Pokemon GO was one of the biggest games of 2016 - and it still has a tonne of popularity right now. When I first downloaded Pokemon GO, it was right as the phenomenon hit. I was visiting Sweden and suddenly found myself among all of the different people currently walking around the city, swiping at my phone. Opinions on the game are mixed, of course: My dad describes it as “people running at Pokemon in the park” unsure of how the IP translates to the geo-based system.

Currently, however, it is not as easy to get out and about. You can’t just go on a Pokemon Go walk or enjoy some time out at a populated pub that has a Pokemon stop right outside. This means that more people are playing the Pokemon Go at home - and that’s not really a problem as long as you know how to play.

Pokemon spawns have increased, so even if your house rarely got Pokemon appearing before, they might be showing up more often now - so if you still have the app, you can open it up and check out your actual area to see if it’s increased. Though this isn’t a genuine fix, it’s good to know.

Let’s get into the ways that you can play Pokemon Go at home.

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