Nearby feature for Pokémon GO expanded in North America, Australia

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  • Thursday, November 24, 2016

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The Nearby feature is now available in more locations, being expanded throughout North America and Australia. This feature allows players to see the nearest PokéStop to a wild Pokémon if it there is a PokéStop near the player. The Sightings feature has also been updated in these areas to support the Nearby feature.

This feature was originally being tested in San Francisco, California in the United States. It has now been expanded to the following locations in the United States, Canada, and Australia.


After reviewing your feedback, we have made some changes to the Nearby feature we were originally testing in San Francisco, California. We have changed the feature to only show the Nearby feature if a PokéStop is close to your location. In addition, we have also made changes to the way Sightings now works.

We will be expanding the ability for Trainers to test this updated version of the features and provide us with feedback. Starting today, Trainers in the following areas will now be able to use the new Nearby and Sightings functionality:

  • United States of America: All states west of the Mississippi River (except Hawaii and Alaska)
  • Canada: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the western half of Ontario.
  • Australia: All states and territories

Your feedback submitted to all of our official social media accounts and posted in other channels is important to us. We will continue to review community feedback and make changes if necessary.

Our first six months has been nothing short of exciting and your continued support has been inspiring. We have a lot of content, features, and functionality that we will be implementing over the coming months and years. Our goal is to to always improve on existing features where we can while also releasing exciting new content and functionality.

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