Pokemon Go was intended to help people get active. It is targeted at an audience that is known for spending hours at home, watching Netflix or playing video games. So of course people immediately started looking for ways to play the game without being active. One of the most targeted features for this “creative problem solving” is hatching eggs. Some of the methods below might work, and others definitely won’t, so PLEASE don’t just skim the headlines. You’ve been warned.
Eggs are meant to be hatched by tracking player steps, and hatching when they reach a certain distance. One of the most obvious work arounds is to strap your phone to another living thing that moves, aka an animal. People have strapped their phone’s to their dogs.
— Pokémon GO News (@PokemonGoNews) July 12, 2016
MY BROTHER TIES HIS PHONE TO MY DOG TO AVOID WALKING 2 MILES TO HATCH A POKÈMON EGG I AM SO RELATED TO THAT GUY pic.twitter.com/l8AVSRZTMG
— not vanessa (@VanessasNotCool) July 15, 2016
They’ve attached them to their cats.
And at least one person made a chicken harness.
somebody strapped their phone to a chicken so it could hatch their Pokemon eggs pic.twitter.com/gjGa0yKWyR
— kent sheely (@ksheely) July 24, 2016
Of course, some people see this as animal cruelty. Those trainers can always try…