first change your location back to where you were, and then catch it. No soft ban then! 🙂

  • Sarah

    Thanks for making way to play Pokémon Go when I’m unable to get out of the house with out screwing up all my phone settings! Now I can create a new account for the PC version without tarnishing my legit, cheat free account on the phone. 🙂