One of the best features of Pokémon Go when it was released, was the built-in “Nearby” tracker. This allowed players to seek out and catch the closest Pokémon without having to wander around aimlessly. Then, due to various issues causing bugs within the app, the feature was pulled.
Shortly after, Niantic began testing a new tracker to help everyone locate and catch all the Pokémon they could find. However, this was only rolled out to select areas and select users of the beta app. Now, it seems Niantic is rolling out the new tracker to more cities including Seattle and parts of Arizona.
Starting today, we will be expanding the ability for Trainers in parts of Arizona, the Seattle area of Washington state, and the rest of the San Francisco Bay area to test this version of the feature.
As stated before, the update is rolling out to select users, so it’s unlikely that this will be rolled out to the masses anytime soon. But for those who still play the game, at least you can rest easy knowing things are still being worked on and Pokémon Go hasn’t been abandoned.