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PokéVision is a real-time Pokémon GO locator

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Pokevision will help you catch those rare Pokemon

Since the launch of Pokémon GO, there have been a handful of tools for avid trainers out there to try and cheat the system with. I don’t advocate such cheats, but sometimes when there’s an Onyx nearby and those stupid little footprints aren’t working and you just can’t find the damn rock snake, a little help is needed. Help like PokéVision, which will locate Pokémon for you in real-time. At all times.

Using the Niantic API that was utilised in their previous geocaching-like game, Ingress, PokéVision is able to populate your surroundings with accurate locations of Pokémon. Not only will it show you exactly where your next Geodude or Dratini is, it’ll also let you know how much longer said Pokémon will be around for. Because there’s nothing worse than walking a few kilometres to have the Pokémon flee on you after one toss. I’m looking at you Dragonite.

There’s currently no iOS or Android app for PokéVision yet, but the service is easily available via your browser on either PC or your mobile of choice. Having to flip between the map and the app constantly (especially since you want those distance counters on your eggs counting) might be a nuisance, but it’s likely not to change. Niatinc won’t want something like this to plug into Pokémon GO easily, because it mess with the main hook of their game. Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised if hey took steps to try and make PokéVision itself redundant soon.

But until then, it’d your easiest way to hunt those rare Pokémon that have just been a few meters from your grasp so many times. I’d still only resort to it in the most extreme situations (because the real joy of happening upon a rare Pokémon yourself just can’t be beaten), but if your not like me there are no better tools. That’s if you’re still playing Pokémon GO, that is.

Last Updated: July 27, 2016


  1. Pidgey, Rattata and Spearow near my area. Will send this on to the enslaved. Thanks porra


    • HairyEwok

      July 27, 2016 at 10:14

      Apparently there’s always a dratini near me but I’ve yet to bother to catch it. Kinda over Pokemon GO.


      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        July 27, 2016 at 10:46

        I’ve yet to start 😛


  2. Brandon van Reenen

    July 27, 2016 at 09:59

    PokéNotify on the Play Store alerts you of Pokemon in the area without having the GO App open.


  3. Matthew Holliday

    July 27, 2016 at 10:15

    Tried this out just an hour ago actually, its pretty legit, and doesnt feel THAT cheaty. I mean, you still have to go there, but atleast now you can check if doing your usual hunting route is worthwhile, maybe even try a different route.


  4. z1n

    July 27, 2016 at 10:31

    If you’re not shy of a little code (i.e. know how to install python and run a script) then try PoGo map at https://github.com/AHAAAAAAA/PokemonGo-Map.

    Run webserver with this on a desktop. Kudus if you dyndns so you can access on your phone while hunting.


  5. Spy Master Tokashi

    July 27, 2016 at 11:10

    It is not cheating if the APP itself is still BUGY


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