Using a GPS hack to trick Pokémon Go into think they were playing in North Korea, Reddit user Co1dNight found no signs of Pokémon life inside the notoriously secretive country except for one PokéStop.
Posting pictures and a YouTube of their adventure Co1dNight couldn’t find any Gyms or PokéStops, but was given coordinates by fellow Reddit user CowseN that lead to a PokéStop labeled ‘Buddha In Northkorea’.
Using a Lure Module on the country’s sole PokéStop Co1dNight was able to encounter a Squirtle, Voltorb, Slowpoke, Dragonair, Eevee, Goldeen, Pidgey, Weedle, Nidoran (Male), Ekans. After that they used an Incense and were able to attract Weedle, Ponyta, Krabby, Rattata, Caterpie, Ponyta. Interestingly the Asian exclusive Farfetch’d was nowhere to be seen.
Last month Reddit user GhostXavier posted a picture of a Gym and a PokéStop just outside of the Korean DMZ on the North Korea side, but Co1dNight found they had both since been deleted.