Pokemon Go Still To Go In Some Regions

December 1
10:28 AM 2016

Niantic has just announced the latest Pokemon GO update, expanding the reach of the revamped Nearby Pokemon feature to the rest of the continental United States and several areas in Europe. With the current pace that the developer is taking, it would most likely not be long before the revamped tracker makes it to other regions.

As the update rolls out, however, avid Pokemon GO players have noted that the creatures' nests have begun migrating once more. Amidst what seems like the 8th Great Pokemon Migration, the pressure is on for Niantic to make sure that its new tracker would work as designed.

The official announcement for the Nearby Pokemon feature was posted on the game's official page, with Niantic assuring players that it would be reviewing the community's feedback on how effective or ineffective the revamped in-game tracker is. Apart from this, the developer has also stated that it would be making modifications to the feature depending on the PoGO community's feedback.

Pokemon Go's Nearby feature is now available in more regions, developer Niantic Labs announced on its website. The feature, which alerts you to nearby points of interest, is now available in the rest of the continental United States (sorry Hawaii), as well as "large parts" of Europe.

Niantic added that it won't stop looking at feedback regarding Nearby to improve it in the future. "We will continue to review the feedback submitted on our official social media accounts and in other channels and make changes if necessary," the developer said.

Pokemon Go's Nearby feature debuted only in San Francisco, California, before expanding in November to all states west of the Mississippi River (with the exception of Hawaii and Alaska), as well as Canadian regions such as British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the western half of Ontario. And in Australia, Nearby is now available in all states and territories.

"Our first six months has been nothing short of exciting and your continued support has been inspiring," Niantic said. "We have a lot of content, features, and functionality that we will be implementing over the coming months and years. Our goal is to to always improve on existing features where we can while also releasing exciting new content and functionality."

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