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Pokémon GO tracking sites shut down, finger pointing starts

by Ron Duwell | August 1, 2016August 1, 2016 7:00 am PST

Pokémon GO tracker sites, including the massively popular PokéVision, mysteriously vanished from the Internet over the weekend, leaving fans without a way to track the monsters they want to catch.

Wait, it’s not really so mysterious. Niantic hates the idea of outside trackers and wants them wiped from the face of the Earth. Coincidentally, it got its wish shortly after making the comment, and now that the “three steps” glitch has been “fixed,” Pokémon hunting has become that much more difficult.

The site’s official Twitter page didn’t bring much hope either.

Apparently, the new technique to track Pokémon has become one of relativity. In the “nearby” menu, the closer Pokémon will always remain at the top, and the further Pokémon will remain closer to the bottom. At least it’s something, but when the mini-menu in the bottom of the map doesn’t match the main “nearby” menu, or when Pokémon that aren’t into the menu start popping out of nowhere, it becomes very confusing.

How do you feel about the changes?


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...