How to track and find rare Pokémon in 'Pokémon Go'This Article was added to our catalog on 07/23/2016.
To succeed in "Pokémon GO," you have to walk around and find Pokémon in the real world.
The catch is that you don't know which Pokémon are going to appear where at any given time. The "Pokémon GO" app gives you clues with a Nearby tab and subtle animations in the game's map view, but that's it. You have no way of knowing where exactly the Pokémon you're looking for is and how long it will be there.
It's like having a treasure map to every Pokémon in the game, and yes, it works. Here's how to use it:
The creators of PokéVision have managed to access the data from "Pokémon GO's" servers and display where Pokémon are currently spawning in real time on Google Maps.
From the website's FAQ:
"It uses the Niantic API to grab the location of all Pokemon near your (or your selected location) and display them on the map in real-time; this means if it is displayed on the map, you can go out and catch them! Note: Rarer pokemons have a shorter appearance time so they might despawn; make sure to be quick and keep an eye on their timers!"
You can read a more technical explanation of how it all works on Ars Technica.
With PokéVision, you enter an address or your current location to see which Pokémon are currently catchable around you. This is what the south end of Central Park in New York looks like: