The Pokemon Go phenomenon
Christian Hernandez

However with the removal of tracking features from the game, along with the closure of the third-party tracking websites, it’s making it increasingly impossible to actually play the game — especially in areas where Pokemon don’t spawn as much.

Take today for instance — we found a Polygon appear on our nearby map, yet were unable to find where it was, despite looking. Had we a working tracker, or the use of a third party tool, I would have been able to rush out and find it. Yet sadly this has now turned into a game of “walk and see”.

I loved this game when it first came out, but to me (and lots of others) its turned from a game I would go out to play, to a game that I load up every now and then when I’m bored, to see if there is a Pokemon that spawns on top of me.

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