Niantic Rolls Out New Pokémon GO Tracker

Goodbye three-footstep system and hello precision targeting.

This morning, Niantic surprised Pokémon GO players by globally releasing the new Pokémon GO tracker. Previously confined to beta testing within the San Francisco Bay Area, the new Pokémon GO tracker enables players to select their desired Pokémon and see its exact location on the map. Once selected, the Pokémon’s location will stay pinpointed on the map allowing you to walk forward to collect it.

We guessed this feature would likely be added within the Generation 2 update due to the fact that harsh winter weather is on its way. In regards to the addition of new Generation 2 Pokémon, we haven’t encountered any in-game as of yet.

Nevertheless, with Niantic’s official statement confirming the addition of new Pokémon and the recent Starbucks leak, it’s safe to say that Pokémon GO players will see the addition of over 100 Generation 2 Pokémon by the end of next week. Furthermore, data miners recently scoured Pokémon GO’s code and found some interesting revelations.

Originally posted by TheSilphRoad, the upcoming Pokémon GO Generation 2 update apparently includes sound files for over 100 Generation 2 Pokémon, Pokémon genders, Shiny Pokémon variants, hints at a holiday event, and more.

All in all, we’re excited to see so many features and changes being made to Pokémon GO in such a short span of time. What do you think of the new Pokémon GO tracker? Let us know in the comments below!

For more on Pokémon GO here at Indie Obscura, be sure to check out some of our previous features including a list of the new Pokémon coming in the Pokémon GO Generation 2 update, the official statement from Niantic regarding the addition of new Pokémon, and our coverage of the Starbucks Pokémon GO leak.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.


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