Pokemon GO : How to play from home, But please try not to

A strange thing is happening: there are people, groups of people even, walking the streets day and night staring wide-eyed at their mobile phones and laughing like manic children. What are these people doing? Are they taking pictures? Are they participating in some new social media craze? Is their activity an omen that the zombie apocalypse is upon us?

Nope. As it turns out, they’re just playing a little game called Pokémon GO.

If you browse the internet on a daily basis or have any sort of contact with other human beings, you have no doubt heard about the augmented reality game Pokémon GO, which was released just last week to everyone. From the creators of Ingress, Pokémon GO is all about catching Pokémon, and you have to actually go outside and find them.

SEE : Tips and Tricks for PokemonGo

The game uses your phone’s GPS signal to relay information about Pokémon that may be in your area, and once you’re close enough to a Pokémon, you will have an opportunity to capture said Pokémon.

However, if you’d rather not leave the safety of your home to catch Pokémon, I may be able to help you. Location spoofing isn’t a new thing, but when used in conjunction with games like Pokémon GO, you just might have something pretty exciting.

So today, I’m going to show you how to trick Pokémon GO into thinking you’re someplace that you’re really not so that you can capture Pokémon that might be in a city far, far away.

Note: While the steps in this tutorial do work, it is important that you are aware of the risks involved in tricking the game. Niantic, the creators of the game, might issue you a soft ban if you attempt to spoof your location which will prevent you from logging into your account for a few hours. However, if you’re rooted and use Xposed framework, there is a way to prevent them from finding out that you’re spoofing locations. Sometimes root and xposed is necessary to get location spoofing to work. If you are subtle about spoofing and aren’t behaving like a Superman, being in New York one minute and Mumbai another, or just not travelling large distances in a flash,  you don’t need to worry.

First, you will need to set up your Android phone to be able to alter its GPS location. There are several you can choose from, but we’ll be using Lockito because it’s much more helpful than other location spoofing apps. As if it was made for PokemonGo. If you want to do it on an iPhone, you’d need to be jailbroken and use a similar app from Cydia.

Once the app is installed, you will need to enable “Developer options” on your phone, if you don’t already have it enabled. When set up, in the “Developer options” (found in Settings), go to “Mock location app,” then choose the Fake Location Spoofer that you just installed.

Now that you’re set up.

  1. Open Lockitoscreenshot_20160715-215118.pngThis is the home screen of the app. I have a few Itenaries set up, yours should be blank. Tap the ‘Plus’ icon on the top right.

2.By long pressing on a location, you can set the start marker.screenshot_20160715-215205.pngLong pressing again will place the end marker on the map. You can long press again in another location to make it your end location and your previous end location will act as a middle point between your start and end points. Set your speed. 50km/h should be the ideal speed.

3.Save or Start and open PokemonGoscreenshot_20160715-215329.png

You can pause you stop anytime if you find a Pokemon or for any other reasons by pulling down the notification shade.

This is all good and well for people living in rural areas or small cities since the gaame has been made with big cities like new York in mind but PokemonGo was made so people will get off their lazy butts and go outside. I will encourage you to play the game as it was meant to be played and maybe use your new found knowledge on a rainy day or when you really cannot go out especially if you live is a big city where Pokestops and gyms are abundant.

Check out Some PokemonGo Myths herePokemonGo Tips and Tricks here, and find out what the random green leaves are about here. For all the PokemonGo coverage go here.



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