‘Pokemon Go’ Latest News & Update: Test Version of Nearby Feature Goes Live; Strongest Pokemon After CP Changes Revealed

By RG Ferrer , Updated Nov 23, 2016 06:00 AM EST

Niantic has unveiled several changes to its popular mobile gaming app "Pokemon Go." Recently, the gaming company expanded test area for the Nearby Feature Pokemon locator and made combat power (CP) adjustments for several game characters.

"Pokemon Go" initially had a Pokemon tracking system when it was first released in July. However, Niantic pulled out the said feature after reports of technical issues and other gaming bugs.

Since then game technicians have been hard at work trying to enhance the said feature. After months of testing within the San Francisco area, Niantic finally expanded its test zone and re-deployed a different version of "Pokemon Go's" Nearby Feature, according to Kotaku.

However, only select regions outside of the U.S. will be able to test and enjoy the said Pokemon tracking feature. Niantic activated the said system in Australia, as well as Canada's Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario's western half.

In the U.S., all states west of the Mississippi River can utilize the game's new Nearby Feature to track Pokemon creatures in the wild. However, players located in Alaska and Hawaii will still have to wait before Niantic deploys the said beta version in their area.

Meanwhile, the enhanced "Pokemon Go" tracking system only works when a player is located near a Pokestop. Players will find a little image on the screen to signify the location of the nearest Pokestop where the Pokemon can be found.

In other news, Niantic also made some adjustments to the CP levels of various Pokemon monsters except Lapras. Avid gamers were not provided with a list of the CP changes, however, data miners at The Silph Road released discovered the game's new ten strongest Pokemon (based on CP) given the said "Pokemon Go" update.

The top five Pokemon creatures are Dragonite, Snorlax, Ryhdon, Gyarados and Vaporeon. At the bottom half are the Pokemon monsters Lapras, Exeggutor, Golem, Flareon and Machamp.

"Pokemon Go" expanded its Nearby Feature test area to other regions on Nov. 23, Wednesday. Learn more about the CP changes in the clip below:

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