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Looks like major changes coming to Pokemon GO's tracking system...

adamy

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Toki767 recently posted some screen shots in the official Pokemon GO thread that warrant a thread of their own

it looks like he is part of the new test group who gets the opportunity to mess with the new UI that Niantic is working on

i tried to get him to make a thread on it but he decided to pass on it, so i thought i'd share what he shared...as i said, def worthy of a new thread imho

update: Toki767 made a gif which demonstrates the changes...



Whoa! My Nearby section just changed. It will show the closest Pokestop if a pokemon is near there now.

When you press a pokemon and click view, it zooms out and takes you to this overview map now. The pokemon is in the pink circle I'm guessing?

Pressing on a pokemon under "Sightings" gives a generic message now. Wonder if they'll provide some sort of tracking for that.

Selecting the pokemon to track will also put an actual marker on your live map.

Thankfully if a pokemon you're tracking despawns, you get this message.

Pokestops themselves emit a pulse. So I imagine any pokemon you're currently tracking will be inside that pulse.

 

Kirye

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I'm totally okay with the loss of Pokevision if this proves to work correctly and not bring more bugs into the mix.
 

zulux21

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yay another pokemon go feature that will be great for city players but is a giant middle finger to anyone in an area without a lot of pokestops.

:/

if instead of being pokestop related it can just be put a spot on your map that would be okay though, as long as the spot is small enough that you can easily cover the whole thing in 3 minutes or so.
 

Fuu

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cannot wait.

I’ve only been playing for a week and didn’t even use the third-party sites, but the lack of proper tracking was already getting painful. I’ve been meeting people with this game and this will be a big game changer.
 

R00bot

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So good.

Getting a new phone in the next week or so, I'll be joining you guys soon.

What team should I join though? ;)
 

Conkerkid11

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Doesn't make much sense if the Pokemon isn't near a Pokestop like most of the ones near my apartment.

If it does just basically highlight a circle on the map where the Pokemon will be located within, I guess that's alright. But if it's pinging Pokestops and finding Pokemon locations based on how far they are from the Pokestop nearest them, they once again don't give a damn about anybody playing in areas where Ingress players didn't mark up the map with locations.
 
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This looks interesting, but I love how hypocritical it is given their "the nearby system was too complicated" excuse. Looks to be considerably more complicated that 'getting warmer'.
 

kewlmyc

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They need to test this and release it as soon as possible. This would actually get me back into the game.
 

Fuu

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Other information from the OT concerning tracking:

Anyone else can confirm ? Someone on Reddit confirmed that testing and was able to find a pokemon.

I did some testing with the new Sighting (Nearby Replacement) and found some things out with it.

It scans the area around you roughly every ~15 seconds
Any new pokemon that spawn on this scan will be added to the sightings list.
If a pokemon despawns it will be removed from the sightings list.
If you move too far away from a pokemon it will be removed from the sightings list.

On number 4 I found this distance to be around 700 feet (which is what I believe the 3 step max use to be).
https://www.reddit.com/r/pokemongo/comments/4wsrgx/pokemon_go_update_20160808/d69m1r9

Someone on Reddit confirmed that testing and was able to find a pokemon.
Allright, some little light from dataminers:

"Tracked_Pokemon_Found" = "You found the Pokémon you were tracking.";
"Tracked_Pokemon_Lost" = "The Pokémon you were tracking is gone.";
Also Pokemon Go plus code began to be inputed:

PGPStrings.bundle folder was added.
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/pokemongodev/comments/4wpi2x/ios_v0330_was_uploaded_for_an_upcoming_release/
 

aBarreras

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i think this is live, because i could download it!! check your playstore!

wow, they also give a warm if you are moving to fast, because you shouldnt be driving, neat
 

Yrael

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That is incredible. *_* Hopefully it'll be rolled out to the rest of us soon!