We have been receiving a lot of messages and comments asking us for the recommendation of working Pokemon GO location hacks and GPS spoofing apps, so our BestForAndroid team decided to test and try all the known location spoofing apps. We found several that are still working without any problem.
For those of you who don’t know, with every Pokemon Go update, Niantic tries their best to make modifications and changes to the PoGo API to stop spoofers and hackers from using location hacking apps.
UPDATE: If your device has received an Android security update or even if your Google Play Store Services app has been updated, then there are chances that many of these location-spoofing apps could have stopped working. As a result, the Pokemon game may show you “failed to detect location” error. If you are experiencing this problem, then please follow our in-depth tutorial available here to fix the error and continue spoofing. 😉
The good thing is that none of these location spoofing joystick apps requires you to root your Android device, which means almost any Android user can enjoy these GPS hacks.
Do you want to know more about these methods?
Please continue reading…
And yes, don’t forget to check the “Known Issues” section right after the apps to find solutions for known problems that you may experience while using these GPS joystick apps.
Best Joystick GPS Apps to Spoof in Pokemon Go
The apps we have tested at BestForAndroid HQs are featured below. We found out that all of these methods are working flawlessly on Pokemon GO for Android.
1 – Fake GPS Location – GPS JoyStick by The App Ninjas
GPS JoyStick Fake GPS location app is specially designed for those Pokémon Go users who are looking for a method to mock their location using an overlay joystick controller.
What’s unique in the GPS JoyStick app is that it provides you with ultimate location option flexibility, which means you can use three different location hack options. Each one of them can be configured according to your requirements.
Those settings are:
- Manual Location – Set mock location manually using either latitude & longitude coordinates, or using the search function,
- Current Location – Use your current location that can be detected automatically via your device’s GPS,
- Last Location – Use the previously saved location where you closed the app.
And there are more exciting features, i.e., you can select up to three different speed settings as well as an automated option that automatically walks your Pokémon GO character to the assigned location at your customized pace.
Do you know about the hidden Pokemon GO battery saver option? You can follow our guide on how to enable it to prevent unnecessary battery drainage while playing Pokemon on Android.
2 – Fake GPS Joystick & Routes Go by IncorporateApps
First things first, Fake GPS Joystick & Routes is not a free location spoofing app for Pokemon Go. It will cost you an onetime fee of $3.99.
The app works flawlessly without any problem and provides several advanced features as well as operational modes, including a joystick for smooth manual flying movement, automated movement around any specified radius, and the ability to customize speeds and update intervals.
There are a couple of features targeted explicitly towards Pokémon Go users, including expert mode and better spoofing abilities.
Apart from that, the app is capable of keeping track of your location history and allows you to add custom locations to your favorites list for quick access whenever you want.
3 – Fly GPS for Pokémon GO
Fly GPS is one of the oldest and free Pokémon Go spoof location app that has been around for quite a while now and is being used by a large number of spoofers without any issue. That is precisely what makes it one of the most trusted PoGo location spoofing app for Android.
The significant advantage of Fly GPS is that it gives you an on-screen joystick that is accessible even while you are playing Pokémon Go, using which you can:
- Easily navigate your character around the area,
- Catch all the nearby Pokémon,
- Visit PokéStop to collect items, and
- Go to the gyms around the city.
You can do all of that from the comfort of your home without ever leaving your comfortable couch/bed.
Apart from the ease of controlling your character with a joystick, there are numerous other features, including location search, option to add favorite location, recent search history. All of which makes it easy for you to take your character to any part of the world and catch rare/legendary Pokemon.
In case you don’t know, we have a complete step-by-step guide on how to install and configure Fly GPS on Android to spoof location in Pokemon GO with a joystick.
4 – TutuApp for Pokémon Go
TutuApp for Pokémon Go is known as the easiest method to spoof location on Android as the developer of the app provides a slightly modified version of Pokémon GO by incorporating a native joystick and location spoofing abilities.
But the problem is that the newer releases of the Pokémon Go are a lot harder to modify as compared to the older version due to which the TutuApp version is no longer working with Android.
We have found out that the developers over at the TutuApp have been unable to release a modified version of the latest Pokémon Go for Android. Moreover, the app being provided by TutuApp is just a mirrored APK of the original Pokémon GO app that is already available on the Google Play Store.
If you still want to try your luck with TutuApp for Pokemon, then you can download the hacking app for free from here.
Known Issues Of Pokémon GO Location Spoofing
Rubber Banding Problem Fix
The rubber-banding problem occurs when you are navigating around the spoofed location using Pokemon Go joystick app, and suddenly your character is teleported back to your real location. And the cause of this sudden teleportation is the real GPS data are overriding the fake GPS data.
The rubber banding effect, if happened several times, is known to cause soft bans. And when you are soft banned, the Pokémon you try to catch will flee. Moreover, spinning PokéStop will not give you any item.
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How To Fix Rubberbanding Problem?
There are three ways to fix Pokemon GO rubber band problem while spoofing location:
- Set your Android phone location accuracy option to the only GPS (never use high accuracy),
- Try to be in an area where there is no GPS signal (basement or room without windows should do the trick),
- Wrap the backside of your phone in 2 to 4 layers of tin foil to block GPS signals from reaching your phone.
How To Fix Soft Ban?
In case your account is soft banned because of the rubberband effect, there are two possible ways to remove the soft ban:
One is to wait for 2 to 6 hours, and the other one is to follow the steps below:
- Open the Poké Stop,
- Spin the circle,
- Close the Poké Stop.
Rinse and repeat those three steps for about 40 times or until the PokeStop starts giving you items. That should help you remove the ban from your Pokémon Go account fast within 5 minutes.
What are your thoughts about the mentioned location spoofing apps? Did any GPS joystick hack help you to spoof your location? Or maybe you already know about an app that works for you. Let us know in the comments below. 🙂