(Quick Answer) How to Change Location in Pokémon GO

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Dream of traveling far and wide in the Pokeverse? We’ve got a solution to help your dream come true. Learn how to change your location in Pokémon GO by using a combination of spoofing apps and VPN.

What happens when you change your GPS in Pokémon GO?

When you spoof your GPS while playing a location-based game like Pokemon, the game considers that you're accessing the characters from a new location.

So, what happens next is that all the Pokemon spawned on the map are associated with your new region.

If the said region has any special events or Gym battles, you can also partake in them—since the game thinks you’re a local there. 

Now, you might be wondering why people are often afraid to change their location. Well, it’s because if you overuse this technique, the developer of the game can catch you spoofing your location.

If they do, they’ll either give you a warning or ban your account. You can follow a few strategies to help you avoid getting a warning and not get banned from the game.

Here is a simple trick to remember: close your game for a few hours before jumping to another location.

The hours should be closer to the time it takes to travel to the location you jumped, either from a car or an airplane.  

How to change Pokémon GO location for iPhone and Android

Change Pokémon GO location for iPhone

Changing your location on an iPhone can be difficult compared to changing the location on an Android device. As many GPS spoofing apps for the iPhone and iPad require you to jailbreak the device.

However, the apps we recommend are simple and easy to use. Once installed, you can spoof your location instantaneously.

Keep in mind that jailbreaking your Apple device can result in voiding your warranty. Plus, if Niantic figures out that you're using any unauthorized app to play Pokémon GO, they can permanently ban your account.

A secure way to spoof your location in Pokémon GO is to use the MockGo tool. MockGo lets you modify your iPhone location from a computer, and you do not even need to jailbreak the device.

With the help of MockGo, you can set your GPS coordinates to any place of your liking. Moreover, you can also change the speed of your avatar to that of a car, biking, or simply walking to help you hatch the Pokémon GO eggs.

Step 1. Download and install the free trial version of the software on your computer and follow the guide to spoof location in Pokémon GO. 

Step 2. Launch the MockGo tool on your computer or Mac. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the PC using the USB cable. The program will automatically detect the iOS device. Once detected, click on the 'Start' button to begin.

connect your iOS device to the computer

Step 3. On the map (it will show your current location), click on the search icon to manually enter the address or look up a destination. Then, click on the 'Go' button. 

 search for a location

Step 4. A notification pop-up is going to show you the location you've selected. If the location is correct, you can click on the 'Move Here' button to change the location of the iPhone. 

click Move Here to teleport the GPS

This is now the new location of your iPhone!

location teleported

Change location in Pokémon GO for Android 

Use the Fake GPS Joystick and Routes by Incorporate Apps to spoof location on an Android device.

The app costs about $5.99, which you pay once.The app works well without any hiccups.

It also comes with many operational modes, advanced features, automatic movement in any direction, and a joystick to move to your new location manually.

You can also update the intervals and adjust the speed of the avatar.

Pokémon GO users can use expert mode and better spoofing abilities which are specifically designed for the game.

The app also keeps track of the location you have visited, plus you can add custom locations to your lists for future access.

Check this guide to find more details about the steps of changing Pokémon GO location for Android device.

Fake GPS Joystick and Routes

If you are in the area where Pokemon is unavailable

Change your location in Pokémon GO for iPhone with VPN

There are few countries that have banned the Pokémon GO game. So if you want to play the game and spoof your location as well, you would need to use a VPN.

One good option is ExpressVPN. Using its app, you can access blocked features on your iPhone and then spoof your location

Follow these simple steps to change the location on your iPhone:

Step 1. Download and Install 'ExpressVPN' on your iOS device

Download and Install 'ExpressVPN' 

Step 2. Download any third-party GPS spoofing app. (We recommend MockGo)

Launch MockGo on your computer

Step 3. Select a VPN server in the same location as your GPS.

Select a VPN server  

Step 4. Use the MockGo spoofing tool to change the location.

choose teleport mode

Step 5. Download the game Pokémon GO, if it is not already installed.

Step 6. Open the Pokémon GO app and start playing the Pokémon GO game and capture new Pokemons.

As a reminder, MockGo doesn’t require you to jailbreak your device. However, other third-party spoofing apps need a jailbroken device to work.

Change Your Location in Pokémon Go on an Android Device

If you're using an Android device to play Pokémon GO, you can use a location mocker app to help you spoof your location easily.

Follow this simple and easy guide on how to change the location using VPN in Pokémon GO for Android:

  1. Download the ExpressVPN on your Android smartphone.
  2. Install a GPS Spoofing software or an app. Look for software that does not require a rooted device.
  3. Now Install Mock Mock Locations.
  4. Launch the Mock Mock Location app, then turn it on.
  5. Now select the VPN server location, which is similar to your GPS spoofer location.
  6. Download and install the Pokémon GO game on your Android device (if it is not installed already)
  7. Use the GPS spoofing app and move around the new location in Pokémon GO.
  8. Have fun catching all the Pokemon you find in the new location.

Can I Play Pokémon Go Without Moving?

Yes, by using any of the spoofing apps and software tools like MockGo, you can play Pokémon GO from the comfort of your home. You do not need to move from one location to another physically.

Most spoofer apps simulate the moving function, and a few also let you set up the speed of the movement so you can have the edge over other players catching Pokemons in the same area.

The spoofer app gives your desired location to the phone. The Pokémon GO servers then detect this location and believe you’re moving (in reality, you’re just lying on your couch). 

Example: If you’re in Singapore and want to travel to the USA, you can use a location spoofer with a VPN to change your location to the US.

Now, when you open the Pokémon GO app, then you’re teleported to the US. You can also use the spoofer app while traveling; just make sure you have a stable internet connection.

This is how you can change your location as many times as you like. But changing your location often and quickly can result in a soft ban, so always wait a while before you switch to a new place.


You can use the spoof and mock apps to change the location of your current place in Pokémon GO. This way, you can capture new and rare Pokemons and become a PokeMaster.

Most apps work on both iOS and Android handsets, so you’ll be able to experience new gameplay on either device.

Aaron Roussey

Aaron is tech-savvy and enjoys writing technical articles about phones, computers, games, and the internet!
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