I couldn’t agree more with you. I slightly felt that Pokévision was a “cheat” in the beginning. But after seeing the huge social benefits after someone starts yelling “Dragonair, still 5minutes left!” followed by a crowd of Pokémon hunters running behind the person introducing this brilliant fact.
The in-game tracking needs to come back, or bring Pokévision back to life. It doesn’t downgrade the game in the slightest matter, in contrary, it really added an extra layer of amusement and social bounding to the game.
Thanks for this great article Yang!