Soon after the release of Pokemon Go for Android and iOS last month, Windows Phone users were left isolated as due to the very low market shares the game was not available for their device.
Pokemon Go gets unofficially available for Windows 10 Phones
It was reported that many users requested Microsoft to release the game for the Windows platform and as per the latest figures, it was revealed that more than 100,000 users have signed the petition requesting the studio to launch the famous augmented-reality based game for their device. Microsoft also responded positively suggesting a possibility of the new game’s availability on the Windows store.
However, a new third party app for the Windows Phones named as PoGo-UWP is now available for the said platform which allows users to play Pokemon Go on the Windows 10 phones. Though the new app is under beta mode and therefore, many features of the game are missing, but the app still seems fine for Windows 10 Phone users to try out the game.
The instructions to install the game are mentioned below;
- Create a Pokemon Trainer Club account. Click https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-trainer-club/ to create it.
- Login via the official Android or iOS client. You can also use BlueStacks on a Windows 10 PC and the Android version of Pokemon Go.
- Log into the Android or iOS version of Pokemon Go to configure all your trainer settings and then log out.
- Go to Settings > Update and security > Developer mode on your Windows 10 Mobile device to enable sideloading. Then, download this appx file and this certificate. Later, copy these two files on your Windows phone and then with the built-in file manager route to their location, launch the certificate and then the APPX file (in the same order that is provided).
- A Pokemon Go icon should show on Windows 10 Mobile, launch the app from the All Apps List.
- Log in with your Pokemon Trainer Club account created on Android or iOS (or in BlueStacks). Done!
It is expected that Microsoft is now considering to port the game for Windows 10 phones and it will be available on Windows stores officially in coming weeks. Stay tuned for more updates!
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