Pokemon GO took the world by storm in summer 2016 and although the buzz has faded out a bit, it is still a very popular game. Initially the game was released in selected countries and it took a while for it to be available around the world. Although Pokemon Go can be played globally, the experience is not the same in every location. If you live in a big city, you can find more Pokestops, Pokemon and gyms to train your digital creatures. The same cannot be said about those who live in distant and rural areas as they have to settle down for a limited list of options. If you live in a major city, you will be able to catch many Pokemon and get the most out of the game, but if you are in the countryside, you will probably only get a few chances, once in a while.
The good news is that regardless of your location, there is a way to make sure that you enjoy Pokemon Go to the max. You can use mock location app to appear as if you were in a different location, which will give you access to more options. With this GPS hack you will be able to take full advantage of what Pokemon Go offers and enjoy the game as if you were in a major city, even if you live in a small town or in an isolated area. In order to be able to play Pokemon Go as if you were in a big city like New York, you are going to need three tools: an app to spoof your GPS, a mock location masking module and a VPN. These elements will allow you to change your location and trick Pokemon Go into thinking that you are somewhere else. The best option is to select a major city to ensure that you enjoy a truly versatile and rich experience with Pokemon Go.
How to change your location with a VPN and GPS spoof app
You can easily spoof your GPS location on Android with the help of an app like Fake GPS GO Location Spoofer . You just need to go to Settings, then select About Device and tap the Build Number seven times to activate developer mode. When you go back to Settings, you will see a new tab called Developer Options. Just click it and mark the “Select mock location app” box. In older versions, the box says “Allow mock locations”.
One thing to note is that Pokemon Go has been able to identify mock location apps and they may ban you if they detect that you are using one, so you need to hide this. This is why you also have to install a “Mock Mock Locations” mode. This is a simple add-on that stops apps from finding out that mock locations is enabled in your settings. It is possible to download the module APK from the Xposed repo and you can install it as a third-party app.
The next thing that you need is a VPN. Here is also important to keep in mind that Pokemom Go can find out if your device IP address doesn’t match your GPS location, which is why a VPN is required. With a VPN, it is possible to disguise your IP address and your traffic is encrypted and routed through a server in the location you select. There is a variety of VPN services available but one of the most effective and fast solutions that you can get is ExpressVPN, so we advise you to try this service. Once you get a subscription to a VPN service and it is running on your device, you can connect to a server in the location where you want to catch Pokemon. After you connect to the VPN server, open the spoofing app and select a location. With the VPN enabled, open Pokemon Go and you will see many Pokemon to catch.
If you have an iPhone or an iPad, things are bit more complicated as you will have to jailbreak your iOS device. Once you have completed that process, you need to get “Protect My Privacy” from Cydia. This is a mobile package manager for jailbroken devices. After you have downloaded and installed this app, go to Location and select Protect. You can use a map to mark the fake location that you want to use. Then, you can connect to your VPN and launch Pokemon Go.
The issue with GPS spoofing is that the spoofing apps holds you in place so you can’t really walk around with your device. You will need to switch back to the GPS app in order to change your location and get close to Pokemon. Select a place with many lures to ensure that Pokemon spawns on top of you so that you don’t have to move.
How to use a VPN to download Pokemon Go for Android on Google Play
Althogh by now Pokemon Go has been launched in most countries, there are still places where the game is not available. If you want to get the game from the US version of Google Play, you can follow these steps:
- Run your VPN and connect to a server in the United States
- Go to your phone settings, select Applications and then Google Play, followed by Storage. Tap CLEAR DATA and then confirm.
- Open Google Play and agree to the terms of service. Then you can look for Pokemon Go, download it and install it on your device.
Keep in mind that Google Play will now be set for the US version of the store. Even if the VPN is not active, you will still be able to access the US Google Play. To change this, you can turn off your phone and then turn it back again.
How to use a VPN to get Pokemon Go on iOS from the App Store
You can follow the below steps to get Pokemon Go from the US App Store.
- Launch ExpressVPN and connect to a server in the United States
- Go to Settings, then select iTunes & App Store and tap the “View Apple ID” link
- Select “Country/Region” and then Change country or region. Select United States and then click Agree.
- When asked for an address, you can get one using a fake address random generator or use Google to find an address of a public place. Once you are asked to enter the new payment information, select “none” or enter an iTunes gift card code.
Open the App Store, look for Pokemon Go and download it.