Pokevision makes Pokemon Go hunting a snap

Shane McGlaun - Jul 22, 2016
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Pokevision makes Pokemon Go hunting a snap

If you are really into Pokemon Go you may care more about catching them all than you do about all the walking. The idea behind the Pokemon Go game is that you get out, walk, and interact with like-minded people while catching the little creatures. There could be very good reasons why you don’t want to walk around as intended to find those Pokemon though, like the fact that its roughly 197F here in Texas right now.

Pokevision is an online map that aims to show you where all the Pokemon are in your area, at least when the severs aren’t overcrowded. The mapping service shows you where each character is. Players can scan their area every 30 seconds.

At the time of writing, the servers were too backed up to show any results for my local area. The creators of Pokevision note that the Pokemon Go servers and its own servers are unstable due to the load on them. When Pokemon do appear, they are in real time and can be found at the exact spot marked on the map along with a timer showing how long they have been there.

Pokevision uses the Niantic API to grab the location of all Pokemon near you. The map does carry a warning that the rare Pokemon have a shorter spawn time and might despawn quickly. Using the site, you can drop a marker wherever you want and then scan nearby.

See the Pokevision website to tap in.

As long as the timer on the characters hasn’t reached zero, the Pokemon will still be there. Pokemon that spawn with lure or incense aren’t visible on the map. The Pokevision service can be used in any area where Pokemon Go is serviced and each scan takes 5-15 seconds to complete, at least when servers aren’t overloaded.


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