For those of you who have tried using Pokemon Go Hack to spoof your GPS, you may have been able to use the hack to play Pokemon Go without leaving your house but you weren’t able to actually get Pokemons. That is because Niantic, the company behind Pokemon Go app have set algorithms to detect whether users are cheating or not.
First, you will want to make sure you don’t transport your GPS location all over the world. For example, if you live in New York, going to different locations in New York won’t set off banning algorithms. If you live in India, you may want to make it realistic by not using the app for a few days then log in from New York location. If you have transported to more than 2 different countries within span of 5 minutes, it’s definitely gonna get you soft banned.
Now, Niantic isn’t permanently banning people but they are soft banning people for 10 minutes to 6 hours randomly so you can wait your soft ban period and play the game again. Just use your common sense and move the GPS location as if you were doing it like in real life.
Second, every time you play Pokemon Go, your smartphone is sending out IP address of your WiFi/4G LTE connection to Pokemon servers. If your IP address is from India but your GPS location is set to New York, obviously Niantic will know that you are using a cheat and ban you. An easy way to solve this is to use VPN, which will allow you to set your IP to the GPS location you are using it from. For example, I use my VPN app to connect to New York server, which turns my IP address into New York so Niantic’s algorithm will not know I am cheating.
For VPN, you can use any VPN app on the Play Store, check out some of the free VPN apps on Play Store here. Now, a lot of these free VPN apps might not give you a choice to choose different cities or they may default to a certain city. Make sure you use WhatIsMyIP.com to find out which city your VPN is using if it doesn’t give you a choice and set your GPS location to that city. If you want a good paid VPN, check out ibVPN, which I use all the time when traveling outside the U.S.
Overall, this guide is for those of you who want to try Pokemon Go perhaps because it’s not supported in your country, maybe impossible to walk around where you live(too hot/cold), or you are not able to walk (disabled/bad knees) but if you live in a city that Pokemon Go is supported, you should not cheat and play the game normally.
*Note – This will work on both Android and iOS, you just need to get VPN app for whatever platform you are on.