Pokemon Go

Is spoofing in Pokemon Go safe in 2022?

By Melany Moncada


Nov 6, 2022

Reading time: 2 min

In 2016, Pokemon GO introduced an innovative concept that allowed players to have an immersive experience. Trainers could explore the world around them, catch Pokemon, battle for gyms, and defeat Team Rocket. The limitations of the game are clear, as players can only interact with the area physically around them. To counter the limitations, some players came up with spoofing in Pokemon GO.

Spoofing in Pokemon GO means disguising the location of the player and making the game believe they are somewhere else. For example, a player from Europe can change their location to the United States. This can be accomplished by using a VPN or an app for spoofing in Pokemon GO specifically. In the simplest terms, it is no different than using a VPN on a PC to hide the location.

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Can you still spoof in Pokemon Go 2022?

Yes, it is possible to spoof in Pokemon Go. Whether it is with a VPN or a dedicated app, players can change their locations and play the game from a different region.

There are different reasons why a player might choose to do this. Some content, like specific Pokemon, are only accessible in certain regions of the world. Pokemon like the three Lake Guardians are region locked, so completing the Pokedex would be impossible without these three. Farfetch’d, Maractus, and Bouffalant are other examples of region-locked Pokemon.

Spoofing in Pokemon Go is not entirely safe. Some apps developed to change regions in Pokemon GO require that players enter their email and password. Safety and privacy are not guaranteed on these apps, so players could not only lose their Pokemon Go accounts. but their emails as well.

Players also risk getting banned from the game. While the ban rate for spoofing is low, it is still not worth the risk. The point of the game is to explore, go out and walk. Using apps to cheat defeats the entire purpose of the game.