How to Play Pokémon Go on Your Mac or PC

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Pokémon Go. You know what it is, I know what it is, and even your great aunt Mabel’s out and about, whizzing around on a mobility scooter hunting for a Snorlax.

Trouble is, most of us have to be an adult (or at least pretend to be), which means being stuck indoors in front of a screen, instead of going out at lobbing balls at cute creatures outside your local ‘spoons. It’s not all bad though – you can still catch Pokémon sitting at your desk.

If you leave the app running, the little scamps pop round quite often. I caught myself a lovely CP 402 Haunter yesterday, in between reading emails (and working really, really hard).

If that sounds like something you want a slice of, then it gets even better. There’s a way you can play Pokémon Go on your PC, without having to touch your phone.

The fact that it’s less obvious to your coworkers that you’re actually playing, is just a sweet bonus…




Flip your phone face down on the table, and get to work. Fill out some spreadsheets. Reply to an email or two. Laugh at some spicy memes. Do whatever you normally do basically, but periodically check Vysor to see if you’ve been visited by any furry/scaly/feathered friends.

Your phone will vibrate alerting you each time a new Pokémon spawns, and you can encourage more to visit by using incense.

Catching Pokémon is pretty easy using a mouse, and I’ve been flinging Pokéballs accurately on my MacBook without any problems.

If you’re lucky enough to sit near a Pokéstop or two then you can keep on spinning them around for random item drops every five minutes or so too.

And, well, that’s pretty much it. Unplug your phone on your lunch break and go out hunting on the high street, then plug back in when you return. Kill your productivity, get fired, and have even more free time to catch them all.

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