5 Creative Ways Gamers Are Cheating In Pokemon Go

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There are cheaters everywhere in gaming, and Pokemon Go is no exception. The augmented reality game had a blockbuster launch which was later backtracked by various glitches, bugs and server difficulties. This however, hasn’t stopped players for breaking the rules and cheating in the game.

Players have used numerous methods to cheat; some ways are harmless, while others can get you banned. We have compiled a list of some cheating techniques used by players in Pokemon Go which are relatively harmless. However, we advise you to use them at your own risk as Niantic might change their mind any day.

Here’s are the methods:

Egg Hatching Machines

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Hatching eggs is a very tough job in Pokemon Go. There are three types of eggs in the game – 2 km, 5 km and 10 km, and you need to either walk or cycle to hatch them. If you are too lazy to give your body a workout, there are some other ways around it being discovered by various creative Pokemon Go players from around the world.

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Players are now strapping their phones to their pets, such as dogs, cats, and even chickens, allowing them to roam around to hatch their eggs. On the other hand some other players are also using different kinds of spinning objects like bicycle wheel, turntables, ceiling fans etc. to do the hatching job for them.

Stealing Gyms

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A gym becomes neutralized after a gym attack brings its prestige to zero, and stays like that until someone places a new Pokemon in as a defender. However, this process sometimes takes a little time since only fully healed Pokemon can be placed as defenders. This little time frame when the gym stays neutral can be considered as an opportunity to claim the gym.

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If you don’t have strong Pokemon to battle and claim a gym, you can capitalize on these few seconds to steal the gym. All you have to do is to tap on the gym when it turns neutral and place one of your Pokemon as a defender immediately. After you have placed your Pokemon as the defender move over to the shop menu and and click on the shield to claim your daily defender bonus of PokeCoins and Stardust. You are now the owner of the gym without even having fought for it.

Choose your Eevee-lution

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In Pokemon Go, Eevee can be evolved into one of its three different forms. You can evolve Eevee into any of the desired form by using this simple trick. All you need to do is to name them after the original Eevee trainers from the anime. When you name an Eevee as Sparky it evolves into a Jolteon, while naming it Rainer and Pyro will get you a Vapeoreon and a Flareon, respectively. Sometimes you might need to restart the app after the naming the Eevee to continue with the evolution process.

GPS Spoofing

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GPS Spoofing is another method that players are using to cheat in the game. This technique makes the device pretend to be at a location, when in reality the player is not. Players have used different methods to fake the GPS location of their phones, and play the game without moving from home.

Some trainers have also used remote controlled drones with their phones attached to it for playing Pokemon Go. They can control their drone and play the game from their computers while sitting at their homes. A software named Blue Stacks can be installed on the computer which will create a virtual Android device in the computer itself. This helps players in accessing Pokemon GO from their computers easily.

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You can also spoof the game’s GPS by installing a modified version of Pokemon GO and install a GPS faking app from the app store. Remember, you’ll have to root your device first before installing the apps.  The GPS faking app will allow you to set any location as your location without even leaving your couch. Once everything is set, just open the game and enjoy it without leaving your home at all.

Unlimited Pokecoins

Some people are going even further and getting all of the game’s items without spending any money by using cheats and hacks giving them access to unlimited Pokecoins. These software allows users to gain unlimited Pokecoins with no effort.

This article outlines how you can use these generators, but be wary that it might not be a good idea since Niantic might not be too pleased about it as in-app purchases are its primary source of income for Pokemon Go.