‘Pokemon Go’ Updates: Glitch Allows Players To Bypass Niantic’s Speed Limit, Collect PokeStop Items

By RG Ferrer, Posted: 03/20/17 08:54AM EDT

One of the features that Niantic included in "Pokemon Go" is a speed limit that restricts gamers from playing while on the move. Recently, an in-game exploit was uncovered that can bypass the gaming company's speed restrictions.

"Pokemon Go" was designed to encourage players to explore their neighborhood. Moreover, gamers were also required to walk a certain distance to hatch an in-game egg. Niantic has even placed a speed limit to ensure that the said gameplay element is maintained and to serve as a safety precaution for players riding a moving vehicle.

Previous reports have already unveiled various gaming tips to bypass Niantic's speed restrictions. However, an avid "Pokemon Go" player recently shared what appears to be a glitch that gamers can use to get PokeStop rewards while riding as a passenger in a moving vehicle. In a forum post on the fan community The Silph Road, Redditor CatFrogArts revealed that opening and quickly closing the game's journal while on the move will allow gamers to collect items from a nearby PokeStop.

Using the said "Pokemon Go" exploit entails the right conditions such as the location of the traveling gamer to a PokeStop. Gamers would also to be fast to spin the PokeStop wheel and get the loot while the game reloads after the journal is closed.

Redditor CatFrogArts also commented that the said trick will work regardless of the speed that a "Pokemon Go" player is traveling. However, players can expect Niantic to fix the said glitch in an upcoming patch. The company has been relentless in introducing enhancements to keep members of its gaming community safe.

In other news, a recent study proved that "Pokemon Go" helped to increase the number of steps that people made in a day. The study's author Hanzhang Xu presented the results during an American Heart Association event that revealed respondents walking 2,000 steps more after playing Niantic's mobile gaming app, Time reported.

The study was conducted for nearly 50 days where 167 "Pokemon Go" iPhone users were asked to send details of their daily steps recorded through an app. The study identified that respondents walked an average 5,600 steps a day but after playing Niantic's game, their average daily steps increased to 7,600.

"Pokemon Go" was released in July 2016. Niantic's mobile gaming app is available for iOS and Android devices.

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