As enjoyable as Pokémon GO can be, there still remains the pesky need to walk around to hatch eggs and catch Pokémon.
Fortunately, some really smart app developers have come up with tweaked versions of Pokémon GO that allow you to continue enjoying all the fun parts of playing Pokémon GO without needing to move too much.
With these tweaked versions, it is actually possible to play Pokémon GO from the comfort of your couch.
One source of these apps is the BuildStore and here we look at how this app store can help you enhance your Pokémon GO experience.
BuildStore is a third-party app store that allows iOS device users to download and install tweaked versions of popular apps without needing to jailbreak the device.
Before the BuildStore made its debut, it was essential to jailbreak the iOS device if you wanted access to these tweaked apps.
But jailbreaking an iOS device was difficult and dangerous for the device, meaning that if you couldn't figure out how to jailbreak the device or you chose not to risk it, you had no options.
Apart from the fact that you don't need to jailbreak the device to use it, the BuildStore is also very easy to set up and use.
You don't need to be tech savvy at all to install it on your device and start accessing all the tweaked apps that you need.
BuildStore uses a configuration profile to share apps with their users.
Therefore, the only thing you need to do is install the profile on your iOS device and you will have access to the BuildStore website where you can search for and install your preferred apps.
If you want the advantage of additional features while playing Pokémon GO, BuildStore can provide you with a tweaked version of the app known as Pokémon GO ++.
To access Pokémon GO ++ on your device, you will need to subscribe to BuildStore (at $19.99 per month, per device), install the store on to your device and search for this tweaked version of Pokémon GO to install on to your device.
The main benefit of using Pokémon GO++ over the official version of the app is that it gives you additional features. These features include the following;
Note however that these features are only accessible if you turn on the Fake Location in the Pokémon GO++ Settings.
You may also lose all these features and any other privileges the tweaked version brings if you install an updated version of Pokémon GO from the App Store.
BuildStore is a safe way to install tweaked apps on to your device, particularly because you don't need to jailbreak the device to use.
Because it doesn't interfere with the OS in any way, you never have to worry about the safety of the data on your device or any system damage.
It also has an advantage in that it is a good way to find apps and games that may no longer be available on the Google Play Store.
BuildStore ensures the safety of any application that you install from their store including Pokémon GO++.
The BuildStore content policy explicitly states that any app available on their store "Must Not Harm the Device or Device Owner."
All apps available on the BuildStore are reviewed internally for the presence of malicious code or stability issues.
Bur while BuildStore will take every precaution to ensure that Pokémon GO++ is stable, safe and functional, they are not responsible for any action that Niantic may take when they discover that you are using a tweaked version of the game.
Note: Niantic is suing PokeGo++ for intellectual property infringement .They could potentially ban your account at any time. You can try a safer tool - MockGo to play Pokémon GO without being banned.
Before you can install Pokémon GO++ on your device, you will first of all need to uninstall the official version of the app from your device or any other previous version of Pokémon GO++ that you may have installed previously.
Then, follow these simple steps to install Pokémon GO++ using BuildStore;
Step 1: Sign up for a new BuildStore account, pay for a subscription and finish the installation on the iOS device.
Step 2: Once the device has been successfully registered, open Safari and go to;
Step 3: Tap on the install button and Pokémon GO++ will be installed on your device. You can then open the app and proceed to play the game.
It is more likely that Niantic will detect spoofing if the app you are using is installed on the device.
This is why most users who attempt to play the game using Pokémon GO++ often find themselves with banned accounts.
If you don't want to risk getting banned, you might want to use a solution that doesn't require any kind of access to the device's iOS system.
The best option in this case is MockGo. This is a desktop app, meaning you will not need to install any apps on your iOS device or jailbreak it.
You just need to connect the device to the computer and the program will do the rest.
Here's a step-by-step guide to show you how it works:
Step 1: Begin by downloading the MockGo installer on your computer. Click on it and then follow the instructions in the installation wizard to complete installing the program on to the computer.
Step 2: Open it after installation. Connect the iOS device to the computer and click "Start" to begin. You should see a map with the device's current location in the next window.
MockGo is compatible with most iPhone devices and iOS versions including the new iPhone 15 and iOS 17.
Step 3: To change the location of the device, click on the teleport mode icon (the first option in the top-right corner) and choose a location on the map or use the search box to look for your preferred location.
Step 4: Click "Move Here" in the popup box that appears.
Your location will change, allowing you to find and catch Pokémon in the new location.
You can also use MockGo to simulate GPS movement by using the One-stop or Multi-stop movement easily.
There are very few reliable ways to spoof your location when playing Pokémon GO, mostly because Niantic is able to detect most of them.
Apps like Pokémon GO++ can give you the edge, by allowing you to spoof your location to catch Pokémon, but you ran the risk of getting banned.
MockGo allows you to achieve the same result with a reduced risk of getting banned, because its activities are not easily detectable.
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