Everyone knows that Pokemon GO is a battery killer game. Even though it has a bulit-in battery saving mode, it still can’t allow gamers to play the game on the road for hours. The best way to save battery is to play Pokemon GO on PC. This post will introduce tools to help you run the game smoothly on PC.
The first step in playing Pokemon GO on your PC is downloading an Android emulator. An Android emulator is a piece of software that emulates the Android Operating System so you can access apps and games that are normally only available on devices running Android. There are a few different options available, including Bluestacks and Nox App Player. After downloading and installing the emulator of your choice, you should be able to open it up like any other program.
I prefer to play with Nox App Player because it is easier to setup.
Disclaimer: Please use this method at your own risk. I’m not sure whether your account will be banned later if Pokemon GO developer enforces new rule to ban these tools later.
Play Pokemon GO using Nox App player
If you already have Nox App Player 3.7 and above, you can just download install the Pokemon GO apk file. The apk can be found at http://en.bignox.com/pokemongo.
Step 1. Download and install Nox App Player: Pokémon GO for PC version from http://en.bignox.com/pokemongo.
Step 2. Open Nox App Player: Pokémon GO for PC and run Pokemon GO app which is pre-installed in this software.
Step 3. Login with your Google account to start your adventure.
Here are 3 tips to help you start playing the game without a hitch on Nox APP Player:
1) Make sure to turn AR off to avoid a glitched screen. The setting icon stays in the upper right corner of the game.
2) Use the WASD keys on your keyboard to move your character.
3) Use Virtual Location button on the software’s side bar to place yourself in any location.
Play Pokemon GO using Bluestacks
Step 1. Download and install Bluestacks from http://www.bluestacks.com/download.html.
Step 2. Run Bluestacks. Click on Search button then search for “Pokemon GO”.
Step 3. Click the Pokemon GO icon to download and install the game.
Step 4. Install root apk, Fake GPS apk to play the game properly. Bluestacks has a detailed tutorial here.
Step 3. Start the game and sign in with your Google account.
Similar to Nox App Player, you need to turn off VR mode.