'Pokemon Go' Cheats, Tips & Tricks: Video Showing Spooking GPS Server Emerged! Niantic Warns Trick Sites Will Be Brought Down

By Jeanne Anne , Updated Aug 01, 2016 09:13 AM EDT
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The desperate players of "Pokemon Go" have opted for different kinds of cheats to increase their level of the game instantly. In fact, a YouTube user named jdsika shared a clip showing how to hack the GPS technology to "catch 'em all."

A Video Spoofing 'Pokemon Go' Server

The almost three-minute video bared the title "Pokemon Go: Unbelievable GPS Hack" revealing the hardware used to spoof "Pokemon Go" GPS. It also showed the function of radio frequency (RF) proofed box and other gadgets to be used in the game. As he laid all the tools he was going to use, he placed the smartphone in the signal box and worked the signal generator to trick the Niantic server, as per Hackaday.

The "Pokemon Go" user also gave a glimpse of the software setup, composed of Google Earth Plugin, Custom Joystick Controller and VNC Signal Generator Remote Control. With all of these, the cheater will have the ability to spoof the "Pokemon Go" server that he is walking to catch Pokemon. However, as these hackers' way is too complicated, it is quite questionable if everybody can do what they did.

Evidently, the trick involved costly hardware to be used by an average "Pokemon Go" player. But, the cheaters have to be warned, Niantic can easily detect those users who try to spoof their servers, The Verge reported. In fact, tricking "Pokemon Go" is illegal and anyone who gets caught will be banned.

Niantic To Shut Down 'Pokemon Go' Trick Sites

Meanwhile, Niantic CEO John Hanke warned the "Pokemon Go" trick sites, like PokeVision and Poke Radar, that they might be brought down, as per Forbes. The said sites have been violating "Pokemon Go" terms and conditions by infringing the title's game server to show when and where a Pokemon go will emerge and vanish.

"We have priorities right now but they might find in the future that those things may not work," John Hanke told the publication. "People are only hurting themselves because it takes some fun out of the game. People are hacking around trying to take data out of our system and that's against our terms of service." Pokevison's creator Y.L., on the other hand, told Tech Insider that they will follow whatever Niantic demands in respect of the "Pokemon Go" publisher, owner and the game itself.

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