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New Pokemon GO Tracker: Everything You Need To Know

By Alvin Elfwine , Dec 03, 2016 04:00 AM EST
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One of the disappointments fans have with Pokemon GO is the nonexistence of a tracker. This is most especially after Niantic banned the use of third-party tracker apps, stating that these tools only contribute to the issues the servers are facing. But now, after a series of ups and downs, the studio has finally unleashed a new tracking system.

According to Kotaku, the tracker's arrival isn't well-received. Nonetheless, it doesn't mean it's not working at all. The publication states that it all rooted from the Sightings feature being gone. And without it, it's almost impossible to track the whereabouts of a Pokemon.

The good thing, however, is that the new Pokemon GO tracker now works efficiently in rural areas. How and why? It simply locates the creatures based of the various PokeStops. Remember that in such locations, the cornfields (not all really) are deemed as PokeStops. Nevertheless, it's an improvement, so to speak.

Some players are also suggesting that, somehow, the new tracker is working a bit fine compared last time. If in the past, it's not able to determine the exact location of a Pokemon; now, it's the other way around. It can give the exact information players need to know where a monster might spawn.

It's worth noting that this new Pokemon GO tracker lists a total of 9 species when accessed in-game. Take note that all of these monsters are just nearby a player's current location. The tool also displays a picture of the certain PokeStops near to these creatures.

The only catch, as what other players observed, is that the tool covers the more common ones. So, in a sense, it doesn't really give trainers a significant leverage, especially if they're looking for a very specific Pokemon. Well, this goes without saying that they'll be back to the random process of capturing species (the rare ones in particular).

Using the brand new Pokemon GO tracker is quite easy, though. If players click the PokeStop -- the one that represents the monster they want to catch -- it'll give the location to where this creature can be caught. Just near the PokeStop, a sort of bubble tends to appear with footprints next to it. These footprints basically refers to how close or far a player is from that specie.

What are your thoughts on the new Pokemon GO tracker? Do you like it? Are you satisfied with its capability? Share us what you're thinking at the comment section below!

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