So me and my friends downloaded pokemon go yesterday. We got drunk, walked 3km and found 0 pokemon, not even one pokemon showed up in the 'pokemon near you' thing.

Is this normal for remote areas?(nearest pokestop is ~15km away)


  • I'd remove the tidbit about playing in Canada since people like to close the question as 'asking about an unreleased game' -- even though Go is setup in Canada just not available on the App Store for Canadians. With a U.S. Apple ID the game functions as expected. – Insane Jul 16 '16 at 5:54
  • This really shouldn't be closed. Absolutely completely not the same as downloading a cracked APK or whatever they do on Android. The question is perfectly fine – Insane Jul 16 '16 at 12:16
  • @Ash If you could, since the question has been edited to be on-topic. – Insane Jul 16 '16 at 12:59
  • This is, at best, a duplicate. We have several questions asking about playiing in remote areas. – Frank Jul 16 '16 at 13:36
  • @Frank Then it should be closed as a duplicate – Insane Jul 16 '16 at 15:33

Unfortunately the game uses Google Traffic APIs to determine where to place Pokemon. So if you are in the absolute middle of nowhere, what you are seeing is very likely the expected behavior.

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