'Pokemon GO' Cheats, Tips & Tricks: What Are The Alternative Trackers To Pokevision?

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Aug 07, 2016 01:00 PM EDT
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Niantic took a hard hit from “Pokemon GO” gamers this week following their decision to block third-party app trackers to aid the Pokemon hunters. Pokevision was the widely popular tracker that many turned to but all that came to a screeching halt last weekend.

With Pokevision out, “Pokemon GO” gamers are on the prowl for alternatives. There have been a couple of apps mentioned though they paled in comparison to Pokevision.

Alternative Trackers for "Pokemon GO"

Among the apps mentioned include “FastPokeMap” which is unfortunately down at the moment. This app makes use of OpenStreetMap and geocoding API.

Another possible tracker is PokeGoFind, a program that alerts users of rare Pokemons appearing within the vicinity. There are likely more to crop up in the coming days though gamers are urged to use them with extreme caution.

Though “Pokemon GO” gamers continue their frantic search, malware could persist from third party apps that come from unknown origins.

Use trackers at your own risk

“Pokemon GO” gamers are backed to a corner right now with the ‘nearby feature’ acting up. Then again, it would be wise to take note that using third-party trackers are a form of cheating and could at some point result in a game ban.

Niantic has so far played nice even with the backlash they have been receiving. But as they explained, the move to ban tracking apps was for the greater good.

Trackers were scraping savers outside the “Pokemon GO” game and resulted into high loads on server resources. Aside from that, there is also the security angle since everyone is aware that hackers roam around the web.

In short, the failure to address these problems could result in downtime and hence, unplayable game servers that would affect the “Pokemon GO” community. It is a harsh reality to accept but a feasible one.

Right now, Niantic is working on a possible fix to address the issue. It has opened doors for fans to send in their suggestions which can hopefully restore order to the Pokemon hunters.

Until Niantic is able to address that feature, gamers may want to try this tactic for “Pokemon GO." The video below explains how gamers can pin down Pokemons without trackers.

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