Q: Hello, this is Pidgey. Why am I not on the map? I demand a refund #PidgeyLivesMatter.
A: Hello Pidgey, THERE ARE SO MANY OF YOU, so to keep your trainers sane, we filter you out. Bellsprout, Caterpie, Ekans, Gastly, Goldeen, Horsea, Kakuna, Krabby, Meowth, Metapod, Nidoran♀, Nidoran♂, Oddish, Paras, Pidgeotto, Pinsir, Poliwag, Psyduck, Raticate, Rattata, Staryu, Tauro, Venonat, Weedle, Zubat are also not on the map but they didn't complain, did they? #AllMonsAreEqualButSomeMonsAreMoreEqualThanOthers.
Q: What areas are you covering?
A: All of Philly, minus some remote areas.
Q: Why are some Pokémon on sighting list not showing up?
A: This map only shows non-lured Pokémon. Sighting shows non-lured AND lured ones. Mystery solved.
Q: What is "Filter On/Off"?
A: When you zoom in close enough, we give you an option to disable filter and show all Pokémon. This is especially useful when you're desperate and just want to catch any pokémon nearby. To toggle Filter on and off, simply tap on it.
Q: I messed up and selected too many Pokémon, now my map lags too much. Help?
Q: Can I have notification for rare Pokémon please?
A: We have a Twitter account that tweet rare Pokémon locations in real time. You can follow us at http://twitter.com/phillypokemap
, turn on notifications for new tweets and catch that fat Snorlax. Supported Pokémon for our twitter account: Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Arcanine, Alakazam, Machamp, Muk, Exeggutor, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Golem, Rhydon, Lickitung, Chansey, Gyarados, Rhydon, Golem, Lapras, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Porygon, Aerodactyl, Snorlax, Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Dragonite, Mewtwo, Mew.
If that's too many Pokémon for you, use IFTTT
to filter out the Pokémon you need.
Q: I don't think (insert a Pokémon name) should be on the rare list.
A: Not a question, next.
Q: Why does your twitter account stop tweeting sometimes, and nothing is showed on the website?
A: Servers need to eat, shower and sleep too #ServerNotASlave.
Q: What is the problem with private browsing on Safari? Are you trying to stealing my info?
A: We need some features that aren't enabled in private browsing on Safari. And no, we don't care enought to steal your data. Your nudes are safe.
Q: YOU GUYS ARE SUCH A SELL OUT. ADS? I'M LEAVING RIGHT NOW.
Q: What can I do to help?
A: There is a high chance you're a Pokémon Go addict, thus pretty useless for us. However, there is one thing you can do: TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY ABOUT US.