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Pokémon Go Release Date Update on Windows 10 Smartphones

( [email protected] ) Aug 14, 2016 08:01 AM EDT
It is no doubt that Pokémon Go is the hottest mobile game right now. However, it is only available for iOS and Android users. But will Windows 10 phone owners have a chance to play the augmented reality game? Let's check out.
Pokemon Go on Windows smartphone Windows Central

It is no doubt that Pokémon Go is the hottest mobile game right now. However, it is only available for iOS and Android users. But will Windows 10 phone owners have a chance to play the game? Let's check out.

A group of passionate smartphone users is asking developer Niantic to release Pokémon Go on Windows 10 Mobile. The group posted a petition on Change.org to bring attention to the issue.

The petition details some of the statistics and figures that should be considered by creators of Pokémon Go. Even though the petition has been around for several months already, there's still no update if Niantic plans to release the game on Windows 10 phones.

As of this writing, the petition has more than 111,000 signatures. The goal is to get 150,000 supporters.

In a statement published in Windows Central, a representative from Niantic says "We have no comment or info to share on Windows at this time. Sorry I can't be of more help."

Pokémon Go requires players to walk around their neighborhood with the smartphones to get digital monsters nearby. However, some Windows 10 PC users play the game from the comfort of their own room. Desktop owners can use Fake GPS to fool the game that they are moving around.

If you want to play Pokemon Go on PC, download the files listed below and put them in a single folder.

First, you should install the Bluestacks program. This program allows Android-based applications to run on Windows PC. After installing Bluestacks, run Kingroot on it and click "Try" at the bottom of the screen. Restart Bluestacks (right click on cog wheel).

Second, open Lucky Patcher on Bluestacks and hit "Grant." Click Install and then go to SD - Windows - Fake GPS 4.6.apk. Install Fake GPS as "System" using Lucky Patcher. Close out everything then restart Android by clicking the cog wheel again. After that, add Pokémon Go application to Bluestacks. Launch Lucky Patcher and search for Fake GPS.

In Fake GPS, head to setting on the top right and make sure it is in EXPERT mode. Find a place where you want to search for Pokémon. For example, use Central Park in New York as your location. Lastly, open Pokémon Go and log-in using your Gmail account. 

For more information, watch the tutorial from Travis D on YouTube.

Take note that Niantic is now cracking down Pokémon Go cheaters, according to the Verge. So be sure to update Blackstacks, Kingroot and Fake GPS regularly to access Pokémon Go.

We'll keep you posted once Pokemon Go becomes available on Windows 10 mobile.

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