Pokemon Go is all about exploring and finding new Pokemons but it can get a bit frustrating if you can’t find any good Pokemons even after a lot of walking around. Luckily, now there’s a map that lets you find every Pokemon near you, in real time!
The mapping tool, called PokeVision, is a dead-simple way of finding the location of every Pokemon around the world. Previously, if you wanted to do this, you would have to go through a somewhat complex installation process. Originally created by a Reddit-user, it offers a bird’s-eye view of every nearby pokémon.
How to find Pokemons near you with PokeVision
- Head over to PokeVision.
- Just beside the search box on the top-right, click on the little GPS icon (and grant permission for location if needed).
- It will take you to your current location. Now click on the red button below the map to scan.
Note: The map isn’t ideal for finding Pokemons in Pakistan right now, but it still works. It wasn’t working yesterday but today, I tried it out with my location and it showed me at least three Pokemons near my house. It also showed a timer after which they will de-spawn. There was one more issue where it wouldn’t let me zoom in much and would show a “Map data not yet available” error if I did so.
The technique used to find Pokemon in this map uses a workaround through a loophole in Pokemon Go’s algorithms. The catch is that the developer of Pokemon Go, Niantic, can fix this workaround anytime they want and render this map unusable.
While this map is a really cool way to find awesome new Pokemons, we don’t necessarily encourage using it as it won’t be fair to the other players. Still don’t have Pokemon Go? You can use our guide over here to install it anywhere in the world.