How to Use a
Pokemon Go VPN
Stuck in a Pokemon desert? Use ExpressVPN to go beyond your GPS location and capture exotic Pokemon from anywhere in the world. Gotta catch 'em all!
What is a Pokemon Go VPN?
For instance, if you choose a VPN server location in the United States, you can download and play Pokemon Go as if you were in the United States, no matter where you actually are in the world.
How to use a Pokemon Go VPN for Android or iPhone
Step 1: Get ExpressVPN
You can sign up for ExpressVPN on the order page. Every subscription is backed by a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Step 2: Download a GPS spoofing app
Android: Search the Google Play Store to download an app called "Fake GPS Location". In "Settings" -> "About phone/tablet", tap the build number until you activate "Developer options". Open "Developer options" from the previous menu, then select "Debugging" -> "Select mock location app" -> "Fake GPS".
You will also need to search for and download a module called "Mock Mock Locations". This will allow you to use the Fake GPS app with Pokemon Go.
iPhone: Search for and download an app called Location Spoofer from Cydia.
Step 3: Choose a VPN server location
Open the ExpressVPN app and choose a secure VPN server location where you'd like to hunt for Pokemon.
Step 4: Open the Pokemon Go app
Once you're connected to ExpressVPN, you'll be able to download and play Pokemon Go from your new location.
Step 5: Happy hunting!
Use the GPS spoofing app to move around your new location to find and capture new Pokemon from anywhere in the world!
Will the Pokemon Go VPN trick help me?
There are several reasons why Pokemon Go players use ExpressVPN. Some live in an area where Pokemon Go is not yet available to download, like Asia or the Middle East. Some just want to play Pokemon Go securely and anonymously.
ExpressVPN solves all these problems by hiding your IP address and replacing it with that of a secure VPN server. So if you'd like to play Pokemon Go but can't download it in your country, get ExpressVPN to virtually change your location.
Will Pokemon Go ban my account if I use a VPN?
Not if you connect to a VPN before changing your device's GPS location and starting the Pokemon Go app.
Some players have reportedly been "soft-banned" for a few hours because the Pokemon Go app detected a sudden change in location or a difference between the location of the IP address and the device's GPS location. For best results, make sure your VPN server location matches your virtual GPS location as closely as possible.