6 November, 2016
In regards to the upcoming Nearby Tracker
The new NEARBY system operates much more like the proof of concept shown in the Pokemon GO concept trailer, but the old SIGHTINGS system will still remain.
You’re now given two different ways to find Pokemon when you click your nearby radar: the old SIGHTINGS (which simply show what species are naturally active in the 200m radius circle around you) and the new NEARBY system.
The NEARBY system boosts your radar’s reach (to a believed 500m), and turns local POKESTOPS into radar centers for you. You’re shown any species within the interaction radius of these PokeStops. It is not currently confirmed if these spawns are unique to the Nearby system, or if they appear for other players.
If you tap a Pokemon, they’ll be selected and highlighted with a pink circle. Then the map will zoom out so you can see the PokeStop’s location with a pink circle with three footsteps highlighting its location on the map.
Once you have moved within the 70m interaction radius, the Pokemon will spawn and you can attempt to capture it!
It seems clear at this point that Niantic intends to continue to roll out to the new NEARBY system to the rest of the world. Can’t wait til travelers everywhere are able to use the new NEARBY radar!
-New Admin Fragola ?
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