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1. Pokémon GO is the global gaming sensation that has been downloaded over 1 billion times and named “Best Mobile Game” by the Game Developers Choice Awards and “Best App of the Year” by TechCrunch.
2. - Compatibility is not guaranteed for devices without GPS capabilities or devices that are connected only to Wi-Fi networks.
Download and install Pokémon GO on your Laptop or Desktop computer
Or follow the guide below to use on PC:
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Select your PC version:
- Windows 7-10
- Windows 11
If you want to install and use the Pokémon GO app on your PC or Mac, you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We have worked diligently to help you understand how to use this app for your computer in 4 simple steps below:
Step 1: Download an Android emulator for PC and Mac
Ok. First things first. If you want to use the application on your computer, first visit the Mac store or Windows AppStore and search for either the Bluestacks app or the Nox App >> . Most of the tutorials on the web recommends the Bluestacks app and I might be tempted to recommend it too, because you are more likely to easily find solutions online if you have trouble using the Bluestacks application on your computer. You can download the Bluestacks Pc or Mac software Here >> .
Step 2: Install the emulator on your PC or Mac
Now that you have downloaded the emulator of your choice, go to the Downloads folder on your computer to locate the emulator or Bluestacks application.
Once you have found it, click it to install the application or exe on your PC or Mac computer.
Now click Next to accept the license agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application properly.
If you do the above correctly, the Emulator app will be successfully installed.
Step 3: for PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10 / 11
Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and look for its search bar. Once you found it, type Pokémon GO in the search bar and press Search. Click on Pokémon GOapplication icon. A window of Pokémon GO on the Play Store or the app store will open and it will display the Store in your emulator application. Now, press the Install button and like on an iPhone or Android device, your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
You will see an icon called "All Apps".
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the icon. Click on it and start using the application.
Step 4: for Mac OS
Hi. Mac user!
The steps to use Pokémon GO for Mac are exactly like the ones for Windows OS above. All you need to do is install the Nox Application Emulator or Bluestack on your Macintosh. The links are provided in step one
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How to download and install Pokémon GO on Windows 11
To use mobile apps on your Windows 11, you need to install the Amazon Appstore. Once it's set up, you'll be able to browse and install mobile apps from a curated catalogue. If you want to run android apps on your Windows 11, this guide is for you.
Steps to setup your pc and download Pokémon GO app on Windows 11:
- Check if your computer is compatible: Here are the minimum requirements:
Check if Pokémon GO already has a native Windows version here ». If there is no native version, proceed to step 3.
Install the Amazon Appstore from the Microsoft Store here ». Selecting "Get" will begin the installation of the App and will automatically install Windows Subsystem for Android too.
After installation, the Amazon Appstore and the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app will appear in the Start menu and your apps list. Open the Amazon Appstore and login with your Amazon account.
Go to the Amazon App store and search for "Pokémon GO". Open the app page by clicking the app icon. Click "Install". After installation, Click "Open" to start using the Pokémon GO app.
- RAM: 8GB (minimum), 16GB (recommended)
- Storage: SSD
- Intel Core i3 8th Gen (minimum or above)
- AMD Ryzen 3000 (minimum or above)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c (minimum or above)
- Processor Architecture: x64 or ARM64
To find Pokémon GO Android app on Windows 11 after you install it, Go to Start menu » Recommended section. If you can't find the Pokémon GO app there, click on "All apps" next to the pinned section in the Start menu and scroll through the list.
Was the setup process hard? Is Amazon Appstore on Windows not available in your country or Is Pokémon GO app not working on your Windows 11? Simply download the APK directly and install via emulator. Follow the best guide for this here ».
Pokémon GO On iTunes
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Pokémon GO Software Features and Description
NEW! Now you can battle other Pokémon GO trainers online! Try the GO Battle League today.
Join Trainers across the globe who are discovering Pokémon as they explore the world around them. Pokémon GO is the global gaming sensation that has been downloaded over 1 billion times and named “Best Mobile Game” by the Game Developers Choice Awards and “Best App of the Year” by TechCrunch.
UNCOVER THE WORLD OF POKÉMON: Explore and discover Pokémon wherever you are!
CATCH more Pokémon to complete your Pokédex!
JOURNEY alongside your Buddy Pokémon to help make your Pokémon stronger and earn rewards!
COMPETE in epic Gym battles and...
TEAM UP and UNITE with other Trainers to catch powerful Pokémon during Raid Battles!
It’s time to get moving—your real-life adventures await! Let’s GO!
With the player’s permission, Adventure Sync uses the Health app to enable the player to earn walking distance when the app is closed.
- This app is free-to-play and offers in-game purchases. It is optimized for smartphones, not tablets.
- It is recommended to play while connected to a network in order to obtain accurate location information.
- Compatibility is not guaranteed for devices without GPS capabilities or devices that are connected only to Wi-Fi networks.
- Compatibility information may be changed at any time.
- Information current as of July 11, 2019.
- Compatible with iPhone® 5s / SE / 6 / 6s / 6 Plus / 6s Plus / 7 / 7 Plus / 8 / 8 Plus / X devices with iOS Version 9 or later installed.
- Not compatible with 5th generation iPod Touch devices or iPhone 5c or earlier iPhone devices.
- Please visit PokemonGO.com for additional compatibility information.
- Compatibility is not guaranteed for all devices.
- Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically reduce battery life.
Top Pcmac Reviews
Love it but....
By kenketcham (Pcmac user)
I’m gonna keep this short and sweet I’ve recently picked up Pokémon go again after about 7 months of not playing this game I once was obsessed with now I can say that it definitely has grown in a lot of ways but still things need to be changed starting with people in rural areas have a tough time really playing this game because of the lack of poke stops and variety of Pokémon given to them. I myself live in the Suburbs and also once lived in the city and FYI it’s such a drastic difference in terms of pokestops and Pokemon in general the cities are obviously flooded with both while the suburbs yet not completely empty still lacks the ability to grow within this game, but back to my point I have friends who love this game who live in much more rural areas and they just can’t really grow or have much fun with this wonderful game and they become extremely frustrated with it because they really must travel such a distance to be able to play this game it was obviously meant to be played with gym battles galore, pokestop madness and obviously new Pokédex entries. So I conclude this with Niantic you guys have really made this game fun again but please show more of a distribution of Pokémon, gyms, and pokestops to all your players across the country because I want this game to do better then it has ever been.
P.s. sorry for the lack of punctuation
Great Game BUT........
By canine baker (Pcmac user)
This is a wonderful game, great to get people out and moving I definitely recommend it for people who live in populated areas and towns BUT if you live in the rural areas and the country sides of this country where service is spotty and where they placed most all the stops and gyms there is NO SERVICE then playing this game is almost worthless. As a player moving from the city to the country it almost leaves me no choice but to quit or almost forget about the game, sad because I’m a paying player. I read how Niantic was working hard at trying to come up with a resolution for RURAL players but every update and addition to the game benefits populated players. Even trying to contact help support and Niantic is a waste of time, all you will get is a return email where someone will just copy and paste the same answers over and over again, if you cared to do something about this critical issue then maybe taking a moment and conversing with the rural players may help. I hate to have to leave this game but Niantic does not seem to care if they lose their rural players and that is so sad as if you maybe took the time to work with rural players the issue could be resolved, I say to the populated players get out and have an awesome time playing this game and don’t complain about adding a couple bucks to the game it is a lot cheaper then a night out to the movies and a lot more fun with the family!
The forgotten rural players!
Would be higher but...
By MelonDrop346 (Pcmac user)
I love all of the new editions to the game. I love that it finally FEELS like pokemon. The problem is that it’s far too late. The fact that you guys were so eager to release this game before it was finished, before you had the server capacity (that’s not totally your fault though this game initially blew up more than anyone could have thought), there was no features to battle, interact with friends, no raids or gym battles, the radar had constant problems, you guys wouldn’t allow anyone to use radars because your guys’ app kind of sucked at the time. You guys just handled this game extremely poorly during the initial first 6 months. Instead of releasing the game unfinished to make money, why didn’t you at least add features that would have made it fun to play with friends? Yes the raids were a great edition, but the new problem is that there are so many players that quit that I can never catch any legendaries because none of my friends and no people are out actively playing the game anymore. This game would have actually been fun to play and probably would have kept more players if it even had just some of the features that it does now. But because it doesn’t, it’s simply too difficult to do some of the really awesome things unless you have a dedicated group of like 15 people who will go out together and do raids. And I don’t know anyone who does. Nice try niantic, hopefully the Harry Potter game is better handled.
Not gonna lie
By aahliegh (Pcmac user)
I’m not even going to lie, I’m 27 and absolutely love this game. I grew up with Pokémon and this is by far the best Pokémon game. I stopped playing for a year or so because I reached the top level and got bored with it; about 6 months ago my husband convinced me to redownload it because of the numerous new features and two more generations of Pokémon that had been added to the game. Unfortunately as of lately I’ve been having nothing but problems with getting it to load. This is now the third time in a week that I’ve had to uninstall and reinstall the game and unfortunately this time it doesn’t appear to even be reinstalling. And yes the app and phone software are all up to date and everything like that. On top of that, on my other phone, if/when the game loads it no longer loads all of the way. It’s genuinely one of the most frustrating things I’ve been dealing with because playing this game keeps me out of trouble and out of my own head. It’s definitely become my biggest hobby and biggest outlet, so when I’m stressed out to the max and it doesn’t want to load - which seems to be every single time I’m excessively stressed lately- it just makes everything worse. I was praying that these last batch of updates they did would have fixed that but I haven’t even been able to get the game to load since it updated! That is literally the only downside to it and unfortunately it’s a major one.