Petition asks for Pokémon Go to be brought over to Windows 10

A passionate group of Windows fans are looking to get Pokémon Go, the popular new mobile title from Niantic and The Pokémon Company, onto Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. The group has started a petition on Change.org in order to bring attention to the issue.

From the petition:

With the above stated, the community composed of millions of loyal fans and users of Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile humbly request Pokémon GO creators, Niantic, Inc., The Pokémon Company, and Nintendo Co., Ltd., to release Pokémon GO on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile alongside their Android and iOS counterparts.

The petition highlights some of the various statistics that the companies involved in creating Pokémon Go should bring the game to Windows. While the petition has been around for several months already, with the recent release of the game for Android and iOS, it has seen a massive spike in support, and as of this writing it has 18,598 signatures.

For those of you that don't know, Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game that lets you go out into the real world to "find" and catch various Pokémon. Pokémon can be found all across your neighborhood and town, along with different Poké-shops where you can stock up on monster hunting supplies.

If you want to see Pokémon Go on Windows, sign the petition to help your voice be heard.

271 Comments
  • already signed
  • Signed as well. It should be a no brainer - millions of installed PCs, then they can port to XBOX One and WM while they're at it.
  • How do you think you can play a gps based game on a pc or a console
  • Lmao I was thinking the same thing
  • it meant windows store, for those who have a computer based tablet and still have a camera to play it.
    those things can still track directly.
  • Exactly. With it being windows phone, that game is not coming anytime soon if ever.
  • I wish people like you wouldn't come into this forum if you don't support the platform. Find something better to do with your time.
  • Though I like wp, he's right. Windows phone's marketshare is just too small. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • How does market share get fixed? Killer apps. Tried this on my iPhone... way too buggy for me to get into, but it still seems to have gained traction despite the bugs. I'll give it a sign.
  • @TLR Works absolutely perfect on my iPhone. Yours must be broken....  
  • My iPhone's fine, this game's problems are reported en masse in every region it's in, and became a meme day one. https://m.facebook.com/DeFrancoNation/?tsid=0.2246192554984785&source=ty...
  • I've been having server connection errors, but other than that, it's really fun. 
  • I have been putting more time into it to see if it'd hook me since many of my peoples on FB talk of it rekindling their inner child... just hasn't done that for me (yet). I actually got frustrated during a real bad server period and decided to really rekindle my inner child with Pokémon Yellow instead. That's been much more fun so far.
  • Add to that the fact that Niantic got extra funding from Google a few months back (can't find the story on that at the moment). Such funding would most likely have been on the proviso that they don't port any of their apps to Windows Phone (we know how much Google wants to kill it).
  • However, the weird thing is that google could easily kill apple the same way with that tactic. Bringing every killer app to android only would make googles position too strong for apple to survive. What money can't buy these days... Its sad that company's buy into these tactics
  • The reason they don't pull the same stuff with iOS is because iOS has more marketing mind share (see all the ads for apps that say "Download now from the App Store"). Posted via my Nexus 5X
  • Well Niantic was a part of Google up until a couple months ago. The guy running Niantic is responsible for field trips and played a big part in Google maps and earth. He created the game ingress within Google but that did not get any traction. He apparently asked for it to be its own company during the whole alphabet thing and they agreed and gave him a 30 million dollar investment. Pokemon go is pretty much the game ingress, but with Pokemon. All Nintendo added was their IP, which is the most important part. As for porting it to windows phone, maybe they will after fixing the server issues. I think they got way more people than they expected. When all that is fixed and the iOS and android installs slow a little it will probably come to windows phone.  
  • not right it wouldn't matter cause of the in game store which would make up for it.
  • No, I wish there were more true fans who are critical of MS instead of defending everything MS says and does. It feels good when people tell me how I'm so perfect, but hurts me in the long run because in reality I suck and I've never made any improvements from all the useless feedback I got.
  • Also Nintendo has a history of not giving a **** about what their fans think. So don't hold your breath to even get a proper RESPONSE to this petition.
  • nintendo is art, they are suppose to not give a ****. lol. then they flop with the wiiU and maybe things change.
  • I want to see some ass carrying a desktop around outside...
  • True because windows 10 is only on desktop. No company makes windows 10 tablets that run on core M, Atom, or even yet i3/5/7 processors that have GPS etc. Yeah don't bring a game to a Windows UWP so when iPad and Android tablet users realize their tablet is nothing more than a big phone and would like to switch from phone to computer and keep playing. You are right, that's absurd don't do it Nintendo please don't. /s
  • Strange, my Surface 3 has GPS! So much for "no company makes ..."
  • http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1FZ3280858 You were saying? Upgradeable to Windows 10, Atom quad core and all in a tablet that has been around a while. Actually paid $75 for mine and $14 for an HP Bluetooth keyboard with holder so like a mini laptop.
  • Console? Yes that's absurd. Same with desktops. However there are still tablets (I've seen a lot of people carrying tablets in day to day situations now) and 2-in-1 PC's. A UWP wouldn't be *completely* useless
  • windows 10 for phones..... also you don't need a desktop to carry a laptop around... you can go into a place that uses wifi or use a hotspot for the internet.
  • windows tablet
  • Nng ... phones and tablets dummy.
  • This is a mobile AR game. And 18.5K signatures may seem like a lot but it's a blip considering that it has over 100K reviews on google play store and up to half a million downloads.
  • And so anyone using Win10M deserve to miss out for using a OS they like using? Just to remind you (and others) this is a free-to-play game. All they really need to do is get in onto the platform and really, all problems are gone. Store fees? Android and iOS have them too and that's not a problem. Low(er) market share? Why does that matter when its a free-to-play game where they don't have to rely on a high amount of people buying the app/game? The only problem is developing it in windows code. And there's Xaramin and iOS bridge tool for that. If all companies and developers thought "they have less people than android" there will be no apps/games at all for windows.
  • What has what people deserve got to do with anything? There's no right to Pokemon... The sad fact is there just isn't anywhere near as much money to be made from developing a windows phone version. I hope you get it, but you probably won't. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • The issue is that it uses unity and requires them to pay a license to use on windows platform. It's a loss of money for them given the tiny market share.
  • it a FREE game there is no money needed to be made and I'm sure if that is what they WANT
    then the crazy people that have no life and spend heaps of money on in game stores would make up for that and spend more then just their valification for the game.
  • They have shops to buy stuff listed in many places. There's trading systems. It is grossing a lot of money.
  • I created five accounts in outlook and signed from all. Yeah, im that desperate. For now using my sister's Mi 5. it is really hard to make her give it to me and i can use it only when she comes back from her college . :(
  • That's coz she don't want you in her SnapChat :)
  • How would you even port to Xbox? It's AR, so you need a camera. So this game would only be cool for mobile and maybe HoloLens?
  • I would love to play it on a HoloLens, if it requires my phone though, it will be taxing on my data.
  • We'll probably get it when no one else is playing the game.
  • It's Pokemon. People will play it forever.
  • Windows Mobile will never get this game.. Nintendo gives no fukks.
  • Imagine all the amazing possibilities of this app in HoloLens....
  • And the holo lens could create virtual pokeballs in you hand and you could literally have battles happening in front of your eyes. There could be proper tournaments using the holo lens. Good grief. I'm gonna go get a holo lens.
  • They should include HoloLens on the petition
  • Instead this will happen in Daydream! Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Fingers crossed!
  • I just went to Reddit, and a Pokémon GO player found a dead body in a river.
  • Erie!
  • Lake
  • omfg creepy ****. rocket team is going dark.
  • Useless Petition... The game will never come to Windows Mobile
  • Why
  • Becoz he's a useless commentor.
  • Because he is a realist
  • So, you're saying it's not likely Windows can get a popular app? You do realize it's a fact that that is not true.
  • I'm saying a petition wouldn't make a difference
  • Demand did with Instagram.....
  • A change.org petition did not bring Instagram to Windows phone. Microsoft making a deal with them is what made that happen.
  • Ummmm, it did not hurt.
  • "it's a fact that is not true".....conundrum anyone?
  • Lol, these people on the internet. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • You are being disingenuous.. You removed one of his "that's"... It's not a conundrum.
  • No, he edited his comment after the fact.
  • Did I say that I edited that comment?... No. Don't speak for me, son.
  • I think you have enough problems in Texas than to go around antagonizing me.
  • watch out, we have a bad-ass keyboard warrior here. everyone act afraid.
  • You, the most despised commenter here, deem to interfere in the friendly banter of others? Do you ever notice, or care how many times your comments are down voted and people piss all over your replies?
    ..
    And that avatar, omg, I get nauseous every time I see it. I pray God was not so angry with your parents as to create such an ugly child.
    ..
    I could go on, but why? Something like you is not worth my time, nor Gods - you were a mistake to humanity. I hope you realize that and do your very, very best to make every day a great day for you should have died in the womb.
  • What??... Trust me, it's people like you who are the problem, and you're elsewhere... Stop
  • "People like me?" What are you trying to say, Rodney? I state the truth, and you say I am the problem? I am just a 30 year old mother of two who loves windows phone, yet you spew your divisive rhetoric any chance you get when you don't agree with someone. Always shaking your damn head...nasty man.
  • *overweight 30 year old
  • Even if I was, you couldn't get with me. You and your little d*ck, lol.
  • SMDH..
  • Because Niantic labs is a google company :(
  • True Story bro
  • Ok. I didn't know that...
  • Nope, not anymore since October 2015.
  • But they did get extra funding from Google a few months back.
  • Because Pokemon GO is a mobile only game. It's not even available for iPad or Android tablets. So even if they decide to go UWP for Windows 10, though the PC and tablet share is great, phone (as we all know) is falling every day. So it would not be feasible for any company to bring such a product over to Windows for phones alone.
  • My iPad begs to differ.
  • It requires GPS, so if your tablet doesn't have that it won't work.
  • I use mobile hotspot from my lumia 950xl for my ipod touch and it works off the gps of my phone
  • Because i'm being realist. Qnd my main phone is a 950xl, but all of these people that really think that pokemon go is comming to Windows platform are just delluding themselves. In 3 months from today i will come here to remind you all of who das right :D
  • Just get rid of your 950XL and move on because your spirit has been broken already. Join android or apple so you can become a positive minded person because all your bring here is negativity.
  • Believe me when i say i already tried. Tried to sell this one, but no one wants to buy it in my country, so i am stuck with it until someone buys ir or it breaks...
  • omggggg LOL i believe you man
  • And you didn't put it on Ebay because...?
  • He also said "or it breaks" however forgets how he can break it himself. He's just making excuses to make his arguments sound less useless
  • Are you even serious? Do you think i will break a 600 (yes, we do have to pay it whole, as there are no contracts like US) euro phone ON PURPOSE? Maybe if i lived from my parents Money i would do that... But here in Portugal 600 euros is more than minimum wage... Maybe if i were in your position i could do it...
  • Because ebay on Portugal its not that used. I did put it on similar websites (olx) and even on tech forums (zwame), but after more than i month i just quit
  • I'm still at a loss. Will your phone not work outside of Portugal? I'm serious, unless you are trying to make back all of the money you spent on the phone, thereby pricing it too high for a used device, there really is no reason you shouldn't put the handset up on eBay. It's a far bigger audience than you're likely to find on any other website. Even the forums on this site can be used to sell your phone.
  • I have a drawer full of old phones, just save it as a backup and move on if that's what's going to make you happy and stop torturing people in here for no good reason.
  • "Torturing people"
    If mobile phones are so important to your life that they get you upset just talking about them, then I feel sorry for you.
  • Sorry, but i can't have the luxary of having a 600 euro phone simply as backup. What i usually do is sell my current one and buy a new one. Before i bought this one i had a 1520 which i sold before i got this (same with a 920 i had before 1520)
  • Why did u buy so many windows phones? You like the platform? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Yes i really like the platform and i am quite a fan of Microsoft. The problem is that it gets nowhere year after year, and w10 lunch das clumpsy which agravated the problem. I never minded being the "underdog", but on Windows Phone 8 i felt that Microsoft was really trying to grow and male a name on mobile, but with Windows 10 mobile, that is simply gone. What i ser is MS just keeping their mobile platform because of "one core" with no effort to really step up the game.
  • So, you're telling him how to live his life because he disagrees with you. That makes a lot of sense. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • No, just think he's unhappy and of you're unhappy, you should make a change. No one in this forum made him purchase a 950; it would be easier on his mental health to move on.
  • Quite frankly, you are the only one here who sounds unhappy.
  • Ignore these gicks.
  • Your in a sweetheart kind of mood today... Posted from PornHub
  • i wonder how many gay pr0n you watch, mother of two :P
  • Who at all said "Pokémon Go IS coming to Windows"? People are WANTING it to. You're the one deluding yourself into reading what you want to read to make your argument less useless. Everyone deserves to show their opinion but you seem to want to shush peoples voices by calling them deluded. Says so much about you as a person to be honest.
  • Yeah yeah i'm the delluded... How many times did this petitions worked on Windows mobile? None? I can remember CoC petition going nowhere, just like a lot others, but none really having any effect. The thing is people have to see this from a economical perspective, from which WM its not worth it. You may want it, just like i wanted dragon ball dokkan battle, but guess what? It never happened
  • Because he's a donkeys behind! These type of people make me dread visiting windows central. I signed the petition and gave them some food for thought too. I hope everyone here does too! The platform bias is getting old; there should be a law against this type of anti competitive behavior and I don't care to hear about there being more users on this platform or that platform because as long as there is a million or more users, there's potential to make a profit period.
  • A law you say?
  • Is there even a million Windows 10 Mobile users?! Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Wow!
    Are you the app developer?
    Otherwise shut your mouth please!
  • As Dinero would say, "ARE YOU TALKING TO ME"?
  • Repeat after me: Just because you post it on the internet, doesn't make it true!!!!!
  • That's a lie. Everything on the internet is true.
  • Just sign it
  • All I ever read here is that WP users don't need apps, or that they have all the apps they'll ever need. Talk about flip flopping.
  • Oh so true! App not on WP? Then either: 1) "We" don't need it. or 2) The game, app or whatever probably sucks (hence "we" don't need it).
  • Exactly.
  • True because windows 10 is only on desktop. No company makes windows 10 tablets that run on core M, Atom, or even yet i3/5/7 processors that have GPS etc. Yeah don't bring a game to a Windows UWP so when iPad and Android tablet users realize their tablet is nothing more than a big phone and would like to switch from phone to computer and keep playing. You are right, that's absurd don't do it Nintendo please don't. /s
  • It's ridiculous to assume that Android and Apple tablet users will one day "wake up" and realize that they're just using a "big phone," and switch to a Windows tablet. People use tablets for different types of reasons, but most usage comes from browsing social media, watching movies on the go, and playing touch based games. People who do these things are mostly fine with what they have, Apple and Google have huge app stores with great touch-based apps & games, and that's why their tablets are so popular. People who need to "get stuff done" or require the power of x86 are not even close to being the majority.
  • Hopefully it goes better than that Snapchat petition.
  • Niantic was an internal Google startup and is part of Alphabet. A Windows version is not going to happen until it becomes relevant in mobile. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Well, that blows.. Sick of Microogle not working together.
  • It's Google not working with Microsoft. Look at how many MS apps are available on Android. Now look at Google apps on Windows.
  • Every Google service is available on Windows and many have apps too. Not sure what isn't on Windows? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Microsoft put their apps on Android not out of the kindness of their heart, but because Android is a huge platform and they need those customers. This shouldn't have to be explained. It's completely stupid to believe that Google has a responsibility to bring apps to WP just because Microsoft put their apps on Android. Grow some common sense FFS.
  • Haha sorry it that's not why google haven't made apps on windows. Let's say, a customer who doesn't know the technical rivalry of each OS and simply wants a new mobile. They consider getting a windows 10 mobile. Then they find out that it doesn't have the official Youtube app (courtesy of Google). They will not know that there are even better YouTube apps on the store compared to the official app, as they have no background knowledge on the matter. So they'll instead jump to android. It's marketing schemes. Google are a high functioning, high profitable business who has a global influence. Developing windows apps will not put a dent in their budget in the slightest.
  • The 3rd party YouTube apps on Windows phone are not better than the official apps on iOS or Android.
  • Google doesn't make apps for BBOS, Fire OS, Tizen, Sailfish, WebOS or Windows Mobile for the same reason. None of them are relevant. None of them have any market share. They do make apps for iOS though. Why is that? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Google would work with them of they were relevant in Mobile. It is up to Microsoft to make something compelling. Obviously that isn't W10M. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Microsoft needs to make it compelling to the OEMs. Give them control over the OS and many customization options.
  • That would certainly help. That is definitely a big part of Android's success. Windows phone's rigid UI and complete lack of customization, even by the manufacturer, made them a tough sell on both ends.
  • Customization is nice, I'd love to be able to have themes on my phone, but given that MS is trying to market Windows Mobile to Enterprise, giving control of the OS to someone else is a no go. Things like that are why Android is actively avoided in corporations.
  • Customization is big for OEMs, but not much for consumers. Working in IT, I've seen many Windows, iDevice, and Android users with just default theme.
  • Niantic is not part of Alphabet either. When Google restructured as Alphabet Niantic became independent.
  • We actually have over 67 000 signers now ^_^ But what makes me a little dissapointed is that Windows Central shared this petition, but not the Snapchat petition -_- - Snapchat petition maker, Casper Svensrud https://www.change.org/p/snapchat-make-snapchat-available-for-windows-phone
  • how come the instagram one got 55 signs?? weird. still, the new app is great :D ​just signed snapchat petition too... i really want that app :C
  • Signed months ago
  • Signed the petition :). Here's hoping for some change
  • Signed!
  • Imagine this game on HoloLens
  • After seeing the trailer that's the first thing I thought of as well.
  • Widows phone users should more petitions.
    I am totally with that. :D
  • What's a "Widows" phone?
  • Ummm, obviously the phone of a lady who lost her husband... Duh
  • Nintendo of American building is just next door to Microsoft Campus, I really hope there could be more collabration.
  • I'm down for this.  There is no such thing as too much Pokemon.
  • Signed!
  • Please, no.
  • Signed it
  • I signed it yesterday
  • Doesn't this thing ever get old? I was 6-8 yo kid when my cousins watched Pokémon cartoon, and I'm 25 now, in two weeks
  • I'm 30 and I still get every main series Pokémon game on day one. My husband does too and he's 38. It's more than just the show, it's a multi-generational, international phenomenon with a huge meta game. If you don't know what EVs and IVs are or the joy of breeding that perfect Pokémon so you can dominate in battles against other players, then I can see why you might find this puzzling. Yes, Pokémon is marketed towards kids but it's also a game of deep strategy.
  • i started playing with XY and only breeded eevee Lol to have all the evos ​:3 ​anyways soon later my LR buttons broke and my 3DS is sitting there collecting dust (seriously i was afraid to clean it cuz it might scratch when i found it) 
  • Oh, pity you are leaving it on the shelf. There's actually a pretty good library of games on the 3DS. You should contact Nintendo and see if it's still under warranty.
  • i know it's terrible i only got to like the fourth level on Luigi's Mansion... didn't finish Kid icarus and only played like 3 online matches... Did not even insert Fire Emblem's Awakening Cartrige. SAD. ​it's not that expensive to fix it but i haven't got around it, and when i did, the technicians weren't available.
  • Probably going to get flamed for this, but this looks so stupid.
  • The petition?
  • The game
  • I signed it. But the problem is the arguments they use to support their point. Windows 10 is installed on millions of devices... Yes it is, but how many of those are smartphones? This game only makes on smartphones. The 300million PCs are irrelevant for this matter. This upsets me, because this problem is valid for many apps, not only for this game.
    Nowadays, many apps were designed to work-be useful on "mobile only" situations. The fact there are so many millions of PCs with the same OS will not help it.
  • maybe but if it comes as uwp 300 million pc users could download it :)
  • They wouldn't. This game requires a camera, GPS, accelerometer, etc... many thins only a few PCs have, like the Surface. Most W10 PC users don't have the machines equipped with that kind of hardware.
  • Yeah you are right, only time will tell will they make it or not
  • I'm pretty sure some tablets and 2-in-1s have GPS
  • They won't release it on Windows, cos it uses Google Maps and as we know Google will never ever be part of the global elite to push Windows.
  • How do you explain gMaps then?
  • gMaps is not created by Google.
  • gMaps uses Google Maps, just like Pokémon Go.
  • Isn't the development company a subsidiary of Alphabet(Google)? The people who won't even make a YouTube app?  
  • Correction: The people who won't even let Microsoft make a YouTube app for them.
  • They will allow Microsoft to create an app if they adhere to the rules. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • What rules? Those that even Google didn't adhere to at those times with their lagdroid app? They're just like a child in the age, when they just defy for whatever reason. They're the biggest morons :D
  • Which is exactly what Microsoft did. Then Google immediately decided WAIT NO WE'RE CHANGING THE RULES NOW MAKE A NEW APP THAT COMPLIES And understandably Microsoft told them to stuff it.
  • well.. the only loosers where the users of windows phone/mobile so...
  • Microsoft built a YouTube app that didn't didn't display ads, and YouTube content creators would not get paid from such an app, hence why Google made them take it down. It's not hard for a logical person to figure out.
  • Thats the same as literally every YouTube app we have. Why aren't they being taken down too?
  • Those lttle one man made 3rd party YouTube apps aren't worth worrying about for Google. Microsoft on the other hand is a different story.
  • Signed!
  • Im in. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Honestly this is what's going to make me finally leave Windows Mobile. I can take not having Snapchat and other major apps, but this is just the last straw.
  • Or u can just keep using a cheap windows phone for the amazing battery life,and Microsoft services and then android for other things. I carry two phones. People watch me like I'm important. It's funny. There's no rule in having more than one phones.
  • This. That's exactly what I've been doing for ages, Windows phone in one pocket, Android or iPhone in the other. People here act like using anything but a Windows phone is worthy of instant death, and IMO that's a dumb mentality to have.
  • yes, it's a dumb mentality that ridiculous hate they have for apple and google... but also having two devices is more expensive.
  • And inconvenient.
  • It can be inconvenient, but I have to carry a seperate phone for work anyways, so it all works out.
  • A gimmicky AR Pokémon game is the last straw? k
  • It's not just this game that's making me switch. Im tired of not having apps/games that everyone else have. Not having major apps/games (Snapchat, CoC, Pokémon Go) is frustrating.
  • I hope when u make the switch and download those apps, you actually use them, and not just have them for the sake of having them. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Don't switch just yet. The game still has a lot of growth to do. Right now you can't even battle other players and the gym system is only okay. Right now it's just a walking app that you can catch Gen 1 Pokémon with. Nintendo has plans for it but it needs time to mature.
  • To all the naysayers, please sign the petition anyway. Can't do any harm! Maybe they'll surprise us all.
  • Signed! Let's hope for the best.
  • It's a google company. So no point to wait...
  • Doesn't this, like ingress use a skinned google maps? Although ninatic lab is no longer under google, because it still is using google products, I doubt this will come.
  • Signed! Also posted to my twitter when it reached 19k. There might not be a LOT of Win 10 Mobile users, but as we learned from Tiny Troopers we do spent quite a lot on games... If Niantic can just port the iOS version over, then why the heck wouldn't they?
  • They can even enable it for Holo Lens once it becomes for general customers
  • Great idea!!
  • Lets see if its still a thing after 5 years.
  • Only 5,700 signers left before the milestone is reached! Hello, I just signed the petition, "Nintendo, , the pokemon company, The Pokemon Company, Niantic, Inc.: Develop Pokémon GO for Windows 10 and Windows Mobile 10." I think this is important. Will you sign it too? Here's the link: https://www.change.org/p/nintendo-the-pokemon-company-the-pokemon-compan... Thanks,
  • I don't think it will happen :( but signed anyway. :)
  • Pokémon is still a thing? lol.
  • Hate to say it but its one of nintendos cash cow. They'll milk it for years to come
  • I have the game on my android phone. Since. I have a Windows phone, I was recording myself walking around park trying to find and catch pokemanz
  • i used my mom's android to try snapchat filters and now when pokemon go launches she's in another city :C ​i want to lurke on my neighbours yards looking for an eevee :C
  • Quick question for you, then - will Pokémon Go work on your Android phone if you turn off mobile data and connect to your Windows phone's hotspot? I'm debating getting a cheap Android and just connecting it to my Lumia, but don't know if that would work...
  • i think it should, but you can always try with someone else's android first.
  • yes, i only have windows mobile. and my android uses hotspots and wifis since i live in a city, wifi is everywhere.  with hotspot, my wp powers my android phone, and it does use it fine with gps.
  • Can I ask what Android you use? I tried it with a ZTE GoPhone earlier, but kept getting GPS not found errors...
  • This is a brilliant idea. Might have to be tested, but I don't see why it wouldn't work. It just needs data to be able to access the maps, and as long as that's available one way or another, I don't see why you'd have to have a second phone plan.
  • Yup, that will work.  My nephew wanted to play on his (wifi only) Android tablet, over the weekend, and my 950DS was the only mobile data device left with any juice left.  Everyone else's phone batteries were dead, due to extreme PokemonGo usage.  Funny, but sad.
  • Signed. They also need snapchat
  • really it seems the game is so crappy on ios android that i am afraid how crappy they will make it on windows 10 if they try to :P
  • Signed, now let's see how many people from this forum signs as it's still about 15k signatures short. As much whining that happen in here, we shouldn't have an issue getting 25k. GO SIGN NOW!
  • i'm one of the whiners LOL (only sometimes).Already signed so hard that petition. I was so sad yesterday loosing all the fun.
  • Signing this right now! All my coworkers have been playing this (I work at a Microsoft Store) and I've been feeling left out.
  • How to sign to that petition??
  • I signed a change.org petition once. Ever since, my inbox was filled with Bernie Sanders ads and other liberal stuff.
  • Hey, You might learn something. #feelthebern Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • at least its not republican crap.
  • Yeah its a garbage Democrat site. I won't go near it.
  • I signed for all the good it'll do. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Already signed up 4 days ago.
    Now 20k+ supporters have signed this petition.
  • What's this petition for? After all WP users have "all the apps they need" right?
  • yes. people dont NEED this app, they just WANT it. Know the difference smartass.
  • You heard 'em, you people don't need this app. Obey!
  • How do I sign?
  • Totally misleading video. That kind of real world action could only be done on hololens, and still would not look that good. Looking at you phone screen is a farcry from what they show in the ad.
  • omg you are so smart, i never thought about it that way.
  • Let it come, but I won't use it
  • I'm not a Pokémon fan but a loyal windows phone user, signed.
  • Why in the hell would anyone be loyal to a phone. It literally boggles the mind. 
  • Bring it on HoloLens & everybody will forget, what phone they're using before! :-P
  • already signed
  • Hope this petition works. It's really fun on my iPhone.
  • Why not use it on the iPhone?? What's wrong with these people..... Like you must use it on windows phone......
  • I AM using it on my iPhone.. I signed the petition so that people on WIndows phone, that want it, might get it. That's the whole reason for this thread ...... what's wrong with people?  READ MY POST. .......  SLOWLY.  ........ HOPE THIS PETITION WORKS.  (for windows phone users) end of statement.   I, on the other hand, am already playing the game and enjoying it... "It's really fun on my iPhone" ...... end of statement.   does that help clarify?   The game is fun and I signed the petition to help windows phone users get the game. I can explain it again if you want.   
  • Signed a few days ago. Windows 10 Mobile, 2-in-1s, and HoloLens are very potential target for a UWP app.
  • Just 3000 more signatures to reach the goal
  • They should petition Nadella to make Windows Mobile viable consumer ecosystem. 'Focus' on enterprise and retreating from consumer space, 0 market share, will never ever make any sane game developer to target Windows mobile. Windows mobile is dead.
  • They've tried for 5yrs to make Windows phone viable for consumers, it didn't work and they're losing money on every phone they sell.
  • What's all this crap about market share? There are users on windows phone, I'm not even talking about the windows 10 platform. 1% if that's the market share, is over 20 million people. You mean no "well to do developer" in his senses will develop an app for a potential 20 million users? Even though there are hundreds of millions on other platforms, doesn't make these ones a waste of time or not profitable, I don't get that logic. What happened to the developers on this platform? What happened to the many others that develop for multi platforms? Are they bankrupt? Unhappy? How come I have 100 apps on my Lumia 950? Brings me to my next point. If you are unhappy with this platform, go where you will be happy instead of waiting here and refusing people that are happy here to be happy. I'm perfectly happy with windows phone, I knew it's an evolving, revolutionary platform even when I signed up for it. I knew I won't get it all, but if I had the means to get more, I would take it. Of all the sites of mobile nations, this is the only one that the users get annoying, simply whining at pointless things. Every discussion, however interesting and brilliant gets reduced to apps and market share. Like the users on this forum alone aren't worthy of a business. Pokémon go is a developing game, brilliant concept, would be best on the halolense. If they chose to bring it fine, if not, it's not the end of the world, yet. There will be more, and there will be done more that won't be on this platform. That's that. If anyone doesn't think windows phone users deserve s game like Pokémon go, doesn't have to sign the petition, but shouldn't come here and ask us not to either. And frankly, shouldn't even be here. That's my two cents
  • Windows 10 Mobile installed base is just 10% of installed base of Windows phones and very few new phones are sold due the new Mastermind 'strategy'. Its over.
  • Calm down. No one in this thread has asked anyone to not sign the petition. Some people are saying it's pointless to bother, but that's not the same thing.
  • The stark truth is this is a Nintendo franchise. Even when our sun dies and the earth is no more, we still won't have Pokémon Go on our Windows phone. I'm currently looking into a dual boot games console/phone that runs Android and Windows 10, in order to get access to more games and stuff.
  • You may be unaware, but Pokémon GO has absolutely nothing to do with Nintendo's mobile initiative. It's primarily a Pokémon Company & Niantic release. Think of it like TCG... Nintendo is a co-licensee only. It can (and probably will) be released anywhere it can generate marketshare/profit.
  • I see a lot of people saying it would be cool with Hololens, but Hololens is like a PC, you use it a home (or at the office), you don't walk on the street wearing it and catching Pokemons x) Nonetheless, signed! I really hope it comes to Windows Mobile <3  
  • Looks like here city lens of old with added kids cartoons
  • yes and people love it
  • Get off my lawn!! Damn kids.
  • Dream on. It is built on Ingress and I'm waiting forever for that game to come to windows mobile
  • It's a battery killer. Been reporting it kills a fully charged battery in 2hrs. That's alot of strain for the battery and could result in an issue with the battery itself. Needs more development before coming to us on Windows and Android and Apple
  • I've signed, hopefully well get the app.
  • It would be great if they bring Pokemon Go to HoloLens  
  • 2k left to reach the milestone of 25k
  • Just signed it , 1050 more to go
  • I would sign it but the privacy policy of that petition site isn't great, I feel.
  • I have a secondary email I use for these kinds of things... All the spam goes there, and none of it in my real inbox!
  • Great idea
  • LOL!  Nice to dream, ain't it?  They're having trouble with the game in the selected regions where it was released on iOS/Android, what makes anyone think they'd be bothered to bring it to W10? As per Nintendo, their priority is get the game up and running in the regions and platforms released first and then continue with a worldwide rollout. No chance this one is coming to W10 anytime soon. And of course, there will be some sour grapes losers who will say that since this isn't available on W10, it must be a bad game. On the contrary, it is a wonderfully made game (except for the risk of being run over by traffic, hitting something etc if the player doesn't pay much attention to their surroundings) and the download numbers speak for themselves.
  • Colton Haynes <3 i agree with you btw
  • Isn't Colton just amazing? <3 and also, wow @ Jon Kotajarena <3 
  • I'd totally try it, if I could. However, I'm not that concerned otherwise.
  • Kind of strange that you (Windows Central) shared this petition, but not my Snapchat petition... https://www.change.org/p/snapchat-make-snapchat-available-for-windows-phone
  • Right now people are crazy about pokemon go. Snapchat never had that hype
  • snapchat did have hype, but maybe not mania. at the end of the day snapchat is an staablished app. commonplace for everyone except us lol.
  • Signed and decided to make sure to hit them where it hurts: Their wallet. No more buying Nintendo games or consoles for me, and unfollowed / unliked all their social media accounts. As a die hard fan and part of their indie dev community is sad to say the least
  • 27k+ supporters already
  • Petition won't pay developers their bills.
  • Because change.org has *so* much influence /s .... Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Just signed...... yayyyyyyyyy
  • 34k+ supporters
  • hahaha good luck with that, the app barely work on iPhone and android, they wont do it again just for windows mobile, although they say they are thinking of hololens for a future app
  • Unfortunately, petitions like these never really accomplish anything. I hate to be a downer, since I also really want Pokemon Go on my Windows 10 phone, but time and time again, it's been shown that pretty much every major petition via change.org or others never really get even a passing glance from the developers. It doesn't ever really impact anything, and doesn't change much other than expressing a sentiment of a (comparatively) small group of users.
  • It is really strange that they want to release a hololens version but not one for windows PC or Windows Phone. I refuse to install it on my Samsung or IPhone till I can install it on my 950XL. 
  • +67K people have signed up till date. Not bad. You can make a lot of money with that. If anyone really cared that is.