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Pokemon GO change turns off sightings list/spawns when traveling at high speeds

Did you like to play Pokemon GO while being a passenger in a car? Well those days are over, as it seems that Niantic has removed the feature from Pokemon GO. Now when you try to play while speeding along in a car, the sightings list and Pokemon spawns simply don't happen. Niantic was asked about this change, but have not released a comment yet.

Categories: Mobile
Tags: pokemon, mobile
Games: Pokemon Go

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jayvir
Mon Oct 17 16 03:11pm
Rating: 4

Sucks for passengers, but with how many drivers are still being stupid about it, it's the smart thing to do. I guess being responsible is something too many people can't do.

We really can't be cautious enough.

hawk
Mon Oct 17 16 03:01pm
(Updated 1 time)

Sad Best pokemon I ever caught was while riding in a car.

Such bull... Well, uninstalling Pokemon Go, then. Sad

Ah, lame but understandable.

jayvir
Mon Oct 17 16 03:11pm
Rating: 4

Sucks for passengers, but with how many drivers are still being stupid about it, it's the smart thing to do. I guess being responsible is something too many people can't do.

According to iTech post, the "driving speed" is 30 mph.
http://www.itechpost.com/articles/41890/20161016/pokemon-go-update-niantic-remove-spawns-and-sightings-when-driving-players-outraged.htm

What is interesting is the "group think" in the reporting as everyone is mentioning how it might be difficult to play and walk in the winter season.

At the same time, this is a smart move to deter playing and driving, which is a huge issue

jraics
Mon Oct 17 16 03:51pm
Rating: 3

Get out of the car and walk, ya lazy bastards!!

Cars and Pokemon don't mix, that's why you never see Ash get driven anywhere.

That makes sense. I was wondering why myself because I have to go to school.

onikafei
Mon Oct 17 16 05:35pm
Rating: 1

Im often a passsenger but I cant complain. they tried the warnings but of course it wont go anywhere. the games more fun walking anyways

AKA...

"If you're going to be stupid and bypass our first anti game and drive system, WE'LL MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR EVERYONE!"

Dumb people ruining responsible people's fun

By responsible, I mean them letting their passenger play the game for them while they drive

Guess I cant go driving through the dangerous part of town and get like 100 stops anymore

Better walk it, maybe I wont get mugged

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