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Handy Pokemon Go cheats and tricks every lazy iPhone and Android player needs

Pokemon Go Cheats Tricks iPhone Android

Pokemon Go is one of the biggest mobile sensations in the world. People are hunting Pokemon left and right, but the game is riddled with bugs that can hinder your overall experience. Add to that the fact that you need to consume battery juice, cellular data, and exercise to win at the game, and you might realize you can’t take advantage of it to the fullest. However, there are plenty cheats, as well as tips and tricks that should help out with the Pokemon daily grind.

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We have featured plenty of Pokemon Go cheats, though some of them won’t work any longer – the Pokemon mapping feature to be more specific. That said, Bloomberg collected a few interesting hacks every user can probably take advantage of.

The Poke Ball Thrower, seen in the following image, is a contraption made of a cardboard box and sticky notes to help you launch Pokeballs to perfection. The cheat can come in handy especially considering that a current bug helps Pokemon escape at higher rates than before. Here are instructions on how to make one.

The Pokemon Egg Incubator is a trick the helps you pretend like you’re walking, and it’s required to fool the game into thinking you’re actually out and about. All you have to do is strap the phone to a ceiling fan, and your eggs will hatch.

The Battery Pack Pokedex is a do-it-yourself smartphone case the includes an external battery case. You can build it yourself, but if you’re really lazy, just pick an external battery and put it in your pocket.

The Pokemon bot is something more difficult. Crafty developers created Pokemon Go bots that walk the map for you, collecting items. It’s not clear if it’ll work considering Niantic’s recent moves against map apps, but you can read more about it here.

Finally, there’s a GPS spoofing setup that lets you pretend you’re anywhere in the world. We’ve already covered a similar product that works on jailbroken iPhones, but this one should go with any mobile device. However, you’ll need to invest some $300 in extra equipment to make it work.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.