Pokemon Go Nearby Pokemon Tracker Released To More Trainers

Posted: Nov 5 2016, 2:17am CDT | by , Updated: Nov 5 2016, 4:31am CDT , in Technology News


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Pokemon Go Nearby Pokemon Tracker Released to More Trainers
Credit: Trainer Tips

The in-app Pokemon Go tracker is available now to some players outside of San Francisco.

The in-app real-time Pokemon tracker in Pokemon Go is coming to all trainers eventually. Niantic has been testing the nearby Pokemon tracker for month now in San Francisco. Today Niantic announced to roll out the nearby tracker to parts of Arizona, the Seattle area of Washington state, and the rest of the SF Bay.

This move confirms that Niantic will offer a real-time Pokemon finder in the game and there are no legal or game design issues that block the feature from coming. The slow rollout is apparently all because of server performance and stability considerations. The removal of the nearby feature in the early day of the launch have been caused by server issues triggered by the Pokemon discovery feature.

Niantic is taking the rollout to more users of Pokemon Go extremely slow. They are going by parts of states and not even a full state or lets say a country. At this point it is difficult to estimate when Niantic will roll out nearby world-wide.

In the meantime several real-time Pokemon Go scanner came back online. FastPokeMap relaunched on Wednesday, but has now thrown in the towel for good. Niantic has blocked a work around FastPokeMap has been using to scan at larget scale. The developer behind FastPokeMap has released his source code and announced to quit FastPokeMap development on reddit. The service is down.

The use of 3rd party Pokemon tracker will dwindle once the nearby feature is available to everyone. The creator of FastPokeMap stated several times to quit, if Niantic offers a real-time Pokemon scanner. To find out how Pokemon Go nearby changes your Pokemon Go experience watch Nick from Trainer Tips showing it to you in this video.

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