In the very beginning, Pokémon Go players realized that help was need if they were going to progress through the game quickly and easily. To answer the demand, several resourceful players created interactive Maps and Trackers that players could use to find everything in the game.
Over time though, these resources were seen as cheating and as Niantic paid attention to them, changes were made that made it difficult to use them.
But this doesn't mean there aren't some legitimate resources that still work. This article focuses on the most effective of these Pokémon Go Maps and Trackers.
The PoGoMap for Pokémon Go resource provides a map of all PokéStops, Gyms and nests. It goes a step further by separating the normal Gyms and Gyms that have the potential to give you EX Raid Passes.
It also provides additional information such as the type of Pokémon that may be spawning in a current Nest, which Team Go Research Rocket has invaded the next and even the Research Tasks at PokéStops.
The Silph Road is the largest and most organized of these Pokémon Go resources. This is because multiple players collaborate to create it. The result is numerous different Pokémon Guides and a comprehensive Pokédex. They also have both rumored and confirmed Next location and they organize real-word meetups.
SGPokeMap is a resource for Pokémon Go players based in Singapore. As a result, you may not find it very useful if you are outside Singapore. It initially was used as an SGPokeMap app for Android and although the app is now unavailable, you might still be able to get all its resources on its main website. It provides a wealth of information including Raids, Quests and available PokéStops in the Singapore area.
PokeHunter for Pokémon Go is another great resource that provides detailed information about Gyms and Raids that may be happening. They can also let you know which Team is in control of the raid at anu given moment.
The problem with PokeHunter is that it only works in a few cities in the United Stated including Cupertino, Downtown Campbell, Mountain View, North San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Pasadena, Los Banos North Saint Paul, Apple Valley, Eagan, Savage, Burnsville, Prior Lake, South Minneapolis, Lakeville, Downtown Portland, Happy Valley, Gresham, and Hillsboro.
Go Map is a highly interactive real-time if PokéStops, Gyms and Pokémon Spawns. It is more useful in certain areas than others because it relies on players to provide information about the spawning locations. It also offers a detailed Pokédex with details on each Pokémon and step-by-step PVP guides.
Aside from the websites mentioned above, there are also apps that provide the same features and information. This is a more convenient way of accessing info as you will no longer need to open your browser.
Here is a list of some Pokémon location live map applications:
These apps are not available on the App Store or Google Play so you'll have to download them directly from their respective websites.
To make things easier for you, we included links to them in this article. Just click on the name of the app you wish to use and it will redirect you to the appropriate website.
All the maps and resources above can share with you a wealth of information about where to find the best Pokémon including the coordinates. But if you can't travel to that location, you might still be able to catch the Pokémon by spoofing the location on your device.
One of the best ways to do that is to use MockGo, a desktop tool designed to help you easily change the location on your iOS device to anywhere in the world in a single click. Because you can use it to simulate GPS movement, you can use the information you get from these Maps and Trackers to catch Pokémon without moving.
Fortunately, MockGo is very easy to use, just follow these simple steps:
Step 1:Download and install MockGo on to your computer. Connect the iPhone to the computer and launch the program. Click on "Start"
Step 2: Once the program detects the device, you will see a map on the screen with the device's current location. To spoof the location, click on the Teleport Mode icon at the top-right corner.
Step 3: Enter the coordinates or the address that you got from the map or tracker you are using in the search bar.
Step 4: The map will change to indicate the new location that you have just chosen. Ensure that it is the correct location and then click "Move Here" to begin spoofing the location.
To simulate movement, click the "One-Stop mode" or "Multi-Stop mode" from the upper right corner. Drop one pin or multiple pins on the map, choose your preferred speed and enter the number of times you want to move along the specified route. Once you're happy with your selection, click "Start" to begin the simulated movement.
Finding reliable Pokémon Go Maps and trackers is not easy. But when you do, they can prove very useful in not just finding PokéStops and Gyms but also in helping you figure out the game when you just can't make heads or tails of it. Try the maps we have suggested above to see if they fit your gaming style and share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.