Niantic’s latest update to Pokémon GO has brought one major change we didn’t expect – the removal of tracking.
Before the update, tracking allowed you to determine what direction and proximity certain Pokémon in your area were at. You may remember when the app launched here in Ireland tracking itself was busted, looking like this:
Now with tracking removed, it appears like this:
It’s also worth noting that Niantic have also removed the PokéVision app that allowed people to see where Pokémon had spawned. Fans of the game took to Twitter to air their grievances at the removal of the app and tracking mechanic.
"I don't like PokeVision, it ruins the #PokemonGO experience." says the developer while you literally can't use their tracking system.
— Professor Shyguy (@ProfessorShyguy) July 30, 2016
I’s understandable that apps like Pokévision cheapen the already shallow experience Pokémon Go is. But removing tracking as well has rubbed people the wrong way as now there’s no direct way to accurately hunt specific Pokémon in your area. The most likely answer is Niantic want to improve and allow the mechanic to function everywhere as opposed to certain regions.
You can read the full list of changes on the Google Play store page for Pokémon GO.
How do you feel about it? Did you use Pokévision? Has tracking worked for you? Let us know in the comments!