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Pokemon GO has a new Nearby tracker in beta-testing, coming soon to players worldwide


Following the version 1.3 update the Nintendo and Niantic-masterminded smash hit Pokemon GO, random-picked players found themselves beta-testing a new Nearby tracker that points hunters towards wild Pokemon in their vicinity. The colorful monsters are shown with a picture of the nearest Pokestop to them, and tapping on a creature shows the map from a bird's eye perspective with the specific area inhabited by the Pokemon highlighted.

Should the animal disappear before you manage to throw your pokeball at it, you will get a notification to stop you from trecking only to come out empty-handed. The tracker is limited to a maximum distance of 500 metres, though.

Hopefully, players will find the Nearby feature superior to the one that was available before, only to be removed by Niantic together with the expulsion of third-party tracking methods. It's good gameplay design to know the possible Pokemon locations, but still proceed with the hunting action. If the test succeeds, it probably won't take too long before the new Nearby functionality is available to all Pokemon GO players.

source: Reddit via Touch Arcade

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