Pokemon Go has become one of the most popular games in the US history. The augmented reality game makes you get up and take a walk around the town. If you have been playing Pokemon Go for a while, you might have gotten tired of finding the low-level Pokemon like Zubats, Drowzees, Pidgeys and Rattatas. So, where are all the other creatures – the rare ones like Pikachu and Mewtwo?

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Use these Pokemon Go locations apps

There are a few Pokemon Go locations apps that can help you find those rare creatures. Until now, the good Pokemon have almost always been a step ahead. You can use these apps to find the rare ones:

Poke Radar: It’s a free iOS app that shows you all the Pokemon other players have geo-tagged. You too can contribute to it by adding locations of the Pokemon you find. However, Poke Radar does not show Pokestops or gyms.

Pokemon Go Maps Pro: This is a paid iOS app created by JK2Designs. It shows you the location of the Pokestops, gyms and the rare Pokemons.

If you are an Android user, there are free apps like PoGoMaps and Pokemon: Map for Pokemon Go on the Google Play Store. They can help you find the rare Pokemons. Note that some of these apps may not be updated frequently. Since Pokemon is based on geolocation, you have to get out of the couch in order to catch more Pokemon.

Don’t try to cheat

Some players are so lazy that they have started cheating their GPS location to catch more Pokemon without having to leave their couch. According to the Independent, cheaters spoof their GPS location, making the phone think that they are in another location where there are various Pokemon. Niantic, the developer of Pokemon Go, has noticed the trick. If the company finds out, your account may get “soft banned.”

A soft ban means you can still find Pokemon, but you can’t catch them with the Pokeball, claim gyms or retrieve items. Fortunately, the ban is lifted after some time. If you cheat again, Niantic could impose more severe consequences to discourage cheaters.