This is not the first time that we wrote a tutorial on how to play Pokemon Go on your computer (including both Mac and Windows methods). However, using BlueStacks isn’t that convenient since you have to use their Play Store to download the game.
Recently, I discovered another cool project for Pokemon Go from Github called pokemongo-webspoof by iam4x. With all the fresh and unique features that it comes with, I couldn’t resist but to try it out and write this article for you guys.
Some of these functionalities are known but not brought to the PC version yet.
Besides the obvious fact that you can play the game from your Mac, it also allows you to move around using its built-in controller. Do know that this doesn’t get the game from the Play Store, which means no part of Android is involved in this. Instead, you must have Pokemon Go installed on your iPhone and then connect it to Mac OS X, so basically mirroring.
Location spoofing is also another big thing in the Pokemon Go community, and this project provides that as well. Using the Algolia Places search, you will be capable of jumping from one location to another (read this post before proceeding).
To make things a little bit easier, you can now adjust the speed presets, see the total distance and current speed counter.
Now that you know all the juicy details about this Pokemon Go webspoof project, these are the things you’re required to have before installing it.
- A Mac (or VM on Windows)
- Xcode installed
- Pokemon Go on your iOS device (download it for free from the App Store)
How to install
Step 1: Open your iPhone and launch Pokémon Go
Step 2: Connect the device to your Mac and start the pokemongo-webspoof app (get it here)
Step 3: Xcode will be launched instantly after that. Go ahead and rename the Bundle Identifier to whatever you like
Step 4: Build and Run the Xcode project and check the Auto update Xcode location as well
Step 5: When done, in Xcode, go to Debug > Simulate Location > pokemonLocation
And there you have it. Feel free to enjoy playing Pokemon Go on your Mac. Another feature I almost forgot to mention is that you can auto walk, subway, and teleport as well.
For more information, instructions on how to update the app in the future, and how you can help develop it further, check out its official Github page.