Play PokemonGO by spoofing your location
PGSharp is an exciting tool that lets you spoof your location specifically for Pokemon Go without rooting your device.
Unlike regular games, Pokemon GO is an augmented reality (AR) game that requires you to physically travel to destinations to capture Pokemon, visit Pokemon Shops, enter Gyms and explore the world. But by spoofing your location with PGSharp, you can control and move your avatar around the world map without having to be there yourself.
How does PGSharp work?
Pokemon Go uses your GPS signal and coordinates to track your movement and move your avatar accordingly on the map. If you want to catch a Pokemon or visit in-game areas, you need to move nearby. PGSharp by PGS TECH Limited lets you move your in-game avatar with a virtual joystick instead of having to visit a real-world location.
PGSharp does this by spoofing your location, helping you catch more Pokemon, visit different gyms and increase your chances of finding rare Pokemon. But the practice is frowned upon by the game’s developer, and if you're caught, your Pokemon Go account could be banned.
Features of PGSharp
With the joystick, you can move your character all around the map. You can move forwards, backward, left, and right. You can also choose your walking speed. If you want to travel faster around the map, you can increase the walking speed.
Throughout the map are several Pokestops which you can visit to receive free items. However, it’s rare to find Pokestops near residential homes. Instead, they’re usually by public parks, historical sites, famous locations, public transport hubs, schools, and even churches. PGSharp has an auto walk feature that automatically moves your character to as many Pokestops as possible so you can gather items and receive more experience points.
PGSharp also has a teleportation feature that lets you travel instantly from one location on the map to another. This is especially handy if you need to travel large distances quickly. If there’s a specific location you want to travel to, you can input the GPS coordinates, and the PGSharp app will instantly move you there.
You can also save your last location on the map so you can continue from the same place next time you log in and play.
Is PGSharp free?
PGSharp now has a free version and a standard edition which has a monthly fee. The standard edition gives you the following features:
- Enhanced throw
- Encounter/Inventory IV
- Caught preview
- 100 IV feed
- Nearby radar
- Usable on one device
The standard edition has all of the above and more advanced features to improve your playing experience significantly. You can use it on two devices, plus you’ll have access to the auto walk feature, quick catch, quick load map, block non-shiny, the option to skip evolve animations, and it’s compatible with Go Plus.
How do I install PGSharp?
First of all, you need an active Pokemon Trainer Club (PTC) account. If you don’t have one, you won’t be able to log in and play. After setting up your PTC account, you'll want to make sure you don’t have the Pokemon Go app on your Android phone. If it’s on your phone, you will need to uninstall it before continuing. Once uninstalled, you can check your Android security settings that allow you to install 3rd-party apps.
Now it’s time to install the PGSharp app. Download the free PGSharp APK by clicking the download button, and then confirm, you want to install it on your device. You don’t need to root your phone at all for the process. Once installed, enter your login credentials. You won’t need to enter a key code for the free version, but for the standard edition, you will.
Now you can install the Pokemon Go app and log in with your PTC account. PGSharp is automatically activated for you.
Why can't I install PGSharp?
Here are some tips if you’re unable to install PGSharp:
- Ensure you have uninstalled Pokemon Go from your phone
- You may have insufficient storage space. Delete unused or unwanted data and apps to make more space
- Sometimes downloaded APK files become corrupted and unusable. Re-download the APK file and try again
- Ensure you’re attempting to install the app on your phone’s internal memory and not an external device or in the cloud.
What is a cooldown in PGSharp?
PGSharp has several cooldown rules to mitigate the chance of your account getting noticed. After performing in-game activities such as catching a wild Pokemon or spinning a Pokestop, you’ll need to wait a specific amount of time and travel a certain distance before performing another action.
Other actions like hatching eggs, powering up a Pokemon, trading Pokemon, teleporting, encountering a wild Pokemon, deleting items from your personal storage, and claiming rewards do not trigger a cooldown.
Does PGSharp work on iOS?
Boost your Pokemon GO experience
Location-based AR games can be an enjoyable experience, but you are restricted to your local area or areas you’re able to reach and explore safely.
Spoofing apps like PGSharp let you teleport anywhere in the world and move around with a simple joystick. The app also has many valuable features like auto walk to gather items and hatch your eggs, and you can use the app on two separate devices.
There are some downsides, however. You must abide by the app’s cooldown restrictions, and your PTC account may be banned if the company realizes you’re spoofing your location. If you’re looking for a no-root method to spoof your location in Pokemon Go, then PGSharp may be the right tool for you.