7 Pokémon GO Walking Hack Tips You Should Know (2024)

by Aaron Roussey Updated On May 21, 2024 Published On Jun 13, 2021 Tips

Catching Pokémon and visiting all those Pokéstops can become tiresome quickly. But what if you could take a break while still making progress in the game? The Pokémon GO Walking Hack makes this possible.

This technique lets you play Pokémon GO from the comfort of your home without needing to physically walk. This helps conserve your energy and avoids any inconvenient or potentially dangerous situations you might encounter while searching for Pokémon outdoors.

There are various ways to perform the Pokémon GO walking hack, but we'll only share methods that won't raise suspicion with Niantic. Keep reading to discover how to enjoy Pokémon GO from the comfort of your home.

Pokémon GO Walking Hack Using MockGo iPhone GPS Spoofer

One of the most straightforward ways to fake steps in Pokémon GO safely is by using desktop iOS GPS changer tools. MockGo iOS GPS changer is one of the most reliable and early launched tools that allows you to spoof your geolocation on your iPhone and trick Pokémon GO into thinking you're moving.

It is easy to use and doesn't require you to jailbreak your iPhone. Most importantly, it is compatible with all common iPhone devices and iOS systems, from iOS 9 through iOS 17.

MockGo offers multiple interesting features including:

  • Teleport the GPS of your iPhone to any location in the world
  • Use the two-stop or multi-stop mode to simulate movement along a real or customized route
  • Use the joystick to make automatic or manual GPS movements
  • Mimic walking, cycling, or driving speed with speed control
  • Compatible with the latest iPhone 15 and iOS 17

To use MockGo on your iOS and perform the walking hack safely, here are the steps:

Simulate Movement Along Real Roads

Step 1. Download MockGo for Windows PC or Mac. Install the tool and launch it.

Step 2. Use a USB cable or Wi-Fi to connect your iOS device to your computer and click "Start".

Connect your iOS device to the computer

Step 3. You should now see a map with a placeholder on your current GPS position. Click on the 2nd option in the top right corner of the map to simulate movement between two points.

One-stop mode

Step 4. In the search bar, search for the location you want to move to, adjust the location pin, and then click the "Move Here" button.

adjust the location pin a

Step 5. To start the simulation, enter the number of times you want to move between the two points, select a walking speed, then press "Start".

start the simulation

Simulate Movement Along Customized Roads

To move along customized roads, use the third option in the top-right corner of the map.

Step 1. Once this "multi-stop mode " option is selected, you can drop pins on different spots on the map, then click "Move Here" to trace your selected path.

pick the spots along a real path

Step 2. Once again, use the slider to control walking speed, select the number of times you want to traverse the selected path, then click "Start" to commence virtual movement.

Simulate the Multi-stop Movement

Now, launch the Pokémon GO app and let MockGo simulate movement between the points selected on the map while you stay home and enjoy the game.

Pokémon GO Walking Hack via GPS Spoofing Tweak Apps

If your iPhone is running an old system and it is jailbroken, there are quite a lot of location spoofing tweak apps for you to choose from to apply the walking hack in Pokémon GO.

Some popular choices are LocationFaker X by iOS developer Cunstuck (compatible with iOS 10 to iOS 14), or LocationHandle (compatible with iOS 9 and iOS 10).

To use LocationHandle, all you have to do is:

  1. Make sure your device is jailbroken.
  2. Find LocationHandle from the Cydia app store.
  3. After that, open LocationHandle.
  4. There are four modes to choose from: Normal, Offset, Automatic, and Manual. Choose the Automatic mode to enable the walking hack in Pokémon GO, which allows you to change your real location around the Base Coordinate automatically and customize the speed.

Pokémon GO Walking Hack via GPS Spoofing Tweak Apps

Pokémon GO Walking Hack Using PGSharp Android App

For Android users, one of the most popular tools to allow you to play Pokémon GO without walking is PGSharp. To use PGSharp, follow these step-by-step instructions:

Step 1: Before you begin, you need to create a Pokémon Trainer Club (PTC) account if you haven't already. You can't use your Google account for this method, so make sure to set up a new PTC account on the official Pokémon GO website.

Step 2: Visit the PGSharp website at PGSharp.com and locate the download icon. Download the app to your Android device. PGSharp often offers a free trial, allowing you to use the app for a limited time without paying. After the trial period, you may need to purchase a license key to continue using it.

go to the official PGSharp website

Step 3: After downloading the app, you'll need to enter a license key to access its features, including the fake GPS map functionality.

Step 4: Install the PGSharp app on your device. After installation, follow the on-screen instructions to enable any necessary options.

Step 5: Once your phone is set up for spoofing, open the PGSharp app. Click the Auto Walk button on the map to start walking. You can set the speed by visiting the Settings.

Teleporting with PGSharp

Now, you can open Pokémon GO, and it should reflect the fake location you've set in PGSharp.

However, since PGSharp is a modified version, I must point out that Pokémon GO players who use modified Pokémon GO apps can be more likely to get detected after the game developer collects enough GPS data and puts it up for analysis. If unusual behavior is spotted after reviewing the player's GPS data, the player is more likely to get warned and banned.

Pokémon GO Walking Hack Using GPS Emulator Android App

If you're not willing to take the risks associated with using modified Pokémon GO apps like PGsharp, GPS Emulator is the solution you've been searching for. It's one of the most popular GPS spoofing apps for Android and the safest option for implementing cheat walking without risking a ban from Niantic.

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to use GPS Emulator to fake GPS walking on your Android device:

Step 1: Download and install the GPS Emulator app from Google Play Store on your Android phone.

Step 2: Enable Developer Mode on your Android device by following these steps:

  • a. Go to "Settings."
  • b. Scroll down and tap on "About Phone."
  • c. Tap on your device's "Build Number" multiple times (about seven times) until a message appears, indicating that "Developer mode has been enabled."

your device is in developer mode

Step 3: Now, enable mock locations with GPS Emulator by following these steps:

  • a. Go to "Settings."
  • b. Scroll down and tap on "Developer Options."
  • c. Look for "Mock location app" under "Debugging," and tap on it.
  • d. When the pop-up window appears, select "GPS Emulator."

select the mock location app

Step 4: Open the GPS Emulator app, and grant location permissions if prompted. You should now see your current location on the map. Choose the auto walk feature from the menu and customize the walking route on the map within the GPS Emulator app.

 Launch the GPS Emulator app

Other 3 Pokémon GO Walking Hack Tips

Use Accessories

Although Pokémon GO is primarily played on smartphones, you can also enhance your gameplay with accessories, even when the app is not running. While the Apple Watch was previously supported, it's no longer available. However, there are still third-party accessories designed to keep you engaged in the game.

These accessories include:

  • Pokémon GO Plus: A wristwatch that connects to your phone via Bluetooth. It notifies you when Pokémon or PokéStops are nearby.
  • Poké Ball Plus: Similar to the Pokémon GO Plus, it also offers extra features for Pokémon games on Nintendo Switch.
  • Pokémon GO-Tcha: This device functions like the Pokémon GO Plus but includes an autoplay mode, automatically catching nearby Pokémon and spinning PokéStops without your input. Use Incense from PokéStops

Pokemon Go Plus

Use Incense

Using incense is a convenient way to draw Pokémon towards your location. You can obtain incense from PokéStops, the in-game store, or as a reward for leveling up.


Once activated from your items bag, incense creates a pink cloud around your character. It lasts for 30 minutes, luring Pokémon to you and making them easier to catch without moving.

 get a pink cloud surrounding your character

Insert a lure module

Lure modules are even more effective than incense, attracting Pokémon to a specific PokéStop.

Insert A Lure Module

You can obtain lure modules from PokéStops, purchase them from the store, or receive them as rewards for leveling up. Once activated at a PokéStop, the lure module showers the area with flower petals, attracting Pokémon to that location.

activated lure module

Wrapping Up

Playing Pokémon GO from home is possible through various methods. You can use tools like MockGo to simulate movement without physically walking. Alternatively, you can utilize accessories and items such as incense and lure modules to capture more Pokémon without leaving home.

These options not only enhance your gameplay but also make Pokémon GO safer and more enjoyable. What's your favorite Pokémon GO walking hack? Share with us in the comments below!

Aaron Roussey
Meet Aaron, our tech-savvy team member who has probably touched more grass than all of us combined, simply because he can't afford to miss a Legendary raid in Pokémon GO. When he's not on the quest to 'catch 'em all,' you'll find him at his computer, covering everything you need to know about phones, games, computers, and all things tech!
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