How to Spoof Pokémon GO (Safe and Easy)

by J. Robertson Macaulay D. Young Tips Published On Nov 22, 2022 Updated On Sep 20, 2023
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While Pokémon Go can be a very enjoyable pastime, sometimes the Pokémon that you need to catch to progress in the game is outside of your area. The good news is, that it is possible to catch a rare Pokémon without having to travel anywhere.

To play Pokémon Go without leaving your house, you can use Pokémon Go location spoofing tools that teleport the GPS of your device to any location you want, allowing you to explore the new location and catch as many Pokémon as you want.

Let's find out the best Pokémon location spoofing ways for iOS and Android device.

What is Pokémon Go Spoofing

Pokemon Go location spoofing is becoming increasingly popular. It is when you use a GPS location app or service to trick your phone into thinking you're somewhere else.

By changing your location to any location you want, you can catch Pokémon from all over the world and participate in events and features that aren't available in your area.

How to spoof the Pokemon Go location? Well, with the right tools, you can easily change the location in Pokemon Go on iOS or Android devices.

Can You Still Spoof Pokémon GO in 2023?

Yes, you still can. Despite the fact that Pokémon GO has banned a number of players for using a location spoofing cheat, spoofing in Pokémon GO remains, whether on iOS or Android devices.

While it is true that spoofing on Pokémon GO is extremely difficult, you can always use the right Pokémon GO spoofer to get this job done, which gives users the ability to change their location flexibly.

Spoofers can't be detected by Niantic until it notices unusual user behavior. So when using spoofing tools, make sure you follow the instructions carefully to avoid being detected.

How to Spoof Pokémon GO's GPS for iPhone

If you are playing Pokémon GO on an iOS device, one of the best Pokémon GO location spoofing tools to use is MockGo.

This is a desktop app that will teleport GPS of iOS device to any location in the world and simulate GPS movement so you can explore the new location to find the Pokémon that you want to catch.

Even though teleporting an iOS device and simulating GPS movement seem impossible, MockGo can simplify this process, making it an ideal solution even for beginner users. Use the following simple steps to use it:

MockGo supports all iPhones, including the newest iPhone 15. It is also compatible with latest iOS 17 and iPad OS 17, so that you don't need to worry about the tool not properly working on your device.

Step 1: Download and install it on your computer. Run it after installation.

Step 2: Use a USB cable to connect your iOS device to the computer. You may need to tap "Trust" when prompted to "Trust this Computer."

connect your iOS device to the computer

Step 3: Then select the "Teleport Mode" from the options on the left.

choose teleport mode

Step 4: Enter the location that you would like to teleport your device from the search bar.

 search for a location

Step 5: Check to make sure you've entered the correct location and then tap "Move Here" to teleport the device to this new location.

click Move Here to teleport the GPS

Your device will be teleported to this new location instantly and you can go ahead and catch any Pokémon in that area.

location teleported

Please note that as soon as your location changes a cooldown timer will appear. This is to remind you not to use this location hack too many times to avoid getting banned.

If you want to go back to your actual location, just click on the back button in the lower right corner.

Each location you use will be saved to the historical records so you can find it more easily next time.

Spoof Pokémon GO for Android

Using the GPS spoofing for Android can be tricky, and if caught by the developers, then it can result in a soft ban. But the probability is high for a permanent ban in the game.

However, if you still want to use the GPS spoofing tools for Android devices, then prepare for the following:

Preparations required before faking GPS

1. Android devices are running the 12.6.85 version or lower of the Google Play Services app. If you're running the latest version, then you need to downgrade the device. 

To check the version of the Google Play Services App, do the following:

  1. Open settings -> apps/application and then scroll down to find Google Play Services and tap on it. You can check the app version mentioned on top of the screen.
  2. Disable the auto-updates of the Play Store app. We need to stop the app from being automatically updated so that the hack app works properly on your device. To disable the option, you would need to open the Play Store. Then, tap on the burger menu (three horizontal bars) placed on top of the screen. Tap on settings -> general -> auto-update apps -> tap on do not auto-update apps toggle to turn it on.

Google Play Services 

2. Disable the find my device service from your Android device. You can disable this feature by navigating to settings -> security and location -> lookup to find my device and disable it by tapping on the toggle to turn it off.

Disable the find my device 

3. The last step is to disable the Google Play app and uninstall its updates. To uninstall the updates on the app, you need to open the settings menu and tap on apps/applications -> Google Play Services and then tap on uninstall updates. 

uninstall updates 

After completing the prerequisite steps, you can choose one of the apps for location spoofing for Pokemon GO such as Fake GPS for Android. Follow the instruction below on how to set up the app:

Step 1. Install Fake GPS free from Google Play Store and launch it.

Step 2. Open the app and allow enable mock locations when prompted. Continue, and you will get the developer options pop-up screen. (If you haven't enabled the developer options, check the above steps)

Step 3. Tap on the select mock location app option, and you can find this option on the developer settings menu. From this screen, select the Fake GPS free app.

select mock location app 

Step 4. Open the Fake GPS free app and tap on the search to go to your desired location. Tap the play icon to start spoofing the location.

Open the Fake GPS free 

Step 5. Now, open the Pokemon Go app, and your character will be transported to the new location.

Just like location spoofing on iOS, you should also watch the cooldown times when using GPS spoofing apps.

You should also avoid changing your location too often as Pokémon Go may interpret this as cheating and ban your account.

Why We don't Recommend Using Modified Pokemon Go Hack Tools

It's strongly advised that you steer clear of modified versions of the game. Examples include PokeGo++ and Union Square.

The risk of getting your account banned on these apps is far greater than trying to spoof your location on the official Pokemon Go app.

Have More Fun with Real-Time Pokemon GO Maps

If you want to level up your character quickly, then teleport to the location mentioned in the Pokemon go map list.

This list is best for players who are living in remote locations and don't have many Pokemon showing up in their area.

You do not need to root the device to use the leveling up hack.

Pokemon + Raid + Quest + Team Rocket Stops:

  1. — Sydney, Australia
  2. — Vancouver city only in Canada
  3. — Singapore
  4. — New York City only in USA
  5. — Melbourne, Australia
  6. — Adelaide, Australia
  7. — East of Vancouver in Canada
  8. — Philadelphia and New Jersey in USA
  9. — Milano, Italy
  10. — Unión, Chile
  11. — Taipei, Taiwan
  12. — Buenos Aires, Argentina — Wein, Austria
  13. — Tokyo, Japan
  14. — Worldwide

Nests, Gym, and Raid only:

  1. — Portsmouth, UK.
  2. — Toronto, Kawartha Lakes, and Peterborough areas in Canada

Pokestops & Gym only:

  1. — Seoul, Korea
  2. — Worldwide (Used to be called PokemonGoMap)  

Tips to Spoof Pokémon GO without Getting Banned

Niantic systems are pretty active in finding players that use hacks to get an advantage in the game. If the player is caught by Niantic, they will ban the player's account. The ban can be a soft ban or a permanent ban.

The difference between these two bans is that in a soft ban, the player is temporarily blocked from accessing the game, whereas, in the permanent ban, the player is locked out of the game forever. 

Follow these precautions to help you avoid getting banned from playing Pokémon GO:

  1. Take notice of the cooldown chart time. Check the teleportation cooldown chart and apply hacks according to the timings.
  2. Clear all the data before closing the app.
  3. When experiencing any difficulties battling or capturing the Pokemon, configure your settings to the device-only option.
  4. When roaming around the map to capture a Pokemon, set your speed to slow. We do not recommend setting the speed to sprint or fast.
  5. If you start the app and your location is far from your actual location, then your account will be banned permanently.
  6. Don't jump locations frequently. It takes more than a couple of seconds.
  7. Suppose you get the notification GPS signal not found, exit the app, and open it again. Or you can use the joystick to make the warning, GPS signal not found, disappear.

Wrapping Up

Pokémon Go location spoofing remains the most effective way to play the game and catch many rare Pokémon without walking the huge distances required.

And if you use a professional and reliable tool like MockGo and adhere to the cooldown times, you can play the game this way as many times as you want and catch as many Pokémon as you want without worrying about getting your account banned.

J. Robertson Macaulay D. Young

Mako is a technical freelance writer with a passion for all things tech. Whether you're wondering about how to fix your iPhone or trying to get something to work in your settings, Mako is your go-to for professional help. He loves writing, testing solutions, and most of all, making sure his research is factually accurate.

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