Dodge the driving lockouts

Pokémon Go does everything it can to prevent people from playing while driving, and that’s a very good thing. Unfortunately, it also prevents people from playing while being passengers in cars, buses, trains, and other forms of transportation. There are different levels of lockout. The first is the 10 KM/H limit for egg hatching and … Read more

Bulk evolve faster

The basic formula for leveling up as fast as possible is well known by now: Catch a ton of Pidgey, Caterpie, and Weedle, drop a Lucky Egg, and evolve as many as you can before the Egg expires. That gives you 30 minutes to max out your XP. Given the evolution animation takes 20 seconds, … Read more

Check IVs before evolving

You always want to evolve the best Pokémon possible. “Best” being defined as having the highest stats (IV). The better the Pokémon you evolve, the higher the CP (Combat Power) and HP (Hit Points) it’ll have, and the better it’ll do in Gym and Raid Battles. An update to the built-in appraisal system for Pokémon … Read more

Skip the catch animation

If you don’t want to wait for the lengthy Pokémon Go catch animation to complete, you can try exploiting this bug: Tap on the Pokémon you want to catch. With your off-hand (right if you’re a lefty, left if you’re a righty), swipe from left to right and leave your finger down on the left … Read more

Account sharing

Just as you’re not allowed to have multiple accounts on the go at once, you also can’t share your account with other people so they can catch Pokemon in different places. This is hard for Niantic to detect as long as you don’t use the account simultaneously and give it enough time before logging in … Read more

Multi-accounting

This isn’t technically cheating because it doesn’t directly connect to the game, but Niantic still forbid it. Multi-accounting is as you’d expect; having multiple accounts on the go at once. Some will use accounts on different teams to clear gyms before quickly logging into their main accounts and filling the gyms up, while others will … Read more

Auto-IV checkers

The combat power of any Pokemon in Pokemon Go is dependent on their IV, which stands for Individual Values. A 100% IV Pokemon is the best possible, but there’s no way of checking the exact IV without a third party program – all you can do is appraise your Pokemon through your team leader, which … Read more

Botting

Botting is like spoofing but even worse, because it’s essentially automatic spoofing. You don’t get to choose which Pokemon the bot account catches, instead it will just roam around catching rare and powerful Pokemon all over the world. This is for the laziest players out there, and just like spoofing, you stand a very high … Read more

Spoofing

Spoofing in Pokemon Go is making the game think you’re in a different location to where you actually are. Since Pokemon Go is based on your real world position, you can spoof your location to move wherever you want and catch rare Pokemon, even if they’ve spawned thousands of miles away. Niantic have started to … Read more