Newest update to Pokemon Go prevents you from catching 'em all while traveling in a car
posted by Joe M. / Oct 17, 2016, 12:54 PM
play while traveling in a car. Once the app detects that you're traveling at 30 miles per hour or greater, Pokemon will no longer spawn in your area. In addition to this, distance that counts towards eggs and your Buddy Pokemon will continue to no longer progress either. This will certainly come as an annoyance for folks who have been trying to catch Pokemon while either driving or in the car with someone else, but it really is a smart move on Niantic's end.Just how will this be achieved though? After you update the app to the newest version, you'll no longer be able to
It really is a smart move on Niantic's end.
Prior to this update, a warning message did appear if the app detected you were moving too fast, but you had the option to say that you weren't driving. Not allowing Pokemon to spawn for anyone that's moving at 30 MPH or higher might seem like a harsh move, but it really is the safest way to go about things. Updates like this might not be the most popular, but they do help to keep the game as fair as possible for everyone that's still playing.
Posts: 178; Member since: Jun 06, 2016
This will kill this game... I mean.. I cannot go walking to my work! I'm always in a car or in a bus... that is the only way I have to go somewhere in here.... it is not fair.... It is time to unistall this game for good.
posted on Oct 17, 2016, 2:00 PM 3
Posts: 451; Member since: Oct 16, 2014
Does anyone really play this anymore? I think this will knock out the few remaining players. Think the Pokemon fad is done.
posted on Oct 17, 2016, 2:54 PM 1
Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011
Any game with an official Pokemon brand would have been popular. Pokemon Go is essentially Ingress with a Pokemon patch. Perfect recipe for failure. If the Pokemon Company was smart, they'd cut ties with Niantic and make their own Pokemon game.
posted on Oct 17, 2016, 4:40 PM 1
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This is not remotely the right move to make. All it does is make the game even harder to play in rural areas as compared to the cities. A rural player needs to drive to see an even remotely comparable amount of Pokémon that a city player can see just by walking out their door. There are also PLENTY of ways to drive and play safely; for instance, cars have three to five seats that don't have steering wheels. This is pretty much a dagger through the heart for players who aren't blessed to live in or near a high spawn area like a city. I'm pretty heartbroken about it; I thought I'd be playing this game for years to come, instead now I have no idea how I even CAN play this game, never mind IF I'll play the game.
posted on Oct 17, 2016, 9:47 PM 1
Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013
Is this really official that they nerfed drivers? Because going too fast has always prevented Pokemon from spawning. You need to stop a little while for them to pop up. I have not noticed any different behavior riding the metro. Plus egg/distance has never counted during higher speeds, so I'm questioning this "article" big time.
posted on Oct 17, 2016, 11:56 PM 1
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