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    Default How does the Nearby Menu in Pokemon Go work?

    I don't understand this Nearby Menu in Pokemon Go. How does it work? Do I have to travel to the places to get characters?
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    I don't know, but the helpful guide via the iMore Blog might shed some light on it. Check it out via the following link.

    Beginner's guide: How to play Pokmon Go! | iMore
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    It shows you what Pokmon are nearby. Ranging from 0-3 footprints. The more footprints the more farther away the Pokmon is. Zero means it should pop up by you and catch it. If you click on a Pokmon in the nearby menu you can track that specific Pokmon, the nearby menu will change to show only that Pokmon and how far away it is from you. There is no way to tell what direction the Pokmon is in though.
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    I've seen the types of Pokemon change as I walk, and I see them change position, but have never seen less than three footprints under each Pokemon. I have decided that little box is useless to me. Even when I find a Pokemon that is in the box, it still has 3 foot prints. Maybe future updates will refine whatever it is supposed to do
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron7624 View Post
    I've seen the types of Pokemon change as I walk, and I see them change position, but have never seen less than three footprints under each Pokemon. I have decided that little box is useless to me. Even when I find a Pokemon that is in the box, it still has 3 foot prints. Maybe future updates will refine whatever it is supposed to do
    That's because you are not moving in the direction of those particular Pokmon, it changes the Pokmon in the box because the area you have moved to has different Pokmon available. The nearby box probably won't change, it does what's it's supposed to do. You just have 360 degrees plus 300 meters to figure out where the Pokmon are.
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    I do understand that that is how it is supposed to work, but for me it just doesn't happen. Also when I'm sitting still, after a few minutes the Pokémon within the box rotate and change. I will keep trying and figure it out LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron7624 View Post
    I do understand that that is how it is supposed to work, but for me it just doesn't happen. Also when I'm sitting still, after a few minutes the Pokmon within the box rotate and change. I will keep trying and figure it out LOL
    Pokmon move around, just like real animals in the real world.
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    It all makes sense and thank you for taking the time. Still, the box has not helped me in this game. It does let me know what is close by but I have never been able to find one of the critters that I have not caught yet. You know the ones that are grayed out.
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    There are some that I'd like to get that have the 2 or 3 footprints under them, but I do wish it would at least give a hint somehow of which direction to go I've had them at 0, 1, 2, 3 footprints and seems to be about right. Though I can have all 3 and something will pop up, which is fine (as long as I can capture it!)
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    You are correct...somewhat, the box did originally update correctly, showing a range of one to three footprints (telling you your range in regards to each Pokemon) up untill the day before yesterday, now the box will only show you which Pokemon you are close to,
    and not how far you are in regards to them, all the people I've played with have agreed that all the Pokemon they see nearby in the box have three footprints, making in it useful only in the slightest. Hopefully they will fix the bug soon, but in the meantime, I'm just glad most of the server bugs got fixed so we can play!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billieebeee123 View Post
    You are correct...somewhat, the box did originally update correctly, showing a range of one to three footprints (telling you your range in regards to each Pokemon) up untill the day before yesterday, now the box will only show you which Pokemon you are close to,
    and not how far you are in regards to them, all the people I've played with have agreed that all the Pokemon they see nearby in the box have three footprints, making in it useful only in the slightest. Hopefully they will fix the bug soon, but in the meantime, I'm just glad most of the server bugs got fixed so we can play!
    Yeah, one of the updates broke this particular function, much to the disdain of the users.

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