Pokémon GO PGSharp: The Complete Guide in 2023

by J. Robertson Macaulay D. Young Tips Published On Aug 4, 2021 Updated On Dec 29, 2022
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Pokémon GO is able to tell your location using the device's GPS. So, technically, you should be able to change the location that Pokémon GO detects by simply changing the GPS location on your device.

But to successfully change the GPS location on your device, you will need to use third-party apps and tools, specifically designed for this task.

One such tool is PGSharp, a location faking tool designed to help you change the GPS location on Android devices.

Let's examine how this tool works and how helpful it can be to you when playing Pokémon GO.

Does PGSharp Still Work with Pokémon GO in 2023?

Yes. You can easily spoof Pokémon GO using PGSharp without affecting the other functions of the device.

It is important to note however that spoofing your location is against Niantic's terms and conditions and you can get suspended or banned if caught.

But with a tool like PGSharp, it is not likely that your spoofing activities will be detected.

PGSharp is also very easy install and use. It will also work on both rooted and non-rooted devices.

How Does PGSharp Work for Pokémon GO

You can use PGSharp directly on your Android phone to spoof your location without needing to connect to a computer.

PGSharp will use longitude, latitude, accuracy, speed and altitude to make sure that the location you choose is as accurate as you can get it to be.

Here's a breakdown of its key features;

  • You don't need to install an additional fake location app to use PGSharp
  • It also comes with a fake GPS joystick to make simulated GPS movement very easy
  • The auto-walk feature can make it very easy to hatch eggs
  • PGSharp allows you to customize the walking speed so that you can easily adjust the character's speed
  • You can also use it to teleport the device's GPS to anywhere in the world instantly

When you download and install PGSharp on your smartphone, all you have to do is run it in the background while you play Pokémon GO.

In Pokémon GO, you will get a virtual joystick that allows you to move your avatar across locations to easily catch Pokémons without having to actually visit the locations.

While you catch Pokémons, PGSharp is silently spoofing your location in the background upon your request.

However, keep in mind that this is something AR game developers aren't keen about and you could actually get banned from AR games such as Pokémon GO.

Does PGSharp Still Work with Pokémon GO in 2021

Is PGSharp Free?

PGSharp is a freebie app that also comes with a paid version. If you install a free PGSharp version, you will have limited access to features.

However, if you purchase a Standard version (paid version), you will have access to all features, including:

  • Ability to teleport
  • Joystick to select locations
  • Nearby radar
  • Encounter/Inventory
  • Enhanced throw
  • And many other features

There are some online methods which can help you to get a free beta key of PGSharp. We will explain the steps in the next chapter.

Is PGSharp Free

How to Catch Pokémon with PGSharp

Before you can use PGSharp to catch Pokémon, you should first uninstall the official Pokémon GO app from your Android device. Then, follow these simple steps to install PGSharp on to your device;

Step 1: You will first of all need to have a PTC (Pokémon Trainer Club) account that you will use to install PGSharp on to your device.

PTC account

Step 2: Once you have a PTC account, go to the official PGSharp website to download the app. When the download is complete, install the app on to your device.

go to the official PGSharp website

Step 3: During the installation, you will be requested to enter a special beta key that you can find online. Once you enter the beta key, you will be ready to begin catching Pokémon using PGSharp.

 enter a special beta key

To get the PGSharp beta key, follow these simple steps;

  • Step 1: Go to the PGSharp official website. Scroll down to click on the "Sign Up Now" button. This will allow you to sign up for a free trial.
  • Step 2: Once you've signed up, wait a few minutes for the beta key. If you see an "out of stock" message, it means that the server is out of service or is closed. In this case, you just need to try again later.
  • Step 3: If you get the beta key, full in the requested data on the next page and then create a password to log in.
  • Step 4: Complete the payment which in this case is $0 since it is a free trial and then click on the "Complete Order" button.
  • Step 5: Enter your log in details in the next page and then copy and paste the key code in the beta key column.

get the PGSharp Beta key

How to Avoid Being Banned from Spoofing

Spoofing can make playing Pokémon GO enjoyable, but it is a practice that Niantic specifically forbids. The following tips can help you avoid getting banned for spoofing;

  • Avoid using a modified version of the game or a third-party client to catch Pokémon. There is a possibility that the client you choose could be working as a Niantic developer, increasing the chances that you will get caught.
  • When using a spoofing tool, take care to make sure that any movements you make in the game are natural. For example, avoid switching to a location that is too far away from your original location. Stick to areas you can actually travel to in a matter of hours.
  • Do not jailbreak or root your device. Jailbreaking your iOS device or rooting your Android device can compromise the safety of the device, putting your Pokémon GO account at risk.

Is There an iOS Version of PGSharp?

No. PGSharp is only compatible with Android devices. But you can use MockGo to spoof Pokémon GO for iOS devices. It is just as useful, reliable and as safe to use as PGSharp and you don't need to jailbreak your device to use it.

The following are the main features that make MockGo and ideal solution for spoofing GPS location on iOS devices;

  • You can teleport your device to anywhere in the world, allowing you to catch rare Pokémon not available in your area
  • It allows you to simulate GPS movement along a specified route or two spots
  • The GPS Joystick makes the movement appear more natural and easier to control
  • It is compatible with all versions of iOS including the latest iPhone 14 and iOS 16

How to Use MockGo

To use MockGo to spoof GPS location on your iOS device, download and install the MockGo on to your computer, open it and then connect the iOS device to the computer. Click "Start" from the main page and then do the following;

Option 1. Teleport the GPS

With the device connected, you should see a map on the screen. To change the current location of the device to a new location, select "Teleport mode" icon on the top left corner and then choose the location you want to use.

Once the location has been selected, click on "Move Here" to teleport the device to the new location.

location teleported

Option 2. Simulate GPS Movement

To simulate GPS movement, you can either choose the "One-stop" mode or the "Multi-stop mode" depending on the number of stops that you would like to make.

Specify the stops on the map and click "Move Here" to begin the simulated movement. You can use the speed slider at the bottom to select the speed that you would like to use.

Simulate the Multi-stop moving

Final Words

With the right tool, spoofing GPS location to play a game like Pokémon GO can be very easy. PGSharp makes GPS spoofing on your Android device very easy, especially because you don't need to jailbreak the device or install any additional apps.

The same can be said of MockGo that allows you to change the location of your iOS device's GPS without needing to jailbreak the device. Try either one of these apps depending on the type of device you're using and let us know how it works out for you.

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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