Ever since the removal of the three step tracker, Pokemon Go trainers have been scrambling to find a suitable alternative. While the new Pokemon tracking system is still in beta testing, many trainers have resorted to third party tools. Websites like FastPokeMap have been extremely popular, helping trainers track down Pokemon. Niantic put a stop to that today, by activating the anti-cheat CAPTCHA system and shutting FastPokeMap down.

With the latest security measures effectively putting FastPokeMap down, the service joins other shut down services like Pokevision and Poketracker. The next step in Niantic’s CAPTCHA system could also shut down Pokemon Go bots as well, although that remains to be seen.

FastPokeMap Down – Creator calls for Boycott

The creator of FastPokeMap isn’t taking this lying down however. Recently calling for a boycott of Pokemon Go, it looks as though there’s not much chance of the Pokemon Go tracker making a return.

Could this be a sign that finally Pokemon Go features like trading or PvP battles are around the corner? The last time Niantic cracked down on cheaters, trainers didn’t have to wait long before enjoying the Buddy system update.

Along with other security measures taken by Niantic, such as shutting down rooted phone access the game could finally be taking the right steps towards a fair and balanced playing field. What do you think about Niantic’s CAPTCHA system putting FastPokeMap down? Do you agree with the move? What other tracking service are you using if any? Don’t forget to check out our guide to using the Sightings tab to find and catch Pokemon.

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  1. Glad whiney people can be angry they cant be lazy and just cherry pick the best pokemon anymore. I play the game legit have since i didnt like pokevision and how it took away the adventure of the game. If your time is so precious go play left4dead with raptor mods or something.

  2. Playing legit is fine. A tracking system so you are not wasting $20 to $100 a week on balls just to catch pidgies or rattatas has it’s advantages as well. If Niantic does not have the know how to put a working tracking system into their game, sites like fastpokefind are a legitimate way to at the very least know where to go to find Pokémon you need. It’s good to here Niantic does not need money. I certainly will not pay any more money to be bored catching the same dame things time and time again. Perhaps if enough people realize that the game is no longer a challenge they to will stop paying and maybe then Niantic will get it’s act together.

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