PokeVision is dead but Smart Poke and Skiplagged are two Pokemon Go maps that still work

PokeVision is dead but Smart Poke and Skiplagged are two Pokemon Go maps that still work
This past weekend, Pokemon Go developer Niantic brought a major update to the insanely popular Nintendo-licenced game. Although Niantic introduced a range of changes, such as the removal of the three-step icon and the tinkering various other elements, the Pokemon Go community is still trying to recover from the developer's decision to shut down third-party Pokemon Go maps such as PokeVision. As it turns out, however, at least a couple of PokeVision alternatives are already up and running.

First up is Smart Poke v2, an app that essentially provides the same kind of functionality as PokeVision. The home screen is a map detailing Pokemon locations. 


Tapping a certain Pokemon in the Smart Poke map will bring up details such as the rarity of the creature, how much time you've got until it despawns, and the distance that separates the trainer and the Pokemon. Another cool feature of Smart Poke is that the app can launch a notification when it detects a rare Pokemon nearby. One notable drawback is that the app is only available for Android devices. 

If you don't have an Android phone or you'd prefer a browser-based Pokemon Go map instead, check out Skiplagged's PokeVision alternative. Accessible from the browser, this map provides usual details such as the location of nearby creatures and how much time remains until a certain Pokemon disappears. 


Users can also filter Pokemon based on rarity and even prevent non-interesting creatures from clogging up the map. Unfortunately, the Skiplagged Pokemon Go map isn't the most optimized mobile experience. On the upside, an Android app is already available and the developers are also working on the iOS version as well. 

What do you guys think of these two Pokemon Go maps? 

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8 Comments

1. Jason2k13

Posts: 1471; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Only a matter of time when Niantic will shut these down.

2. Yoloswagins

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Do they really have a legal right to do so? Google play's policy shouldn't be able to justify the removal. These apps aren't tinkering with the pokemon go. It's not an app that hacks the game directly. This is BS. Another corporation abuses its power and fking google doean't give an f.

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

The longer days gone by, the more Niantic become a*holes. First, the frequent minor updates that removes bad reviews. Second, the minor text fixes. Third, the three step bug. Now these maps.

5. TheFishDemigod

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 06, 2016

They had to remove the three step because it's crashing the server, so that's why they had to remove it but I don't understand why they force pokevision to be closed down...

4. JarnoVanDriel

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 03, 2016

Seems you forgot to mention pokewhere.com. They're a new type of tracking sites that aggregates tracking data from sources all over the web. Maybe not as comprehensive as Pokevision but at least they save us the hassle of having to visit what's left one by one.

7. mayank0161

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 14, 2016

The best alternative right now to pokevision is pokemononmap.com. It is free,fast,accurate and has more features than pokevision. Sorry most of the alternatives given above are either not working or show pokemon from database. But pokemononmap.com shows pokemon live. This site should be included in this list and that too at the top of the list.

8. flightsbird

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 16, 2019

good news thanks

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