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Pokemon Go developer is making sure that players do not take short cuts in the popular location-based augmented reality game, but there is not much that can be done at one given time. Niantic has warned its players that cheating in any way will lead to a permanent ban. But nothing is stopping some fierce players from crossing the restricted lines to gain success.

Most of us are already aware that Pokemon Go requires players to walk around to catch Pokemon or participate in battles. But there have been some tools that make life easier for those who are too lazy to get off their couch.

FastPoke Map, for instance, is one such tool that lets players scan the area for the Pokemon you are looking for and give you an exact location. But that's only available on PC, which challenges the convenience to track Pokemon while away from the PC. In order to fix that, there are some apps for your Android and iOS smartphones that can be used to track Pokemon anywhere in the world.

Below are the top three Pokemon Go mobile trackers that help players pinpoint the location of their favourite virtual character: (via iDigitalTimes)

Note that International Business Times, India, does not encourage users to try illicit methods that could lead to a permanent ban of their Pokemon Go account. The element of surprise is the essence of the game.

PokeGear GO

PokeGear GO is available as a free app on both iOS and Android platforms. It can be downloaded from Google Play Store and Apple App Store. It helps you search and filter locations of a specific Pokemon, which is something very helpful for Pokemon trainers.

Go Radar

The data used in Go Radar is crowd-sourced and helps players track over 140,000 Pokemon around the world. The app is completely free and fairly replicates PokeVision. The only downside of the app is that it uses silhouettes of the Pokemon, which is why it is essential to know your virtual monsters fairly well. There is no Android version available, but Go Radar can be downloaded on iOS-powered devices.

Poke Radar

Poke Radar is a paid app and also comes for PCs through a website. With a simple and intuitive UI, Poke Radar helps players track Pokemon and also lets you place markers. It is available on Apple App Store.