Download Pokemon GO on PC (Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP computer) or MAC APK for Free
Nintendo have taken one of their highest earning tittles and taken it to the next level. Pokemon first appeared in the mobile gaming platform decades ago but this is the first game in the franchise that is available as a mobile application. While Nintendo have had limited success in the application store so far, Pokemon Go for PC has more than made up for it.
The concept for Pokemon Go is something new to the franchise. Rather than playing from single locations, Pokemon Go brings the Pokemon into the real world by directing players to real-life locations known as PokeStops which are shown on a map. Once there, players search for and collect the Pokemon that show up and gain experience points to level up their own Pokemon.
At the PokeStops the players meet up with other real-world players that have also congregated there, playing in the same augmented reality as them, in a game that brings the fantasy world of Pokemon closer to life than it has ever been before.
The social experience derived from the PokeStops is the only thing that is making Pokemon Go stand out. Poor technical performance of the servers has plagued the application however it is worth noting that the available version is not a complete game yet.
The best part of Pokemon Go for PC is how it allows players to interact in new ways however there are a few tweaks to how trainers evolve their captured Pokemon.
One of the most annoying parts of playing the previous Pokemon tittles was running into the same Pokemon that you’ve already captured over and over again. Pokemon Go has taken care of that problem by making it so that you have to capture as many of the same species of Pokemon in order for them to evolve. Once you have them you can trade out the weaker ones for power-up fuel for your other Pokemon.
You get the feeling early on that there is a lot missing in the current model of the game. You can’t fight against other players (only the bot Pokemon that you find at gyms), no leaderboards and no friends lists. The only way you can use the game to interact with other players is by being in the same location as them while they play it but even playing is not that simple.
As a trainer you are assigned a level and each of your Pokemon have combat points that reflect on how strong they are. Understanding how your trainer level and Pokemon combat points interact is difficult to understand even for long-time players.
Pokemon Go for PC is looking to be the game that 2016 remembers however that is all due to the novelty of seeing Pokemon in real(ish) life. When the novelty wears off, Niantic will be in a lot of trouble because the people will get fed up of the numerous bugs and once the community of players thins out, there won’t be anything holding the game together.
Combat may be boring, but the drive to take over Gyms and interact with other players that are all on the same hunt make it worth it to go running the neighborhood and hunting for pokemons.
How to Download and Play Pokemon GO on PC:
- Download & Install Bluestacks. Alternatively you can use Nox App Player.
- Register new or connect your old Gmail/Google Play account.
- Go to search box in bluestacks and type “Pokemon GO”
- Click “install” button next to the game and wait for the download to complete.
- To play the game from home you will need Fake GPS Location Spoofer like this one for Bluestacks (Nox already has one built in)
- That is it! Enjoy Pokemon GO on your desktop/laptop PC!
Pokemon GO Trailer
About Pokemon GO
Developer: Niantic, Inc
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