Every Pokémon Go player is aware of the legendary Pokémon that you can only get after completing a series of challenges.
One such Pokémon is Mew and one of the challenges that players have to complete to capture Mew is to evolve Magikarp into Gyarados.
To do that, you will need to find a Magikarp Nest, which is the hard part.
In this guide, we will do our best to share with you the best places to find the nest and catch Magikarp.
Evolving Magikarp can give a player a massive advantage in their quest to find and catch Mew.
But because it is a water Pokémon, Magikarp can migrate to new locations very quickly, giving players a very small window where they can catch them.
If you can find more than one Magikarp, you may have an unfair advantage, making them one of the most sought-after Pokémon in the game.
Without Magikarp, the challenges you have to go through to find Mew will be significantly more difficult.
Luckily, Magikarp only needs a 1km walk to earn candy, but you will need to collect 400 Magikarp Candy to evolve it.
The single kilometer that you have to walk to get candy makes it the obvious choice for many in their quest to find Magikarp.
Keep in mind that Magikarp is a water type, meaning that if you want to find it, you should look for it around water bodies such as lakes and oceans.
Of course, it will be very helpful to have some assistance and the following Pokémon Go maps may be able to help you find Magikarp more easily:
The Silph Road is one of the best Pokémon Go map service out there, giving you the best chance of finding Magikarp.
It is particularly ideal since it has a nest atlas that can help you easily find the next at any time.
It also allows to connect with very active Pokémon Go communities that can make the search more fruitful.
PokeHunter is another great source of information when looking for Magikarp nests. It offers detailed information about the various locations around the world to find Magikarp.
But unlike other maps, PokeHunter will not provide data on every location in the world. So, before you use it, you may want to check the list of cities and regions that it covers.
PoGoMap is a great map to use if you want a precise location for Magikarp and any other Pokémon.
It goes a step further and provides a guide to help you get to these locations more easily and you may even see arrows pointing to the exact spawning location.
The following are coordinates that will lead you exactly to the location of Magikarp nests:
Getting the actual location of a Magikarp nest is one thing, but what if it is too far away from tour actual location?
In this case, you can use a GPS spoofing tool to essentially teleport your device to the location and catch Magikarp without moving.
The trick is finding a reliable and effective location spoofing tool for iOS. Location spoofing can be risky and may result in a temporary or permanent ban of your account.
Most spoofing tools will even require that you jailbreak your iPhone, a process that can be damaging to your device and the data on it.
But we have a spoofing tool that has none of these risks. With MockGo, you will very quickly teleport to one of these locations, catch Magikarp and come back without risking your account or your iOS device.
Here’s how it works:
Download, install and open MockGo on your computer.
Then connect the iPhone to the computer, agree to the terms and conditions and then click “Start”.
MockGo will detect the actual location of your iPhone. You should also see a map on the screen.
To change the location to one of the Magikarp nest coordinates, start by selecting the “Teleport” mode icon, which is the first option in the top-right corner of the screen.
Now enter the coordinates in the search bar and when the location appears, select it. It will be highlighted on the map.
You can zoom in an out of the map or move the pin to adjust the location and when you are certain this is the correct location, click “Move Here”.
If you want to move between two spots or along a specified route on a map, you can choose either the one-stop or the multi-spot mode. Then, drop pins on the map to plan the route.
You can then select a speed that you would like to use and also use the joystick at the bottom of the screen to make the simulated movement easier.
With MockGo, you can very easily play Pokémon Go and even catch Magikarp and other valuable Pokémon without having to walk the long distances required to hatch them.
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