Pokemon GO is a location based game wherein you have to move around different places to catch Pokemons. The game requires you to walk around various locations to catch different variety of Pokemon which are available at only certain places. But there are few lazy people who tried playing it while sitting in the car, bus, train etc. Now in the new update the game prompts you not to play it while driving. But for lazy people like me who don’t like to walk for enjoying this game, there is a new hack where you can fake the GPS location and move around with a joystick. This method doesn’t even require for you to root the phone.
- Android Phone with Marshmallow 6.0
If you have lower Android version then you cannot use the joystick feature, but you can use the Fixed Fake GPS location feature.
- Pokemon GO game installed
How to play Pokemon GO from your Home/Office without walking?
- Go ahead and download Fake GPS/Fly GPS app from Playstore (While searching directly on the Playstore type ‘Fly GPS’).
- Install the App in your android device.
- Go to settings and check if developer options is enabled in your phone. If not then, go in about and tap on build number 7 times until it shows ‘congratulations you are a developer‘.
- Now launch the Fake/Fly GPS app. After that it will prompt you to allow mock location. Just tap on Settings -> Select Mock location app. After that choose Fly GPS as the app for Mock location.
- Next you can choose the desired starting location. This will be your starting location when you launch the game. Now click on Please select the menu.
- From the shown three options, select GPS Service Run. After that choose JoyStick Location Mode – (Pokemon). For the people not having Android Marshmallow should opt for the first option -> Fixed location mode.
- If you completed all the above steps then the app will minimize and show you a message “Service was started“. you will also see a compass icon and Joystick on the display.
- Time to launch the Pokemon GO game. As soon as the game starts you will see that, the starting location is the desired location you chose.
- You can move around using the joystick with respect to the game’s north heading. Voila!You can play Pokemon Go from your home/office without walking a single step using a joystick.
- For people using older Android version can play by continuously changing your fixed GPS location. Or maybe you can try other apps to fake GPS that may or may not require root.
You can always move the joystick by long pressing on the sides and moving it. Sometimes long pressing may close the joystick option, in that case you can relaunch the fly GPS and follow the instruction from step 4. Just start from the last used location. You can also bookmark certain locations where you often find Pokemon easily using the FlyGPS app.
What is the RISK involved in using FLY GPS to fake location?
Your account may get soft banned for a few hours if you jump on to different locations(changing countries)
How to avoid getting banned while using Fly GPS?
Always change the location according to the flight time. Like if you started playing the game choosing Mumbai as your fake location. Then next time if you plan to choose Delhi as your fake location then at least have a gap of 2 hrs(As Mumbai to Delhi flight time is around 2hrs). Till then close your game and the Fly GPS app. So accordingly maintaining the gap of playing with respect to the flight time.
Note:This is just a theory and it worked for me till now. So I will not be responsible if your account gets banned.
So this was all about how to play Pokemon GO from your home/office without walking a single step. I hope you have fun playing the game without actually walking and just sitting on your couch. Share your experience with us in the comment section below. If you have any doubts then do post them below .