Looking to try your hand on Pokémon? Don’t worry – I’d you loved Pokémon Go or other Pokémon games and are wondering how you could play them on your Android phone, we have the answer for you.
The world of Pokémon makes us all nostalgic. People play a number of games on their Android devices nowadays but there is no proper Pokémon game available in the play store. However, android provides a platform for game lovers to play their favorite games on their android device. Android has abundance of quality emulators that executes code written for different games and helps you to play on android.
Method 1: Using Gameboid
You need to download the emulator first followed by the game ROM.
Step 1: Download the gameboid emulator. Gameboid isn’t available on the Google Play Store. So, download it from your phone’s browser using the link. Once the page opens, tap on ‘Download’.
Step 2: Once, the download has been completed, go to the location where your file has been downloaded. Install the Gameboid emulator by tapping on the file.
Step 3: To play Pokémon on your device, you will have to download the game ROM file. You can find any ROMs you want on Google by simply typing in the name of the game. The ROMs that work are .gba files, so make sure you check the extension before downloading your file.
Step 4: Once, again download the file from the following link from your browser. It’s a BIOS file that ensures the emulation will work properly. Wait for the download to complete.
Step 5: Now, move the ROM file and BIOS file that you downloaded from the current destination to the Gameboid folder in your SD card. To do this, tap on ‘File manager’ on your home screen.
Step 6: Now, open the desired location by tapping on it. Long press on the file you want to move. A new screen pops up. Tap on ‘Move’.
Step 7: Now, choose ‘Gameboid’ folder and tap on ‘OK’. The file has been moved.
Step 8: Now, open the Gameboid on your device from the home screen by tapping on it. Wait until it asks you for the proper directory. It tells the program to locate your games on your device.
Step 9: Select the file you downloaded to start your Pokémon game and enjoy your gaming.
Method 2: John GBA Lite
Looking for another simple method where you could go no wrong? You may want to try out GBA Lite.
It is another Game Boy emulators for your android device available on the Google Play. Download and install the emulator from the play store.
Step 1: Open the app by tapping on ‘Gameboy’ shaped icon on your home screen. The first time you open it, it searches for games and pops a notification. Tap on ‘OK’.
Step 2: To play Pokémon on your device, you will have to download the game ROM file. You can find any ROMs you want on Google by simply typing in the name of the game. The ROMs that work are .gba files, so make sure you check the extension before downloading your file.
Step 3: Move the files to the location sdcard/games/gba. To do this, tap on ‘File manager’ on your home screen.
Step 4: Now, open the desired location where file has been downloaded by tapping on it. Long press on the file you want to move. A new screen pops up. Tap on ‘Move’.
Step 5: Now, tap on sdcard followed by games and finally gba. Tap on ‘OK’. Make sure you move your files to this location else the emulator may not find the files.
Step 6: Now, open the emulator by tapping on the ‘Gameboy’ shaped icon in your home screen. It shows the list of games installed. Tap on game name i.e. ‘Pokémon’ and the game starts. You could try out these simple steps with any of the Pokémon games available – these universal steps just make it a lot easier for you.
Enjoy your game. It’s time to welcome you to the Pokémon world!