I’m trying to take it easy today, having broken a personal heat record after venturing outside several days in a row to hunt for Pokémon. My earlier posts about bringing plenty of fluids is no joke. The temperature and humidity makes hunting only fun at night and If you are like me, you were half annoyed and half excited about the new update. I think I was preparing to go out when the update hit my phone. To my chagrin though, I raced out the door the moment I saw that Niantic flipped the table on their tracking system. I didn’t really rely on it all that much anyways, so what the heck let’s give it a try.
The new sighting system takes a second to get used to but it actual appears on my android that my trainer is facing the same way that I am. *Gasp* Get this, if I am actually hunting a specific one it disappears on the screen and makes me play a digital version of hot and cold until the Pokémon I was hunting reappears.
The longer hunts are only about 15 minutes or so, some other reports are suggesting that this update will affect hunts around stops and lure sites. It’s a subtle but sophisticated upgrade from the zero to three-footprint dead-end hunts we’ve walked for.
Walking Update 08/10/2016:
It’s almost like magic I caught eight Pokémon on my way to a local Stop. I have not used it yet to hunt for something specifically but at this point anything I don’t have is something I want so… give it a whirl, try to track something down.
Pssst…Kid, Wanna be the very best? like no other was before?
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