3rd Pokemon Go tools that do not need a Gmail or Pokemon Trainer Club login reduce risk of getting banned.
Using 3rd party Pokemon Go tools is again the terms of services agreement (ToS) of Niantic's Pokemon Go game. Likely a majority of Pokemon Go trainers is using at least one app or service from a 3rd party developer. The most popular tools are Pokemon Go Maps, trackers and finders. Finding Pokemon is an important feature missing in the Pokemon Go app. Niantic is in a bind until they release the nearby tracker that is in testing to every user.
This is why Niantic CEO John Hanke took a softer stance against users that use Pokemon Go map apps in an update earlier this week. Using 3rd party tools is still against ToS and could get you banned in the future, but not likely now.
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The first Pokemon Go tracker apps required a login. Smart trainers used a throw away account using these tools to protect their main trainer account. Now there are though several apps that do not require a login. These apps use a server to gather the location data of Pokemon. The infrastructure is even already that mature that there are Pokemon location data provider such as FastPokeMap, making development of a Pokemon Go notifier or finder rather easy.
Pokemon Go Tracker without Login Requirement
The PokeFast Pokemon tracker was released about two weeks ago. It does not require a login and the Android app does not make any calls to Niantic's servers. All is done on the server. Download: Android: APK
The ScanGo Pokemon Go tracker has been released just this week and is available in the Amazon App store and as APK on Github. This Pokemon Go tracker is sourcing its map data from FastPokeMap and Skiplagged. Download: Android: Amazon, APK.
The Go Radar iPhone app has been around for a long time and is also not requiring a login. The Pokemon location data is sourced through the user community. According to the description of the app, Go Radar tracks 140,000 spawned Pokemon at all times. Download: iTunes.
Besides using Pokemon Go apps that do not require a login, using web based real-time Pokemon maps is also consider safe. Currently popular web based Pokemon Go maps include WhereIsPokemon, FastPokeMap and PokeRadar.
A very powerful Pokemon Go map is the Silph Road Pokemon Nest Atlas. This community generated map lists the locations where rare Pokemon spawn in reliably every day.
For more Pokemon Go trackers refer to our Pokemon Go Tracker Round-up.
Niantic is going to release the nearby in-app tracker this month. The Pokemon Go Plus wearable requires a tracker functionality to work. The device is supposed to ship by the end of September according to Nintendo. The first stores have started to take Pokemon Go Plus pre-orders.