How to Get Pokémon Games & How to Play It on Your iPhones

How to Get Pokémon Games & How to Play It on Your iPhones.

How to Get Pokémon Games: If you have heard of the ever popular Pokémon games, you might be asking, how can I play the classic Pokemon game on the iPhone? Today, in this post, we will introduce everything you need to know about the Pokémon Go emulator for iPhone.

How to Get Pokémon Games on your iPhone

  1. Go to the App Store. Pokémon GO is available on the iPhone and Android. From the home screen of your phone, swipe your finger to the right and type “App Store” (or “Play Store”, on an Android) into the search bar that appears. Tap the App Store icon to open the App Store.
  2. Search for the Pokémon GO app. Tap on the Search button at the bottom of the screen and type “Pokémon GO” into the search bar. Tap Search to see a list of results pop up.
  3. Download the Pokémon GO app. Find the Pokémon GO app in the results. Tap the GET button at the top-right corner of the results bar. You may be prompted to enter your Apple ID password. After doing this, you should see the app begin to download.
  4. Open the Pokémon GO app. Press the home screen button and tap on the new Pokémon GO icon that will have appeared.

    • If you don’t see the app on your home screen, swipe left until you see the Spotlight search bar appear where you can type “Pokémon GO” in and tap on the app that appears.
  5. Allow Pokémon GO to access your location. Giving the app access to your location will allow you to make full use of the game’s features.
  6. Enter your date of birth. When you have done this, hit Submit.
  7. Sign up for a Pokémon GO account. You can do this one of two ways:

    • Sign up using Gmail. If you have a Gmail account, you can choose this option to link your account to the game, allowing you to share data between the two accounts. Signing up with Gmail currently seems to be more stable than using the Pokémon Trainer Club.
    • Sign up for the Pokémon Trainer Club. This is a feature on Pokémon.com that seeks to create a dedicated community of Pokémon players who can communicate, battle, and trade Pokémon with one another. If you’re interested in joining this community, this is a good option to choose.
  8. Design your trainer avatar. After accepting the terms and conditions and an introduction from Professor Willow, you’ll be taken to the picture of two avatars.

    • Tap your preferred presentation and you’ll be taken to a screen where you can edit different physical features of your avatar.
    • Edit your features by tapping on the different sections of each and using the arrows to toggle between different looks.
    • Tap on the checkmark at the bottom-right corner of the screen when you are finished designing your avatar. You’re ready to go!

Read Also: How to Play PS2 Games on Your PC.

Without a Jailbreak

  1. Do not upgrade to iOS 8.1. Apple’s iOS 8.1 update breaks the GBA4iOS emulator app. You will no longer be able to install or use the app after updating it. If you want to continue using the GBA4iOS emulator, do not update to 8.1.

    • If you’ve updated to 8.1 already, you’ll need to jailbreak your iPhone in order to install the GBA4iOS emulator.
  2. Open the Settings app on your iPhone. In order to install the Game Boy Advance emulator on your iPhone, you will need to adjust the date. You will need to change to this date every time you restart your iPhone.

    • You can use this emulator to play Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, LeafGreen, or the Originals.
  3. Tap “General”.
  4. Tap “Date & Time”.
  5. Toggle “Set Automatically” to OFF.
  6. Set the date back at least one full day. To be safe, set it back one month.
  7. Open Safari on your iPhone.
  8. Visit the GBA4iOS website. Enter gba4iosapp.com into your Safari browser.

    • If you want to play the Nintendo DS versions of Pokémon (Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HG SS, Black, White, B2, and W2), you will need the NDS4iOS emulator, which can be downloaded from iEmulators.com. You will need to use the same date trick outlined in these steps.
  9. Tap “Download GBA4iOS 2.0″.
  10. Tap the download link. If you are using iOS 7 or 8, tap the “Download GBA4iOS 2.0.X” button. If you are using iOS 6, tap the “Download GBA4iOS 1.6.2” button.
  11. Tap “Install” to install the app. The app may take a while to download.
  12. Open GBA4iOS. After the app is installed, you will be able to find it on your Home screen. Tap it to open it.
  13. Tap “Trust” when prompted to run the app.
  14. Search for Pokémon ROMs. These are the game files that you need to download to play the game. Use Safari to search for ROM files to download

    • CoolROMs is one of the best resources for downloading ROMs
    • You can only legally download ROMs for games that you physically own.
  15. Download the ROM. Once you’ve found a Pokémon ROM, download it to your iPhone by tapping the download link on the website.
  16. Open the file in GBA4iOS. After the file is finished downloading, you will be prompted to choose an app to open it in. Select GBA4iOS from the list.
  17. Set your date back. After running GBA4iOS for the first time, you can return to your settings and set “Date & Time” back to automatic.

    • You will need to set the date back again whenever you reset your iPhone.

With a Jailbreak

With a Jailbreak

  1. Jailbreak your iPhone. The method varies depending on your device, but there are reliable jailbreaks available for all versions of iOS.

    • Jailbreaking allows you to run apps that aren’t allowed on the Apple App Store, which allows you to install GBA4iOS without messing with your system’s date.
    • Jailbreaking can be risky, and you will void your warranty by jail breaking your device. If the jail breaking process goes wrong, you could lose access to your device.
  2. Launch Cydia on your jailbroken iPhone. This is the jailbreak package manager, and it allows you to install apps and tweaks that aren’t allowed on the Apple App Store.
  3. Search for “GBA4iOS”. GBA4iOS is now included in the Cydia repo, which means you can download it directly from the Cydia app. Search for it and then tap GBA4iOS in the results.

    • If you want to play the Nintendo DS versions of Pokémon (Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HG SS, Black, White, B2, and W2), you will need the NDS4iOS emulator, which can be installed the same way.
  4. Tap “Install” to install the GBA4iOS app. Tap “Confirm” to begin downloading the app.
  5. Open GBA4iOS. After the app is installed, you will be able to find it on your Home screen. Tap it to open it.
  6. Search for Pokémon ROMs. These are the game files that you need to download to play the game. Use Safari to search for ROM files to download.

    • CoolROMs is one of the best resources for downloading ROMs
    • You can only legally download ROMs for games that you physically own.
  7. Download the ROM. Once you’ve found a Pokémon ROM, download it to your iPhone by tapping the download link on the website.
  8. Open the file in GBA4iOS. After the file is finished downloading, you will be prompted to choose an app to open it in. Select GBA4iOS from the list.

How to Play Classic Pokemon Game on Your iPhone?

1. Emulator

As we mentioned above, the best way to play classic Pokemon games on your iPhone is to run a Pokemon emulator on your iPhone. An emulator is a software that allows your device to behave like another system.

In brief, with the help of the right emulator, your iPhone will behave like a video game console, so that you can play GBC, GBA, and GB games on your iPhone.

2. ROM

Besides an emulator, a ROM is also needed if you want to play a classic game on your iPhone. A ROM is a computer file that contains all data of the video game. But here’s the point, although emulators are legal to use, ROMs are complicated.

Nintendo states that it is illegal to share, download, and play a Nintendo ROM from the Internet. Even we all know that it is illegal to share, download with others, we can still find the ROMs you looking for. We certainly do not recommend you guys to do this.

How To Install An Emulator On Your iPhone

Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t allow emulators on the App Store. But there are plenty of alternative methods you can use to install an emulator on your iPhone instead. And none of them require you to jailbreak your device first.

How To Install An Emulator On Your iPhone

Most emulators are open source, which means they’re free and legal to use, even if Apple doesn’t like it. That means you can install them outside of the App Store by taking advantage of enterprise certificates or compiling them as your own apps.

For Pokémon, the best iOS emulators are Delta and iNDS. Both of these are free, and together they let you play Pokémon games from all the following consoles:

  • Game Boy / Game Boy Color
  • Game Boy Advance
  • Nintendo 64
  • Nintendo DS

Play Pokémon In Safari With Game Play Color

If installing an emulator on your iPhone sounds too complicated, you might prefer to use a web-based emulator instead. Game Play Color is the best option for this.

You still need to download ROMs for the Pokémon games you want to play. But you don’t need to jump through as many hoops to get that emulator working on your iPhone.

Game Play Color is the quickest way to start playing Pokémon on your iPhone, but it comes with a few restrictions:

  • The emulator might reset when you change apps
  • You can only play Game Boy or Game Boy Color games
  • Game Play Color doesn’t support save states, so you need to save your games to the ROM file, like you’d save to the cartridge with a physical game

If none of those drawbacks sound like a deal-breaker, here’s how to get set up:

  1. Download whatever ROMs you want to play and save them to Google Drive.
  2. Open Safari on your iPhone and load the Game Play Color website.
  3. Tap Play Now, then tap the Share button and choose to Add to Home Screen.
  4. You should see a Game Play app icon appear on your Home screen.
  5. Launch the Game Play app, then sign in to your Google Drive account. You’ll need to copy the access code it gives you to sync your account.
  6. Game Play searches your Google Drive for compatible ROMs and shows them on the screen. Tap the game you want to play to boot it up.

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