More People Are Able To Test Pokémon GO’s Nearby Feature

Months after Pokémon GO’s launch, a take on a tracking system is coming to the game again. Niantic is increasing the testing range of the Nearby feature. This allows people to look under sightings and, if a PokéStop is near your current location, know which Pokémon are in the vicinity of that PokéStop.

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Pokémon GO’s Nearby feature was originally being tested in San Francisco, CA. The new Nearby and updated Sightings features testing range has now been extended to the following areas.

  • United States of America: All states west of the Mississippi River (except Hawaii and Alaska).

  • Canada: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the western half of Ontario.

  • Australia: All states and territories.


Pokémon GO is available for Android and Apple iOS devices. Remember when catching this weekend that a double Stardust and XP event is in effect until 0:00 UTC on November 30, 2016 and Ditto is now in the game, masquerading as other Pokémon.

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