How to Play Pokemon GO on PC with Bluestacks? (Move with Keyboard)

Do you want to play Pokemon GO on PC with Bluestacks? I know the pain of not being able to play Pokemon GO since I’m a Bluestacks user too. I was totally disappointed when I heard Pokemon GO uses GPS to control the Trainer. However, I could play but I had to change the location from here to there continuously. That was pretty painful.

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However, you can now play Pokemon GO on PC with Bluestacks using your keyboard! That’s freaking awesome, what do you say? However, I had tons of problems playing. So, I decided not to share something that did not work almost every time. But now this works just perfectly, it’s time to catch ’em all. 😀

There are two ways, I recommend the second procedure as it’s short. Please scroll down to find the second procedure as that helped many people too. Try the method 2 first!

Without further do, let’s get started. This tutorial will show you how to play Pokemon GO on PC with Bluestacks and move using your keyboard (WASD).

How to Play Pokemon GO on PC With Bluestacks?

For continuing, you first need to download the latest Bluestacks update for Pokemon GO. You can find all the download links for apps that we’re going to use for this tutorial. 🙂

Note: All the download links are provided below!

Step #1: Download and install the latest Bluestacks on your PC.

Step #2: Download KingRoot v4.95 and install it via Bluestacks.

Step #3: Download FakeGPS v4.95 and install.

Step #4: Download Lucky Patcher v6.2.4 from the link below.

Step #5: Download Pokemon GO v0.29.3 from Bluestacks and install.

After you have downloaded these, you can now move to the next step. Remember, we have to root our Bluestacks using KingRoot to use Lucky Patcher. Once you have installed Bluestacks, now install all these three apps one by one by dragging them to the Bluestacks App Player.

Play Pokemon GO on PC with Bluestacks (Walking with Keyboard)

After you have downloaded and installed all of these apps. Keep in mind, you have to uninstall Bluestacks completely from your Windows PC and reinstall it from scratch. Now comes the most important part. Don’t run Pokemon GO right now even if Niantic released the game for your country. We have to change or set our location first.

If you live in those countries where Pokemon GO works, keep your fake location to that country. If you are from India or any other countries, simply plan to move to any supported country. Don’t change it again or else you are sure to get banned. That means you can’t jump around the map too much, stay in one state or country, and don’t teleport from areas to areas within seconds or minutes. 🙂

If you want to go to another state, simply turn off Pokemon GO and don’t run it for like some hours. Then change your location to that other state to safely move there. This makes Niantic think you drove to that state within these few hours and now you started the game. 

Steps to Follow – Method 1 (Play Pokemon GO on PC with Bluestacks)

  1. Start Bluestacks and install all the three apps (KingRoot, FakeGPS, and Lucky Patcher).

  2. Now open KingRoot and agree to the TOS, and tap on the icon saying ‘Fix Now‘ or ‘Get Now‘.
    play Pokemon GO on PC with Bluestacks, Play Pokemon GO on PC, Root Bluestacks with KingRoot

  3. Now, wait till it reaches 100% and the “Root Success!” message.

  4. Then, restart Bluestacks, and open Lucky Patcher.

  5. Then tap on FakeGPS from the app list, and tap on ‘Tools‘ and then ‘Move to /system/app
    Make FakeGPS a System App, how to use Lucky Patcher

  6. When a pop-up appears asking “Do you really want to make this a System app?”, just tap on ‘Yes‘.

  7. It will ask you to reboot Bluestacks, simply tap on ‘No‘ and restart your Bluestacks manually.

  8. Once restarted, you won’t find FakeGPS in your home apps. Start Lucky Patcher again, you will find FakeGPS in the app list, simply tap on it and ‘Launch‘ the app.
    Note: If you cannot find FakeGPS, look for the Search option in the footer of the Lucky Patcher app. Then you will find a search box and something called Filters. Click on it and you will find a bunch of checklists, look for System Apps and check it. Then apply the filter and you will find FakeGPS, and then launch the app.

  9. Now, you have to set your location in FakeGPS. If you’re from any of those countries where Niantic launched Pokemon GO, put your location somewhere there. But if you’re from other countries, you can change to either US, UK or Australia. (Take your own risk of getting banned if you try changing countries from time to time.)

  10. Now, go to ‘Settings‘ and look for ‘Location‘. Once you find it, set your GPS Mode to ‘High‘.

  11. Now open Pokemon GO and sign up with your Google account.

  12. If you find GPS signal error, simply restart Bluestacks and change your location again, and that should work.

  13. Now you can move using your keyboard by pressing W/A/S/D. You can catch Pokemon using the mouse by dragging just like you do on your phone. 😉

Now you can start playing Pokemon GO peacefully from your home using your Keyboard and mouse! No matter who Pokemon are, you can easily catch them up. But remember not to change your location very often using FakeGPS, or else it might result in a ban. I’m now playing for like 4 days and leveled up to 9 already. No bans and nothing. 😀

Try this if the upper procedure doesn’t work for you – Method 2

If your Trainer doesn’t move using your Keyboard, reinstall Bluestacks and click on the ‘Set location‘ icon on the left option bar in Bluestacks as shown in the image below.

This will automatically install the FakeGPS in your Bluestacks, and then once installed. Again click on the ‘Set location‘ option. Then similarly set your location and click on the little play button on the right bottom corner. Then you restart your Bluestacks and click on the ‘Set Location‘ option once again. Now, check if the location is same as you have chosen before. If the pinpoint is in the same place, then good. Now open Pokemon GO and your keyboard keys will let you control your Trainer. 😀


FakeGPS KingRoot Lucky Patcher

Conclusion (Play Pokemon GO on PC with Bluestacks)

This is the ultimate guide if you want to play Pokemon GO on PC with Bluestacks. You can use your keyboard to walk around and use your mouse to catch Pokemon and look around. That’s pretty cool. You don’t have to walk 10 kilometers to hatch eggs. This is a lifesaver if you don’t own a smartphone and use Bluestacks to play most of your Android games. 😀

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Aditya - July 30, 2016

Trainer not moving with keyboard.

    Bright Joe - July 30, 2016

    Try the method two then. The first method worked for me, so I mentioned it at first but some of my friends found the method 2 helpful. 😀

mic - August 2, 2016

Method 1 works fine…until i cant use the keyboard anymore (after 2 days). Reinstall and again method 1…it works until i have to relog. Any idea?

    Bright Joe - August 2, 2016

    That’s weird. Try the method #2. First, reinstall Bluestacks completely. Then you know what to do if you saw the method #2 too. 🙂

    That should help you, bro. 🙂

    Karela Gilbert - August 8, 2016

    I had this issue too randomly, tried method one and two and still the same. 🙁

      Bright Joe - August 8, 2016

      Bro, did you uninstall Bluestacks completely? You should then install the latest version of Bluestacks from scratch. Then only it should work. 🙂

Aman - August 3, 2016

can this thing work on mac as well??
since our blustacks UI is different with the one you showed above!!

angel - August 3, 2016

now theres an update …. what should we do joe?

    Bright Joe - August 4, 2016

    Bro, you can download the APK v0.31 and install via Bluestacks. I believe that will work, I updated my game similarly and had no problems. But some people are having controlling issues with Keyboard. Don’t be upset if your keyboard stops working on Pokemon GO, I’m trying to find a solution to this problem. The method 2 helped one of my friends, so I tell you to try that if your keyboard doesn’t work. Thanks for the comment bro. 🙂

Josh - August 5, 2016

Does this get you banned?

    Bright Joe - August 5, 2016

    You will be banned only if you jump from one place to the other too quick. Niantic will suspect you and you might get permanently banned. Don’t jump too much, change your location once and keep playing. 😀

Rob - August 7, 2016

How come I can’t find the kingroot app

And it kicks me out the Pokemon go app when I try to open it up

    Bright Joe - August 7, 2016

    After rooting is successful, KingRoot disappears from the app list but it runs as a system app. But the reason for getting kick might be – jumping too much around the fake location. Did you move from a place to another in just a few seconds? You might get banned for that. 😛

Micheal - August 7, 2016

I cannot get Pokemon Go in general to work and haven’t been able to since the last update in July. It tells me when I update bluestacks that I need to update the game. I go to update the game and it tells me that bluestacks isn’t compatible with this version. I already updated bluestacks.

    Bright Joe - August 8, 2016

    Bro, uninstall Bluestacks completely and then install the latest version. If you install the latest version from the old version, it doesn’t help. I faced this issue when trying it for the first time. 🙂

arif - August 9, 2016

Using Bluestacks, i can’t catch the pokemon, it just broke away after catch every time, and also the Pokestop, i spin and nothing come out.

    Bright Joe - August 9, 2016

    If you didn’t change your location before starting the game, you might get banned. Can’t tell if it’s a soft ban, but check a few hours later. Then only you would understand. 🙂

Airman - August 9, 2016

It always says Failed to detect location

Karela Gilbert - August 10, 2016

I fixed the WASD issue, yay! No rooting either! Just Bluestacks, Pokemon go and FakeGps.

Josh - August 10, 2016

My w is not working, is there a way to set it to arrow keys?

fui - August 11, 2016

Is it we have to change location again first before start the pokemon go?

    Bright Joe - August 11, 2016

    Yeah bro, change your location and then start Pokemon GO. 🙂

      Zac Conley - August 13, 2016

      Well I jumped the gun, can’t battle in gyms It just locks the game up, but I can still move about. Any ideas as to the cause of this?

        Bright Joe - August 13, 2016

        I too can’t battle in any gym as if my controls aren’t working. Maybe in some future update, Bluestacks will fix this problem. Till then you can enjoy and catch some Pokemon! 😀

          Zac - August 13, 2016

          Thanks for the response. Sadly though that kinda sucks… I loved smashing gyms. Well at least I can farm stops and build a proper team with some high Iv’s. If you figure out a fix or something let me know. Till then best of luck farming.

          Bright Joe - August 13, 2016

          Sure bro, make sure to subscribe for post notifications. 🙂

Zac Conley - August 13, 2016

Dude worked like a charm. Now keyboard is working perfectly. This runs so much smoother than Nox ever did. No lag at all love it. Your my hero Bright Joe

fui - August 13, 2016

hi, i was using method 2 before, but i have no idea why now my keyboard WASD not working anymore, so i have to reinstall?

Ernest - August 14, 2016

thanks for the post ,joe
u help me solve the wasd keys problem

Anirudh - August 17, 2016


Kevin - August 18, 2016

Anyway to make Pokemon go run smoother on bluestacks? So damn laggy!

Kousco - September 3, 2016

Wait dont you have reinstall all the apps again after your uninstall and reinstall bluestacks?

    Bright Joe - September 3, 2016

    You can keep a backup of your apps as that doesn’t interfere the Bluestack’s system files. 🙂

Kousco - September 3, 2016

I can’t download Kingroot…google kept sayinjg that it vialtes google term and service…any other alternative of downloading it?

solyx - September 3, 2016

i tried doing both methods, still no change, cant move my character using wasd
so i ended up changing locations little by little, like 10-15 m away so it looks like walking, but i really want to get the wasd controls back

Maisypuddleduck - September 6, 2016

I can throw my pokeball far enough to catch the pokemon standing far back ??

Ultimate Gamer - September 10, 2016

The problem with bluestacks is really weird man:-
If i fix the gps signal not found error in pokemon go, the wasd controls don’t work
and if i somehow manage to fix the wasd controls,I again get the gps signal not found error.
WTF man?
Is bluestacks thinking about dropping the support for pokemon GO?

    Dinesh - September 12, 2016

    Hello Bro, Please try updating the blue stacks, Yea blue stacks is about drop Pokemon Go, Many players leaving playing the game.

Arnel E Bautista - September 16, 2016

Google log in for pokemon go on bluestack not available. Any updates?


    Bright Joe - September 18, 2016

    You possibly have to reinstall your Bluestacks, I did not hear such an issue yet. But trying to reinstall might help. 🙂


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