You can’t currently press on any of these to enable any kind of tracking, basically this is going to be searching within a 700 foot or 200 meter radius of where you are, it’s going to do this scanning every 10 seconds to keep the list very up to date, the closest Pokémon at the front will be at the front of the list, and the further away ones will be further back, and as well as updating whenever a Pokémon has spawned into your local area, it will also remove a Pokémon after it’s de-spawned as well, so if the 5 minuet cool down timer has finished, that Pokémon has gone and it will be removed from the list.
Handy note as well if you see one Pokémon on here, there could be more of them, basically now duplicates are not listed, So if I had say two Pollywags, three Paras, and one Zubat, and two Caterpie it will only show me one of each on this list. If you see a Pokémon that you haven’t encountered before, much like last time it is a silhouette, but this one is now a true silhouette, it’s 100% like black or dark blued out, where as to before where it use to be about 90% transparency. So if you’ve had your brightness up and you were looking properly you can actually see a very faintly the design of the Pokémon on the silhouette.
So here it is the new Nearby system, so this looks relatively similar to the sightings it all lives within the same tab but this one is slightly different, because it is dependent on Pokéstops , so we can see here that we have 6 Pokéstops, we got a Bulbasaur, Caterpie, Pidgey, Spearow, and even a silhouette of Hitmonchan, and it is pretty simple to use so if you see a Pokémon that you are interested in, press on it on the Nearby screen, and it will bring up a slightly larger window that will show you the Pokéstops and a more full image, similar to if you were spinning the Pokéstops to get an item, now if you press view the map will zoom out and see the surrounding area, and it will actually put a huge pink cursor over the Pokéstops in the world. So you have a real obvious focus point as to where to travel towards, and as you move towards that Pokéstops that chances are is that you are more likely to finding that Pokémon.
There’s been conflicting reports as to whether the Pokémon will be on the stop or is going to be nearby the stop within a certain radius of it. I’d like to think it would be the latter, if you move to the stop using the nearby system, and then when you get closer you fine tune your navigation by using the sighting system, and seeing how it moves up and down on your location.
So that in a nutshell is how the brand new tracking system works, there may remove features, they may add some. We might see footprints again; we might never see them again. We just down know at this point, but if you want to keep on top of things and you want to have them first, be sure to keep updating your application frequently and as often as possible.