Has anybody figured out the tracking system in Pokemon Go?

New Delhi, India
July 15, 2016 4:54pm CST
Pokémon Go is undeniably the most addictive game I've played yet. But I have no idea how the tracking system for tracking Pokemon works! Many a times I track a Pokemon for hours till it suddenly disappears! I have no idea if the game is just glitchy or maybe I am missing out on some important detail. Please help! Thanks a lot!
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@yukimori (8576)
• United States
15 Jul 16
I honestly have no idea with that. They really should have included a tutorial to explain how to play rather than just throwing players straight into the game. All I know is that the patches of flying leaves show where Pokemon supposedly are. They never seem to trigger a Pokemon encounter for me, though. I've found most of mine while in the car with my husband driving. Oh, and when you open the list of nearby Pokemon, the footprints beneath each one are apparently 50m each, so a Pokemon that has 3 footprints under it is within a 150m radius from you. I think I saw a mention on Bulbapedia that they have a new wiki dedicated to Pokemon GO, but I haven't checked it out yet. Might have to do that to figure out what's up with the game... It just takes up a bit too much data for me to keep playing regularly, so I'll have to stick to WiFi until I get a new plan with unlimited data.
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• New Delhi, India
15 Jul 16
Oh wow how in the world did you figure all that out!??? Thanks a lot! This will be a lot of help! Hope you get a good connection soon. Happy hunting!
@yukimori (8576)
• United States
16 Jul 16
@rishab29596 ...a forum on BabyCenter.com, of all places. Some of those ladies are seriously dedicated Pokemon trainers. Me... I hand the phone off to my kids in stores to keep them occupied while I shop.
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• New Delhi, India
17 Jul 16
@yukimori haha smart move Yuki!?? Seriously this game can keep a kid hooked for hours..
@quantum2020 (8366)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
15 Jul 16
Just point your camera to the pokemon styles in nature. grass in a park, ghosts at night and so on.
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• New Delhi, India
15 Jul 16
Thanks for your input! Cheers