Pokemon Go is an augmented reality mobile game where players can catch and train more than 750 pokemon anywhere in the world. With the Pokemon Go Battle system, you can try battling other Pokemon Go users, challenging gyms, and doing raids. The game is free to play and is available on most Android and iOS devices with support for multiple languages.
Even though Pokemon Go is one of the most popular games in the Pokemon franchise, it’s not available in all countries. Some countries have blocked access to it in their region. If you do reside in those countries, then you will need the help of a Pokemon Go proxy to access Pokemon Go.
A Pokemon proxy will act as an intermediary between your mobile device and the internet. All your data traffic will be handled by the proxy server so any mobile application you use will only be able to see the IP address of the proxy server and your own IP address will be hidden. You can easily choose which location you want the proxy server to be. For example, you can get a US IP address and you’ll be able to access Pokemon Go.
Pokemon Go proxies also have many other use cases. You’ll be given total anonymity when playing Pokemon Go and keep your personal information safe from people with malicious intent. If you want to use a Pokemon Go bot to optimize your gaming process then you will need a Pokemon Go proxy to prevent your bot from being detected and blocked by Pokemon Go.
Let’s set up a Pokemon Go proxy server.
How To Use Proxies With Pokemon Go
Step 1. Go to your phone’s settings app.
Image Alt Text: Android’s Settings App
Step 2. Tap on “Wifi”.
Image Alt Text: Android’s Wifi Settings
Step 3. Long-press the wi-fi network you want to use proxies with. Note: Make sure to connect to the wifi first.
Image Alt Text: Going to Android’s Network Settings
Step 4. Tap on “Modify Network”.
Image Alt Text: Android’s Network Settings
Step 5. Turn on “Show advanced options” and then click on “Proxy”.
Image Alt Text: Going to Android’s Proxy Settings
This should then redirect you to your android device's proxy settings. Below is a detailed description of how to configure it.
Configuring Your Android Device’s Proxy Settings
After being redirected to your phone’s proxy settings, you are then given two options to choose from: Automatic proxy setup or Manual proxy setup.
Image Alt Text: Android’s Proxy Settings
If you want your device to utilize specific proxy server settings, choose the first option “Manual”. Choose the second option, “Auto”, if you want your device to automatically detect your proxy settings.
Note: Older android versions may not have the “Auto” option available.
If you chose Manual configuration, then:
- Enter your proxy hostname Note: You can enter hostnames or ip addresses here
- Input your proxy port number
- Put any websites here that you don’t want to use any proxies on.
- Tap “Save” if you’re finished
Image Alt Text: Android’s Manual Proxy Configuration
If you chose Auto configuration, simply
- Enter your proxy service’s .**PAC url. **
- Tap “Save”
Image Alt Text: Android’s Automatic Proxy Configuration
Note: Your service provider or network administrator will give you your required .PAC file.
Step 1. Go to your Iphone’s Settings app.
Image Alt Text: iPhone’s Setting App
Step 2. Click on “Wifi”
Image Alt Text: iPhone’s Wifi Settings
Step 3. Connect to the wi-fi network you want to use a proxy with and then tap on it again.
Image Alt Text: Going to iPhone’s Proxy Settings
Step 4. Scroll down to the bottom and you will see the “HTTP Proxy” option
Image Alt Text: iPhone’s Proxy Settings
Configuring Your iPhone’s Proxy Settings
After being redirected to your iPhone’s proxy settings, you are then given two options to choose from: Manual proxy setup or automatic proxy setup. If you want automatic proxy detection for your proxy settings, choose the “Auto” option. Choose the “Manual” option if you want to utilize a specific ip address and port number.
If you choose the “Auto” option, your iPhone will then immediately check if a proxy is needed for your current network before automatically configuring your proxy settings. Your iPhone will not use a proxy server if it deems it to be unnecessary, but if you really want to use one then simply obtain an automatic proxy configuration script, or a .PAC file for short, and enter it in the url section as seen below.
Image Alt Text: iPhone’s Automatic Proxy Configuration
_ Note: You can get a .PAC file from your proxy service provider or your network administrator._
If you chose the “Manual” option then:
- Enter the server address or a IP address
- Enter the port number
- If your proxy provider says that authentication is required for the proxy server, then turn this on
- Enter your authentication details
Image Alt Text: iPhone’s Manual Proxy Configuration
Congratulations! You have now finished configuring a Pokemon Go proxy server.