Everything about Pokevision and why Niantic Took it Down

Niantic made it very clear that its inability to listen to the fans about the glitches as very apparent lately. Tracker and Pokevision are both down. What’s the deal?

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Pokemon Go is the best mobile game probably yet for 2016 and one of the reasons why its so popular is the fan base that follows the brand in any form it takes. From Pokemon cards to Nintendo games to the latest mobile game – the Pokemon Go. The fan base is just enormous and with it some high demand for good service in part of the company.

However, Pokemon Go developer Niantic has been facing some real issues lately. One of which are the server issues and buggy tracking systems to find Pokemon within the game itself. In an ideal setting, Niantic should have addressed these problems with some patches to fix the glitches.

The fans wanted to make the game usable while they patiently wait for fixes for the game so they resorted to some Pokemon cheats like the Pokevision. This is a site that is not necessarily a cheat site but a tool to track Pokemons in the Pokemon Go map while the game is still in its buggy state.

Why did Niantic took down Pokevision?

Niantic didn’t take this very well so some Pokemon news pointed out that the latest Pokemon Go updates did some bad things for the mobile game. Not only was the update for the game was bad but Pokevision was taken down with it.

The main reason is that Niantic are dissatisfied with how Pokevision is bypassing the game by offering some third party services and it will be a security threat.

The fans think this is outrageous and they felt betrayed. Social media outcry, some with negative reviews with the game, some even asks for refunds.

Here’s some facts for Pokevision and with the service within the site down, it might be smart to know them.

What is Pokevision?

Pokevision is a Pokemon tracker/locator for the mobile game Pokemon Go. It uses the Niantic API to grab the location of all Pokemon near your (or your selected location) and display them on the map in real-time; this means if it is displayed on the map, you can go out and catch them! Note: Rarer Pokemon have a shorter appearance time so they might despawn; make sure to be quick and keep an eye on their timers!

How do I track Pokemon using Pokevision?

There are a few methods to scan for the location of Pokemon:

Click anywhere on the map to drop a location marker. After placing a marker, press scan to reveal Pokemon nearby.

Use the Search Bar to enter your location (or a location you wish to scan) and hit enter. You can then click Scan. If there are Pokemon nearby, they will display on the map along with their appearance time.

Are the Pokemon displayed actually there?

Yes, as long as the timer has not reached 0, the Pokemon are actually there and in real time.

How come I see some Pokemon in game but not on your map?

Pokemon that spawn due to lure/incense are not visible on our map since those pokemon are visible to only you.

Can I scan anywhere?

As long as it is an area where Pokemon Go is serviced, yes. Please keep in mind we have a small delay between scans so that requests do not spam the servers. Scans take around 5-15 seconds depending on the density of the area.