How To Play Pokemon UNITE On PC

How To Play Pokemon UNITE On PC
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton


8th Feb 2023 15:17

You may want to learn how to play Pokemon UNITE on PC, as the game isn't officially available there, but due to the freedom of PC gaming, a bit of trickery will allow you to get it up and running. 

Pokemon UNITE combines one of the world's biggest IPs with the MOBA genre, which was popularised by titles like DOTA and League of Legends. Considering the wealth of characters available in the Pokemon IP, this combination makes a lot of sense, and since its release it's attracted a tonne of players. 

So, if you haven't had the chance to play yet but you want to get it working on your desktop or laptop, check out how to play Pokemon UNITE on PC.  

How To Play Pokemon UNITE On PC

How To Play Pokemon UNITE On PC
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Currently, Pokemon UNITE is only available on the Nintendo Switch, along with iOS and Android mobile devices, but with some specialised PC software, you can get the game up and running with minimal issues.

To do this, you will need to make use of BlueStacks, which is a popular, proven, and reliable Android emulator. Essentially, it mimics an Android device, letting you play games and use other software from the Google Play Store. 

We'll run through all the steps you need to take to get Pokemon UNITE up and running on your PC:

  1. Download BlueStacks on your PC here, install it, and load it up. 
  2. Sign in to your Google account and navigate to the Play Store. 
  3. Search for Pokemon UNITE and install the game. 
  4. Head back to the BlueStacks home screen and select the Pokemon UNITE app to boot it up. 

Once the game has loaded up, you can make an account for it and begin playing. You may need to set up a controller or change the inputs on your keyboard with CTRL + Shift + A (while in-game) to make it work optimally.

If you face performance issues, you can also make some changes with the BlueStacks app to make it run better. From the home screen, select the settings icon in the bottom right and select 'Performance.' From here, you can change the CPU and memory allocation, the performance mode, and adjust the frame rate. 

That's all for our walkthrough of how to play Pokemon UNITE on PC, and now you know how to use the BlueStacks software to emulate the game on your hardware. 

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