Pokémon GO is a popular mobile game, played by millions of users monthly. Pokémon GO relies on your location and different locations can result in catching more Pokémon. Due to this, you may be wondering about how you can spoof your location in Pokémon GO so that you can catch different Pokémon without having to change your physical location. This article will introduce different methods you can use to spoof your location for Pokémon GO, and the advantages and disadvantages of each of the methods.
- Part 1: iOS-only methods to spoof Pokémon GO location
- Part 2: Android-only methods to spoof Pokémon GO location
- Part 3: Android & iOS methods to spoof Pokémon GO location
- Tip: Can you get banned for spoofing in Pokémon GO?
Part 1: iOS-only methods to spoof Pokémon GO location
In this part, we will introduce 4 methods that only work to fake locations on iOS devices.
Method 1: iTools (For iOS)
iTools is a program with a range of features that lets you spoof your mobile phone’s GPS location to wherever you would like. This is beneficial if you want to catch a rare Pokémon that is not available in your area. iTools can be installed on your computer and then the program can be used to set a virtual location.
One advantage of the iTools software is that it is updated regularly so that it remains compatible with the latest versions of Pokémon GO. iTools also has a range of other features, such as file transfer and a file explorer for your iOS devices.
However, the major concern with using iTools to spoof Pokémon GO is the risk of being banned. Recently, Pokémon GO has been investigating and banning the accounts of players who have been proven to be using iTools to change their location in Pokémon GO. Whilst iTools has updated its software version to try and evade this, there is no guarantee that using iTools will not result in a ban on your account if you are caught using it.
Method 2: iPogo (For iOS)
iPogo is a program that is designed to help you catch the best Pokémon in Pokémon GO. The program lets you change your location to anywhere in the world whilst using the program. This feature is available in the free version of the program. Another advantage of iPogo is the number of features that are built into the program. The list below highlights some of the features that are built into the free version of iPogo.
- Teleport to anywhere
- Shiny scanner to notify you of shiny Pokémon when you are passing them
- Freeze Pokémon to stop them from moving
- Custom routes
In addition to all the free features, the VIP features in the paid version of iPogo include:
- GoPlus to automatically catch Pokémon
- Quicker map loading
- Block non-shiny encounters
- Fast catching mode
- Instant training battles
- Spawn boosting to increase the rate at which Pokémon are spawned
Similar to iTools, using iPogo can result in your account being banned if this is detected by Niantic (developers of Pokémon GO). Furthermore, it is likely that location spoofing will not be available sometimes, usually after a new update. This is because Niantic often release patches that prevent location spoofing on Pokémon GO. However, the developers of iPogo aim to resolve the patches quickly.
Another disadvantage of iPogo is that the paid version relies on a monthly subscription rather than a one-off purchase for a lifetime plan. iPogo can also be difficult to install on your device if you are not technically skilled.
Method 3: Pokémon GO++ (Jailbroken iPhone only)
Pokémon GO++ is a modified version of Pokémon GO. The primary function of Pokémon GO++ is that it lets you use a joystick to change your GPS location within the game. This will let you catch Pokémon without having to physically move. It also means that your phone’s GPS location will not be completely changed, so other applications will have your actual GPS location. This app is also free to install on your iOS device, unlike some of the other methods outlined in this article.
However, this method will require you to jailbreak your iOS device. This can be a complicated process and doing so will result in your warranty being void. Furthermore, there is a greater risk of your account getting banned when you are using Pokémon GO++ when compared to the other methods. This means you could lose your progress eventually. You also must be careful when installing Pokémon GO++ and ensure it is from a reliable source because there have been cases where malware has been installed with the app on a user’s device.
Part 2: Android-only methods to spoof Pokémon GO location
In this part, we will introduce 2 methods that only work to fake locations on Android phones.
Method 4: PGSharp (For Android)
PGSharp is an app for Android devices that is designed to allow users to spoof their location whilst playing Pokémon GO. The program will change your device’s GPS location to anywhere in the world, letting your GPS teleport without any restrictions. The program also has some other advantages, such as letting you change your walking speed so that you can alter the rate at which you encounter Pokémon. You also have the option to save your last location so that you can resume from where you left off the next time you are playing Pokémon GO.
Changing your location too frequently using PGSharp can result in a temporary ban of your Pokémon GO account, so you should limit your usage of this program. Rooting your device before using this program can further reduce your chances of facing a ban but rooting an Android device can be a complicated process and can result in your device facing some issues.
Method 5: Fake GPS Location (For Android)
Fake GPS Location is an app that can be installed from the Google Play Store on Android devices. This app lets you fake your phone’s GPS location without having to use an external device, such as a computer. The app lets you teleport to any location on a map. It is also free to install and is easy to use because it can be installed on your device quickly. The app will store some of the previous locations you have changed your GPS to, so you can quickly access these locations.
However, the Fake GPS Location app on Android devices has limited features. For example, it is not possible to import GPX files so that your location can be set to locations already determined in the file. Furthermore, there is no walking mode when using this app, so your location will be static to a specific region. Some users have also complained about the search function not working properly in this application, which means you will have to manually choose where you want to set your location on a map. This can take a lot of time and getting the precise location you want can be tricky.
Part 3: Android & iOS methods to spoof Pokémon GO location
In this part, we will introduce 2 methods that work to spoof locations on both iOS and Android devices.
Method 6: iToolab AnyGo (For both Android and iOS)
AnyGo is a program developed by iToolab that lets you fake your GPS location on Android and iOS devices to anywhere in the world. Many features in AnyGo make it great for spoofing your location in Pokémon GO, such as:
- Joystick mode for precise movements
- GPX File Import
- Excellent compatibility (Android 13 and iOS 17 supported)
- 1-click location spoofing
- Simulate real-life movement within the app
- Mock locations on different apps
- Two-spot mode and multi-spot mode
Not only do these features make spoofing location in Pokémon GO easy, but they can also help you avoid getting your account banned due to the realistic movement of the GPS, but it does not provide total immunity.
However, iToolab AnyGo does have some disadvantages. It requires installation on a computer before it can be used on your iOS or Android device, which adds to the complexity of the process of using the program. Furthermore, to unlock all the features, users need to purchase a copy of the software. However, AnyGo does offer a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Method 7: Wondershare Dr.Fone Virtual Location (For both Android and iOS)
Wondershare Dr.Fone – Virtual Location is a program that allows you to change your iPhone or other iOS devices’ location in one click without jailbreaking the device. The program also supports Android devices despite your phone brand.
Wondershare Dr.Fone – Virtual Location has a few different modes of changing your phone’s GPS, such as teleporting to a specific location, or two-spot mode which will move your GPS location between two points at a rate you can set. It also supports multi-spot and GPS joystick. These mimic walking in Pokémon GO and can help you catch rare Pokémon.
Wondershare Dr.Fone – Virtual Location is also compatible with other mobile social, dating, and navigation applications and AR games, letting you spoof your location for a variety of applications. Another advantage of Wondershare Dr.Fone – Virtual Location is the ability to import GPX files so that you can start your route that has previously been arranged. Besides, for iOS devices, you can fake your location on 5 devices at the same time.
One disadvantage of Wondershare Dr.Fone – Virtual Location is that it doesn’t have a mobile version, so you can only use it to spoof your location on Pokémon GO through your computer. In addition, Wondershare Dr.Fone – Virtual Location requires you to purchase the full version after you have tried it 3 times for free.
Method 8: Express VPN
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a tool that lets you change your device’s IP address temporarily. This means you can change the internet location of your device to different countries without changing your GPS location. Express VPN is one of the most popular VPN services. You can use Express VPN to set your location to many countries, letting you spoof your location on Pokémon GO. Furthermore, Express VPN lets you access geo-specific services, such as some websites, that cannot be accessed unless you are normally present in that country.
Express VPN is excellent for changing your internet region, but this is only useful for Pokémon GO if you are in a location where it is difficult to capture Pokémon. This is because using a VPN to change your location will not be specific. Therefore, you cannot pick the exact location you want your Pokémon GO app to be set to. Instead, your location will be set to a point in a country, but you will not be able to control the exact region.
Tip: Can you get banned for spoofing in Pokémon GO?
Spoofing in Pokémon GO can result in your account getting banned. Normally, you cannot get banned permanently on your first ban, and instead, you will receive a few temporary bans before a permanent ban if you are caught spoofing your location. However, some methods mitigate this risk by reducing the available features, and by changing the GPS location of the device rather than just changing the location of the player within the game. Getting banned is a risk, as mentioned throughout this article. If you want to experiment with the methods without getting banned, we suggest you use a new account that you do not mind being lost if it was banned or do not use the tools frequently.
There are many excellent ways you can spoof your location on Pokémon GO. Some methods give you a plethora of options, whilst some are easier to use. We hope this article will let you understand the advantage and disadvantages of the different methods and will let you decide which method you want to use to spoof your Pokémon GO location.