So I decided to play the cool parent card and found a way via Jelastic to get my own PokemonGo Map up and running, so I could show my boys where specific Pokemons they have been searching for are located.
It’s incredibly fast and easy.
Warning: Using this software is against the ToS of the game. You can get banned, use this tool at your own risk.
Just follow these simple steps.
Click on this link and you will be redirected to the Webhosting.net Jelastic login screen.
Login to your Jelastic account or create a free 14-day trial.
If you are creating a new Jelastic account, you will need to verify your account after signing up by clicking on the link within the email and entering a secure password for your account, and a phone number to receive an activation code.
Enter your activation code and click continue
For new accounts, you might not see the PokemonGo Map app. If this is the case, log out of Jelastic, click this link, sign in and you should see the content below.
Once logged in you will see the following:
Choose which account you want to use to create the map. We used Default Demo Account.
If you would like to use your PokemonGo Account follow these instructions.
Complete the required fields. We recommend keeping the Steps Away setting at 10.
Important: Pkmn Club User is your Nickname in the game and not your email address.
The maps will not populate unless you have logged in to your PokemonGo account and agreed to the TOS.
Important: You will need to create your own Google Maps API Key. Instructions are here.
Create a unique name for your environment (which will also be the URL used to access the map).
And then open your PokemonGo map in a browser!
Important: If your map is not populating with Pokemon – Check the configuration
Open your Jelastic account and mouse over change environment toplogy and click on it.
If you see a run command with something similar to -a google -u “firstname.lastname@example.org” -p “2l2VP20Js8” -l “location” -st “10” -k “Google Map API Key” –port 80 -sd 10
Change it to:
-a “ptc” -u “Your PokemonGo Username” -p “Your PokemonGo Password” -l “Your Location” -st “10” -k “Your Google Map API Key” –port 80 -sd 10
Replace: “Your PokemonGo Username” with your PokemonGo account username
Replace: “Your PokemonGo Password” with your PokemonGo account password
Replace: “Your Location” with the location that you want to use
Replace: “Your Google Map API Key” with key you created
Click Apply and in the next screen click Apply
Go back to the environment and select the red stop sign to stop the environment
Click yes to confirm stopping the environment
Mouse over the green arrow to select to start the environment
The status will change from launching to running
Wait approximately 5 minutes before opening your map to give the environment time to restart. If you get a 502 error, then just refresh and your map should populate.
Now it’s time to open your map in a browser
Important: If your map displays any errors, please contact our support staff
If you would like to receive notifications of activity on your PokemonGo Map, then allow notifications.
And Voila! You should see all of the Pokemon that are lurking in your neighborhood.
The map below is near our office in Miami, Florida.
If you click on a specific Pokemon, you will see when it will actually disappear. The number that represents each Pokemon is linked to Pokedex where you can see stats and more information.
Top left of the screen are Options which also include hiding common Pokemon and notifying you when specific Pokemon are close to your location.
If you toggle Scanned Locations these will be highlighted.
And you can even choose to be notified (sound option also) when a specific Pokemon lands on the map. And the best part, you can add any location in the Change your location box as you’re travelling around town!
This is how a notification appears in a browser (Chrome):
The Final Result
In total we created 5 maps and at times, they can take a few minutes to actually populate. We also noticed that they seem to be geared towards a single user (i.e your own personal map). So if one person is using the map, it might not work if a second user accesses it. It works brilliantly on an iPhone and we also tested it on Samsung.
The maps are accurate! We took a drive and chased Pokemon and located and caught several. My sons and their friends are now asking how to create their own maps and my parent cred just went through the roof.
If you have a problem with your map, visit the GitHub page where you can add requests, contribute to the project or report issues.
And that’s it! Now you can see in real-time every Pokemon, gym and Pokestop in your area.
Try it yourself with our 14-day FREE trial.