Fake walking in Pokémon GO is quickly becoming the most popular way to play Pokémon GO without having to move.
The problem is that Niantic considers fake walking cheating and when you use the wrong tool, you are likely to get caught, and your account could get banned.
In this article, we will show you the best ways to fake walking in Pokémon GO, so you can enjoy the many walking rewards of this game without having to worry about getting banned.
YES! It is actually possible for you to play Pokémon GO without moving. But you would need to make use of location spoofing tools to do it.
In recent times, however, Niantic has been banning players who are using these GPS spoofing tools to play the game without moving.
But it can still be done, with the right tools, which we will share with you here.
Fake walking in Pokémon GO is a delicate process that requires the right kind of location spoofing tool. The good news is, we have an iOS spoofing tool that is designed to make the process and seamless, allowing you to spoof the location in a single click.
This is MockGo iOS GPS Changer and the following are its main features:
Note: MockGo for Mac is now compatible with iOS 17, and the Windows version is on its way to support iOS 17. Please keep tuned!
Here's how you can use MockGo to fake walking in Pokémon GO:
Download and install MockGo on to your computer.
Then connect the iPhone to the computer and wait for the program to detect it.
Once the device is connected, you should see a map on the screen, click on the second icon (one-stop mode) at the top-right corner of the map.
Then enter the destination location in the search bar. Adjust the pin on the map and then click on "Move Here" to proceed.
Choose the type of number of times you want to make the same movement and then click on "Start" to begin the simulation.
Use the speed slider at the bottom of the screen to adjust the speed you want to use.
You can also simulate movement along with multiple spots using MockGo, click on the "multi-stop mode" (the third option) in the top-right corner of the screen.
To avoid this, you must following the below guidelines: either downgrade your system or root it and convert the app to a system app, or you do not need to do anything at all, depending on the Android version of your device.
Make sure you are using the 3 current working methods to finish all preparations before using the faking GPS app on your android device:
On Android devices running Android versions 6,7 and 8, you can downgrade Google Play Services to change GPS location and fake walking in Pokémon Go without needing to root the device.
This method will not work on devices running versions 9, 10 and 11 and there are some versions of Android 8.1 with Google Play Services that can't be downgraded.
If downgrading Google Play Services is not an option for you, then you can use Magisk to root the device. You will need to unlock the bootloader first and then install Magisk to root the device and fake the GPS.
If you don't want to leave the device rooted, you will need to uninstall Magisk. But doing this can be tricky, so we recommend doing your research to ensure you are using the right method for your device's model and CPU.
This method works only on Android 8, 9, and doesn't work on Android 10, 11 and above.
This is the only method that will work for Android devices running version 10, 11 and above.
The main advantage of using Smali Patcher is that you will not need to transfer the fake GPS routes app to the system folder, allowing you to spoof without rubber-banding.
It can be a bit complex to implement, but if you can make it work, it is one of the best solutions for Android 10 and 11.
Fake walking for Android devices can be done using Pokémon GO spoofing apps known as the Fake GPS Go app.
This Pokémon GO walker allows you to play the game without walking by simulating GPS movement. It is easily accessible on the Google Play Store: just follow these steps:
After you have simulated the walking through the Fake GPS app, you can now open the Pokémon GO app to play the game in this new location.
DeFit is a mobile app that can enter activity data into various fitness databases. This means that you can input information such as your running time, speed, and distance without physically moving.
When combined with Pokémon GO, DeFit can trick the game's activity logs into thinking that you have walked a greater distance, which can be beneficial for completing research tasks, hatching eggs, and catching rare Pokémon like Zacian and Zamazenta.
It is important to note that DeFit for Pokémon GO iOS is not availabe, and you will need an Android device to use DeFit. We have compiled a straightforward guide below to help you get started with DeFit on your Android device.
Step 1: Begin by opening the Play Store and searching for DeFit. Once found, install the application. You'll also need to download and install the Google Fit app onto your Android device.
Step 2: After installing both apps, log in using the same ID you use for Pokémon GO and make sure to grant permissions for both applications. Then, turn on the Sync Fitness Data switch.
Step 3: Head to the Pokémon GO main menu, go to Settings, and enable the Adventure Sync feature.
Step 4: Close the game and open DeFit, then tap on the Ad button and update the app with new steps, distance, and speed information.
However, it is important to note the potential downsides of using DeFit:
Pokémon Go has different speed limits for different features in the game, to prevent players from cheating by using vehicles. The speed limits are as follows:
The ideal incense travel speed is: ~15 km/h or 9.3 mph (gives you ~1 spawn per minute)
So, if you're trying to hatch eggs, it's best to walk at around 10 km/h, and if you're using Incense, it's best to walk at around 15 km/h to attract the most Pokémon.
The current maximum speed for everything in Pokémon Go, including hatching eggs is 10.5 km/h, which is about 6.5 miles/h. This speed was capped at 15.5 km/h in the past, but an update has since reduced it to the current levels.
It can be difficult to hatch eggs in Pokémon Go while you're driving. This is because if the game feels like you're going too fast (usually more than 32km/h or 22 miles/h), the distance you register will not count and your eggs will not hatch.
If you shake your phone, the phone's built-in motion sensor technology may identify this action as walking. But we think it's a little tired when using this method.
Playing Pokémon GO has been further complicated by the stay-at-home orders that have kept people locked up in their homes during the pandemic.
But with the solutions we have outlined above, you can easily play the game, catch as many Pokémon as you want, and hatch as many eggs as you want without having to move.
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