Pokemon Go Adventure Sync Nearby update : How to activate & turn on this new feature ?

Niantic has started rolling out Adventure Sync V2 for Pokemon Go. Adventure Sync is one of the most useful features of the game, as it helps the game to track the distance even with Pokemon Go closed. Adventure Sync was added to the game in 2018.

Since its addition players have been using the Adventure Sync feature to hatch eggs and to unlock weekly fitness goal rewards. However, many players usually keep complaining that Adventure Sync is broken and does not calculate the distance properly.


Amid these complaints, Niantic has released a new Adventure Sync feature which informs players about nearby Pokemon even when the app is closed. As per reports from various players, the Adventure Sync Nearby feature is now available in the US and Canada.

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Earlier, on August 15, only Australian and New Zealand players had access to this new feature. But now it seems like Adventure Sync V2 is gradually rolling out for other locations. This new feature can be turned on from PoGo settings.


Mentioned below are the steps to activate the Adventure Sync Nearby feature. These steps are applicable to those whose game has been updated with the new feature but has not received an in-game pop up to turn it on.

1) Click the Pokeball icon on the main game screen.
2) Locate settings in the top right corner of the screen and click on it.
3) Scroll the settings screen and go to push notifications
4) Tick the Adventure Sync: Nearby option.
5) Now the Adventure Sync Nearby option is activated on your device.

Pokemon Go Community Day
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If you have received a ‘turn it on’ pop up after launching the game, you will need to click on that button, and it will automatically take you to the notification screen. Then you need to tick the Adventure Sync Nearby option then it will activate the new feature.

Pokemon Go Water Festival
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But this new feature only works on Pokemon which you have not encountered before. Players can’t choose and pick which Pokemon it detects. This new feature will be really helpful when Gen 5 Pokemon starts releasing.

Pokemon Go Water Festival
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For a quick refresher, Pokemon Go Water Festival event is currently live in the game. The event will stay live until August 30, 2019, at 1 pm PDT. Water-type Pokemon will spawn more frequently during the event. Also, Pokemon Go Eggs will hatch more Water-Type Pokemon until August 30. The event also entails the following bonuses.

Pokemon Go Water Festival

Pokemon Go Water Festival Event Bonuses

  • 2x Hatch Candy
  • The Charged move Crabhammer can now be learned by Kingler and Crawdaunt (TM-able and not guaranteed)
  • Half Buddy distance for Water-type Pokemon

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