Pokemon Go is still one of the most popular games in the Android and iOS platform and a lot of players want to show off by doing a lot of things illegally (like making use of GPS spoofing to trick the system that they are in one place but in reality, they are in the comfort of their own homes).
When it comes to experience points, a lot of people have said that it is nearly impossible to get as much Experience points on any given day through legitimate means.
But, one Pokemon Go player put it upon himself to disprove this. This Pokemon Go player that goes by the name “Jimmy Derocher” is a hardcore player and he wants to prove that it is indeed possible to get as much as a million Experience points per day through legitimate methods. In other words, you can gain a lot of EXP even without using any cheating application.
So, what is Derocher planning to do and how is he planning to pull this off? Basically, there are 10 Pokestops in his area and in these Pokestops, he intends to use a lure in each one.
Pokestops are specific places in your area where you can get a lot of things; from Pokeballs and different items to experience points.
Also, he has 4 specific rules that he wants to accomplish.
1. He said that to never make a lap last more than 5 minutes. In other words, he has to visit all of the 10 Pokestops as fast as possible and should not last more than 5 minutes.
2. Next, he plans to never stop to catch some Pokemon other than Pokemon that are really rare.
3. Next, he intends to take small breaks in-between laps to rest and then, he goes back in the other direction and visit the Pokestops in reverse order.
4. And finally, he intends to minimize the lap distance by going as fast as he can but also going at the pace where the system will not think that he’s going “too fast”.
To make sure that this is completely legit, his friends want to stream the entire thing via Twitch, a popular streaming site.
With his plan in place, a lot of people went there to witness the somewhat historic event. After the set time, he went off on his expedition to gain as much as one million EXP legitimately in a day.
Everything went smoothly and according to plan but after reaching the 600,000 EXP mark, what seemed to be a smooth run instantly turned into a nightmare.
After legitimately gaining a lot of EXP and after reaching the 600K mark, it was nearly impossible now to get Pokemon as the Pokemon will be leaving the scene before he even has the chance to get one.
Furthermore, after a couple of minutes, Derocher’s account got “soft banned” or he was unable to login to the game for about 24 hours.
This is part of the game’s “anti-cheating mechanism”. You see, if the system sees that you’ve gained a lot of EXP in a short amount of time, it will think that you are using third party applications, otherwise known as cheating applications.
Still, what Derocher did was something remarkable because it proved two things: that you can get a lot of Experience points in the game through legitimate ways and that the anti-cheating mechanism of the game needs to be polished.
Hopefully, Niantic will see what Derocher did and so that they can make adjustments accordingly.
Pokemon Go is still available on the Google Play Store and the Apple App store. This game was developed by Niantic Studios and published by Nintendo.