How to Play Pokemon Go on Windows PC or Mac with BlueStacks (and Nox)

How to Play Pokemon Go on Windows PC or Mac with BlueStacks (and Nox)

Pokemon Go isn’t for everyone.

Those with a limited cellular data plan, cheap smartphone, and physically challenged won’t be able to enjoy the happiness and excitement thoroughly that thing game brings.

Now, I don’t want to argue as to why Niantic doesn’t implement such features to make the game more accessible. Throughout this blog, I’ve shown you how to fake walking in Pokemon Go and trick the system into thinking that your iPhone is not jailbroken.

Today, I’m going to show you another hack as well. If you are going through some struggles that prevent you from playing Pokemon Go outside, here is how to play it on your computer instead.


Hold on, a version designed specifically for Mac users has been released. More details can be found here.

How to Play Pokemon Go on a Computer (Windows / Mac)

Step 1: The first thing you need is a software called BlueStacks. You can download it for free from [Windows | Mac OS X]

Step 2: Install it on your computer and open BlueStacks

Step 3: Click on the Search option and type in Pokemon Go

Step 4: Then choose Install from the Play Store > Accept

Screen Shot 2016-07-14 at 6.53.43 PM

After the game is downloaded, click Open to get started right away. Everything should stay the same if you didn’t notice.

This is the official game, and now you get a chance to experience it on a computer. I think BlueStacks have done an excellent job at bringing Pokemon Go to the PC system. However, this is more geared towards people who couldn’t afford some good mobile data or is having trouble moving around.

And yes, there is a GPS cheat for this as well. Check out the video below. (Warning: You can get banned for doing this.)

Nox App Player

pokemon-go-nox-windows (1)

We’ve also found another software that you can use to experience Pokemon Go on PC, and it’s called Nox. Unlike BlueStacks, this app player will only allow you to run the program on Windows computer.

The cool thing here is that you will be able to control your character using the WASD keycaps. Upon launching, you will find yourself in Sydney, one of the most beautiful places in the world with tons of pokestops.

To learn more about Pokemon Go on Nox player and how to download it, check out its official blog post.

Author Profile

Bin Nguyen
Bin Nguyen
Passionate tech writer, I been a geek all my life. Love to write and explore new tech