Did you ever want to catch legendary and rare Pokémon without wandering around searching for them on the streets? Or do you find it tough to spend hours on hunting and chasing the Pokémon hiding in those hard-to-reach areas? Here we have an in-depth tutorial on how to use PokeSniper on Android to snipe Pokemon.
You no longer need to worry as here I have brought an Android app PokeSniper that lets you catch the Pokémon of your choice from anywhere around the world, without even moving away from your home or office. That too, without any bans.
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To make this happen, all you really need is:
- An Android device,
- Download PokeSniper APK (link below),
- An active Internet connection,
- Your Pokémon Go (PTC) account details, and
- Our easy-to-follow interactive guide is given below.
What Is PokeSniper APK?
PokeSniper is a Pokémon Go sniper app for Android devices that you can use to catch all those ultra-rare and legendary Pokémon without moving an inch away from your comfortable sofa. It is a simple and easy to use app which allows you to catch virtually unlimited Pokémon, and most importantly, the app is softban proof because it uses an outstanding feature called ‘home coordinates’.
IMPORTANT: Before you snipe any Pokemon, please don’t forget to read the FAQ (frequently asked questions) section to avoid any possible bans like softban and shadow ban.
The PokeSniper app provides a simplified interface where you can add the details of your targeted Pokemon you want to snipe including its name and coordinates (latitude, longitude), both of which you can easily find and copy from the Pokemon sniping sites. Once the details are entered, then with just a tap of a button, the app will snipe that Pokémon for you and add it into your Pokemon account Pokebag.
It is a powerful app and can help you quickly complete your Pokedex by sniping all those rare and regional Pokemon.
The app allows you add multiple Pokémon Trainer Club (PTC) accounts and also let you seamlessly transfer all those captured Pokémon between the added PTC accounts.
How To Download And Install PokeSniper APK On Android
Here is an easy to follow 5-steps guide which will guide you on how to use PokeSniper Android as well as download and install PokeSniper on your Android device.
Step 1 – Download PokeSniper APK for Android from the official PokeSniper GitHub repository and save it on your phone.
Step 2 – Since PokeSniper is a third-party apk file so you must need to enable allow Unknown Sources option on your Android device. The steps are simple:
- On your Android phone/tablet, go to the “Settings.”
- Tap on the “Security” option.
- Put a checkmark on the “Unknown Sources” option.
Done! You can now proceed to the next step i.e. Step #3.
IMPORTANT (Only for existing PokeSniper users)
If you have previously used/installed any PokeSniper app on your Android device, then please make sure that you have already uninstalled it first before installing this latest version. Else, you may experience force close.
Step 3 – Install the PokeSniper app. Open the APK file you downloaded earlier in Step #1 to install it on your phone.
Step 4 – You will see a pop-up window with three options, ‘Cancel’, ‘Market’, and ‘Install’. Just tap on the “Install” button and follow the onscreen process to begin the installation process.
Step 5 – Once the installation process is complete, please proceed to the next section where you will learn about the configuration and usage of the PokeSniper app.
Do you find it hard to snipe Pokemon? Don’t worry, there are several apps that let you take your Pokemon GO character to any part of the world. Are you interested? Here is a guide about manually controlling your Pokemon character. 😉
How To Setup And Configure PokeSniper On Android
In this section you will learn about all the ins and outs of the app as well as how to properly setup and configure PokeSniper app to safely snipe rare Pokémon through your Android device without getting your account banned.
There are 8-steps in total.
Step 1 – Open the PokeSniper app. You will see a screen similar to the one shown in the screenshot below.
The Account drop-down box will show “No Account”. So first you need to add the Pokémon GO account in PokeSniper.
Step 2 – To add an account, you need to tap on the Menu button located on the top-left corner to open the side menu.
Step 3 – Tap on the “Accounts” option.
Step 4 – Under the Accounts section, tap on the “ADD NEW ACCOUNT” button. It is located at the bottom of the screen.
Step 5 – Here you have to fill your Pokémon GO/Pokemon Trainer Club account details.
- Username: Enter your Pokémon Go username (If you signed up using the Google account, then enter your full Gmail email address).
- Password: Enter your Pokémon Go account password (If you used Google account, then enter your Google account’s password).
- Home Coordinates: This is important, and you must enter the correct coordinate (latitude, longitude) to avoid your account from unwanted ban.
IMPORTANT: To find the right home coordinates, please check the tip given below.
- Google Account? If you entered your Google account detail in the username and password box, then enable this option. Otherwise, if you used Pokemon Trainer Club account then leave this option disabled.
TIP: How To Find Correct Home Coordinates?
The home coordinate is the location/position where you last used Pokémon Go. To find the exact coordinates, i.e. latitude and longitude, please follow these steps:
- On your Android device, open any web browser and go to the website: http://latlong.net.
- In the “Place Name” box, type the address where you last used Pokémon Go. [Example: 15th Street, Brooklyn, New York]
- Tap on the “Find” button.
- Within a few seconds, the “Latitude” and “Longitude” boxes will be filled with the coordinates of the address you entered in the Place Name box. [Example: Latitude: 40.665572, Longitude: -73.989314]
- Now enter those coordinates in this format: (latitude, longitude) in the PokeSniper “Home Coordinates” box, as shown in the screenshot below. [Example: 40.665572, -73.989314]
Once all the boxes are properly filled. Tap on the “SAVE” button to save your account settings.
Step 6 – Your Pokémon Go account should now be visible under the Accounts section.
Do you know you can create unlimited Pokemon Trainer Club verified accounts? Want to know how? Check our guide available here. 😀
Step 7 – Tap on the Back icon to navigate to the main screen.
Step 8 – Now you will notice the Account drop-down box shows your PTC account username/email address. This means you are now all set to snipe Pokémon.
How To Snipe Pokemon Using PokeSniper
This section is all about sniping Pokemon on Android using the properly configured PokeSniper app. The steps are as follows:
Step 1 – To snipe Pokémon, you have to tap on the Menu button located on the top-left corner to open the side menu.
Step 2 – Tap on the “Hunt Coordinates” option.
Step 3 – Under the Hunt Coordinates section, you will see the following three options:
- My Pogo Snipers.
Only two of the above mentioned options support “Auto Snipe” feature. However, you can use all three of them as a source to acquire Pokemon coordinates you want to catch and then snipe them via PokeSniper.
Tapping on any option will simply open its website. [Example: I am using “PokeZZ” in this tutorial]
Are those coordinates sites not working? Here are the best Pokemon sniping alternative sites you can use to find and snipe 100IV Gen 1 and Gen 2 Pokemon. 😀
Step 4 – Once the website is loaded, scroll down a little bit until you will see an automatically refreshing list of Pokémon along with their details like: Pokémon’s picture, Pokémon’s Name, its coordinates, IV percentage, and Skills.
You can even select your favorite Pokémon from the list and filter out the results using the filter functionality given within the website.
Step 5 – In that list, if you find any Pokémon that you want to snipe then simply tap on the “Poke Sniper” option given in that Pokémon box.
Step 6 – Within a second, you will be redirected to the PokeSniper app and all the required details (Pokémon name and coordinates) of that Pokémon will be filled automatically, as highlighted in the screenshot below.
Now tap on the “SNIPE THOSE BITCHES!” button to start sniping Pokémon.
Step 7 – You will now notice a similar process in the log box as shown below:
- Trying to login to your account,
- Login success,
- Pokémon in sight: 2,
- Attempt to catch Pokémon,
- Pokémon captured (CP: 25) (IV: 95).
If you see the message “Pokémon captured” in the log box, this means the PokeSniper has sucessfully sniped the targeted Pokémon and it added to your collection.
Step 8 – Now, you can even check the Pokemon type, CP score, and IV of all the captured Pokémon right from the PokeSniper app.
To do so, tap on the Menu button located on the top-left corner.
Step 9 – Then, tap on the “PokeBag” option.
Step 10 – It will prompt you to pick the Pokémon Go account. Select the account you want to access and then tap on the “OK” button.
Step 11 – In a few seconds, PokeSniper will show a list of all the Pokémon in your collection including their picture, name, type, CP value, and IV value.
That is it.
Give yourself a pat on the back as you have now learned to snipe all those high IV, rare and legendary Pokémon without even moving away from your comfortable couch. Now it’s time to catch all the Pokemon and win all those gym battles in your neighbourhood! 😉
Frequently Asked Questions & Troubleshooting
FAQ 1: I spin PokeStop 40 times but my account is still soft banned. What should I do?
The loophole we used to use to unban account by spinning Pokestop 40 times has been blocked by Niantic. Now the only way to unban your account is to wait for about 2 hours.
FAQ 2: How can I avoid any possible soft ban from sniping?
Sniping has become harder than before. The only possible way to avoid any type of possible ban while sniping is to wait for two hours between every snipe.
FAQ 3: Whenever I try to catch Pokemon it flees, what to do?
Your account has been soft banned. Please wait for around 2 to 6 hours and then try to play again.
FAQ 4: How much I have to wait for my account to unban? What is the cooldown time for softban?
The simple answer is 2 hours.
Niantic has blocked the 40x PokeStop spinning loophole and has now implemented a cooldown time, which means if you have traveled 500km to snipe Pokemon then your account will be softbanned for 1 hour. Here are some estimated cooldown timings for softbans depending on the distance you have traveled:
|Distance (KM)||Cool Down Time|
|1 KM||1 minute|
|3 KM||2 minutes|
|7 KM||5 minutes|
|10 KM||7 minutes|
|12 KM||8 minutes|
|18 KM||10 minutes|
|30 KM||15 minutes|
|65 KM||22 minutes|
|81 KM||25 minutes|
|250 KM||45 minutes|
|500 KM||1 hour|
|700 KM||1.25 hours|
|1000 KM||1.5 hours|
|1500+ KM||2 hours|
FAQ 5: PokeSniper app has been force closed. How to solve it?
You might be running an older version of PokeSniper app. Please try to uninstall the app and install the latest PokeSniper APK. It should fix the problem.
FAQ 6: Pokemon fled. First time I caught the Pokemon successfully but second time it fled. What is the issue?
You have been softbanned because of quickly sniping 2 Pokemons as Niantic now checks encounter coordinates too. Please check the cooldown time table given in FAQ 4 to find out how much time you need to wait before sniping another Pokemon. This is the only way to avoid softbans.
FAQ 7: My sniped Pokemon is slashed/crossed out.
This means Niantic servers has detected that you have caught Pokemon by cheating/sniping. Now you can not use those slashed Pokemon in gyms and can not evolve. But you can use them in battles or completely get rid of them by transferring to other account.
FAQ 8: What is Pokehash? Where can I find Pokehash key?
After the release of Pokemon GO version 0.57.4, Legacy API can not used anymore. The only possible workaround for the third party apps like Pokesniper to work is by using Pokehash key (i.e. Bossland API hashing service).
- For starters, PokeSniper app automatically uses a shared Pokehash key which is automatically obtained from their server.
- For serious snipers, you can buy your personal Pokehash key from PogoDev, which usually lasts for 31 days.
Do You Have Any Question?
We have tried our best to keep this tutorial simple and easy to follow so that everyone can enjoy sniping Pokemon using PokeSnipers APK.
Did this guide help you with the proper download, installation, setup, and usage of the PokeSniper app on your Android device?
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