In this tutorial, we’ll be showing you how to install Pokemon Go on PC.
Pokemon Go is a thrilling zombie-themed game from Nintendo. The game is specially designed for mobile platforms, with designated support for Android. And this could be less than ideal for regular PC gamers.
On this note, PC gamers looking to run the game on their PCs would have to go through a number of tweaks to have the game installed on their computers. And we’ll be showing you how to go about that in this tutorial.
How to Install Pokemon Go on PC
First off, it’s important to cite out the system requirements of Pokemon Go on PC. This is with regards to the level of tweaks involved to install the game on computers (being a mobile game), particularly with the initial installation of a powerful Android emulator.
Outlined below are the basic requirements:
- OS: Windows 7/8/10
- RAM: 2GB
- CPU: Intel / AMD
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce/GTX or ATI Radeon (with updated drivers)
- Hard Disk (Free): 5GB
- Emulator: Android (BlueStacks 4 or NoxPlayer)
- Internet connection: Wi-Fi (stable) or Mobile
If your PC satisfies the above requirements, you can proceed to install the game on your PC, as described below:
- Install an Android emulator like BlueStacks 4 on your PC.
- After successful installation of the emulator – BlueStacks 4 – launch it and complete its setup.
- Navigate to the searchbar at the upper right-hand corner of the emulator’s home window.
- In the searchbar, key in “pokemon go” and hit Enter. This action would prompt up the Play Store icon, with a direct installation link.
- Hit the Install button, and wait for the installation to complete.
- Once the installation is complete, go back to the home menu and click on the My Apps
- Locate the newly installed Pokemon Go and click on it to launch.
- Start enjoying your game.
Pokemon Go requires a GPS-enabled (or any other location service) device to function. And having the feature enabled on your PC could interfere with the smooth-running of your emulator.
So, you may have to disable the feature, and use a location-spoofing app to bypass any geo-restriction that may arise.
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