How to Hatch Eggs in Pokemon Go without Walking

Dave Patterson
November 6, 2020
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    The whole point of Pokémon Go is to get up and walk so you can hatch eggs. But life can get in the way sometimes and you simply don’t have the time to walk around finding eggs to hatch. You may therefore wonder if you can hatch eggs in Pokémon Go without walking.

    Well, there are several strategies that you can employ to keep living your life without having to sacrifice the game.

    Let’s begin with the simplest solution.

    1. Use a Location Changer for iOS

    The easiest way to hatch eggs in Pokémon Go without walking is to use a location changer. There is a location changer that can allow you to simulate movement between two pre-determined locations, thereby allowing you to hatch eggs without walking. This tool is AnyGo from iToolab, an iOS location changer that is very easy to use and offers you numerous ways to change the location on your iOS device.

    To use AnyGo to move between two pre-determined spots, download and install the program on to your computer and then follow these simple steps:

    Step 1: Open AnyGo and then click on “Two-stop” route in the upper right corner. Choose the location you would like to go to on the map.

    your current location on the map

    Step 2: A popup will appear notifying you how far it is. Drag the slider to choose “walking” as the speed. You can also use cycling or driving speed. Click “Go” to begin the simulated movement.

    Two-spot route

    Step 3: In the new popup that appears, choose how many times you would like to move back and forth between the two locations.

    begin the simulated movement

    2. Use Fake GPS Free App for Android

    If you are using Android devices you can just install the Fake GPS Free app to spoof the location on your Android device.

    Please note that if you are running Android 4.2 or newer, you may need to enable developer options before you can use the app to change your location. To do that, go to Settings > System > About Phone and then tap on “Build Number” 7 times.

    Build Number

    Once “Developer options” is enabled, follow these simple steps:

    Step 1: Install the Fake GPS Free from the Google Play Store.

    Install the Fake GPS Free

    Step 2: Tap “Enable” to turn on mock locations.

     turn on mock locations

    Step 3: Now, go to “Developer Options” and then tap “Select Mock Locations app” and select “Fake GPS Free”.

    Select Mock Locations app

    Step 4: Go to the Fake GPS free and search for the location that you would like to move to. Tap on the play icon to enable the new location. You should see the message, “Fake location engaged”.

    search for the location

    Now open Pokémon Go and you should be able to hatch eggs in the new location.

    3. Hatch Multiple Eggs

    When you start the game, you get one incubator, but you can use your Pokécoins to buy more. By purchasing more, you can hatch multiple eggs at the same time. But please note that the incubators you purchase using Pokécoins will break after you use them three times and Pokécoins will cost real money.

    4. Use Pokémon Go GPS Drift

    You can also use GPS drift to hatch Pokémon Go eggs without walking. This is an app that allows you to move around with less than accurate GPS. In doing so, it allows you to find nearby Pokémon that would otherwise be too far away for you to catch.

    But it is worth noting that this trick seems to work better on Android devices such as Samsung Galaxy than on iOS devices. Users report that they are able to hatch more eggs than before when using GPS Drift but iPhone users have said that short walks can fail to register.

    5. Exchange the Friend Code

    As you may already know, you can add friends on Pokémon Go and then send them gifts. If you have a lot of friends, you can send them eggs. There are also a lot of online resources that allow you to exchange the friend code on Pokémon Go.

    Here how to add friends on Pokémon Go:  

    Step 1: Open Pokémon Go on your device and then go to your profile, Tap on the “Friends” section.

    Step 2: You will see a list of the friends you already have on Pokémon Go, plus the option to add more. To add a friend, you will need to enter their code and you can find these codes on numerous online Pokémon Go forums.

    Step 3: Once you’ve added the friend, go to their profile and send then a gift or trade.

    If your friend walks a lot, you can simply open Pokémon Go in their phone and let them cover the distance for you.

    6. Make Use of Your Bike or Skateboard

    If you want to hatch Pokémon Go eggs without walking, you should consider using a bike or a skateboard. This is one of the easiest ways to cover a lot of distance in a short time. While you will still need to go out for this, you will do considerably less walking.

    But please be careful when biking or skateboarding. Don’t focus too much on catching new Pokémon and watch your surroundings to avoid accidents.

    7. Use a Roomba

    Another great way to simulate walking is to place your phone on a Roomba or any other robotic cleaner. These robotic cleaners move so slowly that Pokémon Go will believe that you are walking. But you might want to put the device in a waterproof lock to protect it from damage.

    8. Create a Model Railroad

    If you have one of those model railroad train sets you can use it in the same way as you would a Roomba to simulate walking. But you need to note that some trainsets can run faster than a human can walk, so you may want to adjust the speed to make sure Pokémon Go doesn’t detect it.

    9. Get a Drone

    A drone can also prove invaluable in helping you cover the much-needed distance in Pokémon Go.   But like the model railroad, Drones are much faster. So, if you are going to be using it, it may be a good idea to use it very sparingly to avoid Pokémon Go detecting the sudden change in speed.

    Like the Roomba and the model railroad, just secure the device to the drone and turn it on.

    Dave Patterson
    Dave has been writing about tech for five years, covering a range of topics including phones, tablets, tutorials, and reviews.

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