How to Fake GPS with Joystick for Pokémon GO

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  2. Published on Jul 6, 2021
  3. Updated on Jan 6, 2022
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Have you ever wondered if there was a way to play Pokémon GO without having to physically walk? Well, if you are here, you are done wondering and you’re looking for actionable ways to do it.

But is it really possible? After all, the whole point of Pokémon GO is to move around in the real world trying to catch Pokémon. There are ways and one of the best is to use a Pokémon GO joystick.

This joystick gives you the ability to “walk” long distances without actually walking. And if you are thinking that it must be wrong, you’re right, there are some risks to using this method. But when used in moderation, this can be one of the best ways to play Pokémon GO.

What is Pokémon GO Joystick?

Pokémon GO joystick hack is a cheat that can track your phone’s location and change it to any other location you wish. As a player, you get the chance to change the location with the virtual joystick that’s integrated into the Pokémon GO game.

From there, you can visit any location from the comfort of your home and yet be more successful at catching Pokemons.

While this cheat is intended to make the game more fun and help people play the game even when they don’t want to explore outside, it’s still a good trick to save yourself some time when you want to play the game for only a couple of minutes or you can’t go out at the moment.

Pokémon GO Joystick

How to Fake GPS with Joystick for Pokémon GO on iOS

Anyone who has ever tried to fake the GPS on their iOS device knows how difficult it can be. In fact, most solutions require that you jailbreak the device, and considering the dangers, a jailbreak poses to the device, most people simply avoid the process altogether.

But what if we told you that there is a way to fake GPS on your iOS device without having to jailbreak the device? This is a program known as MockGo.

It allows you to simply connect the device to the computer and use a joystick to play Pokémon GO without walking. It is also a much safer solution because it will not install any app on your device or requires you to reinstall Pokémon GO on your device.

MockGo's Key Features

  • Teleport to any location in the world.
  • Simulate GPS movement along planned spots with realistic mode.
  • Use Joystick for automatic GPS movement.
  • Use Joystick for manual GPS movement.

How to Use MockGo’s Joystick GPS Movement

Step 1: Download the MockGo and double click on the installer. Follow the instructions on the installation wizard to install the program onto your computer. Open it after installation.

Step 2: Connect the iOS device to the computer and select “Start” to begin.

Launch MockGo on your computer

Step 3: You should see a map on the screen. This is where you can change the location. Just use the search bar at the top to select the desired location.

teleport mode

Step 4: Once the location has been selected, MockGo will add a joystick at the bottom left corner of the screen to facilitate movement.

You can use the joystick in one of two ways:

Method 1: Click on the middle start button to start the automatic movement and then change the location in one of the following ways:

  • Click on the left or right arrow.
  • Drag the point in the circle to the desired location.
  • Use the “A” and “D” keys on the keyboard.
  • Use the left and right arrow keys on the keyboard.

start an automatic movement

Method 2: Move the device’s location manually by clicking on the up arrow in the program or long-pressing the “W” or “Up” key on your keyboard to move forward.

To reverse movement, click on the down arrow in the program or long-press the “S” key or “Down” key on the keyboard. You can also use these keys to adjust the direction before moving forwards or backward.

This process is very simple but could allow you to “move” around collecting potentially rare Pokémon without having to actually walk.

 start a manual movement

How to Fake GPS with Joystick for Pokémon GO on Android

You will need to download the GPS Joystick apps on your device to play the game using a joystick. This method will work whether the device is rooted or not.

Just download the Fake GPS Go Location Spoofer Free app on your device (Available on the Google Play Store) and then follow these simple steps:

To find more Android Pokémon GO spoofers, please check this guide.

Install the Fake GPS app

Step 1: Once both apps are installed on your device, go to Settings > About Phone and then tap on the build number 7 times to access the developer mode on your device.

access the developer mode

Step 2: Then access the location settings and set the GPS mode to “High Accuracy.” This will allow the Fake GPS app to function properly.

Note: If your device is running Android 6.0 and above, you will find the developer settings in the main menu, making it easier to select the Mock Location and app directly.

High Accuracy

Step 3: Launch the routes and then enable the device’s GPS. To select the new location, just move the pointer to the desired location on the map.

move the pointer

Step 4: Now open the Fake GPS app settings and check the “No Root Mode”.

Step 5. Scroll down to find the Joystick option and enable it.

check the “No Root Mode.”

Step 6: Move the red dot to any desired location on the map and then tap on the “Play” button to enable the app. Check the notifications panel for confirmation that everything is working as it should. You can also open Google Maps to confirm that the location has changed.

 Check the notifications panel

Step 7: Open Pokémon GO and the game will detect this new location. Go back to the Fake GPS app and move the pointer to where you want to go and then go back to Pokémon GO. You should see your character move to the new location that you have selected.

Do this as often as you want with as many locations as you want and you should be able to play Pokémon GO without having to move at all.

Have More Fun with Real-Time Pokémon GO Maps

Unfortunately, everyone who lives in a small town or a rural area might not have as much fun or success catching Pokemons as players from big cities have.

Luckily, real-time Pokémon GO maps allow you to find where you can catch the most Pokemons in the world. If you combine this with the Pokémon GO joystick hack, you can teleport to these locations and catch Pokemons even if you aren’t physically there.

These maps also help you find raids, quest, and even team rocket stops which means that a more successful hunt is guaranteed.

  • — Worldwid
  • — New York City in USA
  • — Philadelphia and New Jersey in USA
  • — Sydney, Australia
  • — Melbourne, Australia
  • — Adelaide, Australia
  • — Vancouver city only in Canada
  • — Three areas East of Vancouver in Canada
  • — Milano, Italy
  • — Unión, Chile
  • — Wein, Austria *Non-English
  • — Tokyo, Japan *Non-English
  • — Taipei, Taiwan *Non-English
  • — Singapore
  • — Buenos Aires, Argentina *Non-English



Must-Know Risks of Pokémon Joystick

It is worth pointing out that Niantic is not exactly in the dark about some of the strategies that users employ to make the game easier.

In fact, Niantic is so aware of these strategies that they have developed a three-strike policy to address the problem and penalize users who seek to manipulate the game.

Here’s the policy and how it can affect the way you play the game:

  • When Niantic first notices that you are manipulating your GPS to play the game, you will get a 7-day shadow ban. This initial penalty doesn’t prevent you from playing the game, but you will not be able to catch any rare Pokémon until the ban is complete.
  • If Niantic catches you a second time, your account will remain inactive for a period of 30 days. This second-strike penalty means that you will not be able to access your account in any way for 30 days. You will not be able to play the game at all until the ban is complete.
  • The third strike bans your account permanently. This time Niantic bans your account completely and you will not be able to play the game. All your progress will be lost and you may need to create another account to play the game.

But these penalties can be avoided if you use GPS faking tools responsibly. For example, it is possible to avoid all these penalties if you just avoid faking your GPS for longer periods of time.

How to Prevent Being Banned for Using Joystick Hack

As we’ve seen, Niantic is aware that some users are using the strategies we have outlined here to “game the system” and play Pokémon GO without moving. But there are some ways that you can avoid getting caught. The following are just some of them:

1. Spoof Your Location Carefully

As soon as you have set up the GPS-spoofing app to change the location, exit the app and clear both the app and Pokémon GO app from the recently used apps.

Niantic will notice if you move to quickly from one location to another and this may trigger a soft ban on your account.

So, avoid changing your location to a place that is too far away from your current location. Moving the location just a few miles at a time will help you avoid a ban.

2. Avoid Changing Locations Too Quickly

Remember that AR games with GPS trackers like Pokémon GO are very good at tracking your GPS movement and your account will be flagged if you change the location too many times.

3. Avoid Using Bots

You risk getting your account permanently banned when you use bots to hack the game. As Pokémon GO has improved, the developers have introduced new ways to detect the presence of these bots and permanently prevent them from accessing your account or the game.

4. Don’t Use Multiple Accounts

When you use the strategies, we have outlined above to play the game, it is important to avoid using multiple accounts on the same device. These apps will switch from one account to another to fight the same gym RAID which can be problematic.


The strategies above present the best way to play Pokémon GO on both iOS and Android without having to move. Using the Joystick, you can “move” from one place to another catching rare Pokémon from the comfort of your couch.

But it is also important to take precautions to avoid getting your account banned. If you encounter any problems using the joystick as described above, let us know in the comments section below and we’ll do our best to help you out. Any comments about this topic are also welcome.


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