Late, November 4th, the Pokémon GO App Twitter accounted tweeted this:
Trainers in parts of Arizona, the Seattle area of Washington state, and the rest of the SF Bay area can now test the Nearby Pokémon feature.
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) November 5, 2016
That’s right people we’re finally getting our tracker back! The new tracking system shows you the Pokémon nearby as well as a snapshot of the area it’s in. Since Niantic is showing us where the Pokémon is the footstep counter is not available.
With many trainers having felt frustrated with the tracking system removed and Niantic shutting down third party trackers this could really help get users back into the game. Currently it looks like all nearby Pokémon will only appear at or near the closest Pokéstop to you, but this has not been confirmed. Once we find out we’ll update this post.
Where is it available?
Right now the new tracking system is only available in Seattle, select areas in Arizona, and the San Francisco Bay area. For trainers in other areas of the world it looks like you’ll have to wait a little bit longer, but for now here’s a screenshot of what it’ll look like.
Niantic has been releasing more features recently to keep enhancing the game, like including a wider variety of Pokémon to catch (sorry Zubat and Rattata).
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