So I started playing Pokemon Go and after some research I realized that there should be paw prints in the Sightings Menu at the bottom-right. However, there are never paws displayed for any pokemon. I've never seen any paws, and the Pokemon are obviously not nearby at all as I can't see them. Is there a fix to this?

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    The proximity paw prints were removed completely a while ago. See: gaming.stackexchange.com/a/272615/145980
    – Mage Xy
    Commented Aug 15, 2016 at 16:33
  • @MageXy they had to make it harder didn't they...
    – Ali Bdeir
    Commented Aug 15, 2016 at 16:51
  • @MageXy is there still a way to track down Pokemon?
    – Ali Bdeir
    Commented Aug 15, 2016 at 16:52
  • Yes. Walk in a random direction and hope you encounter it. If the Pokemon disappears from your "nearby" list, you either walked too far or in the entirely wrong direction. Other than that, no.
    – Mage Xy
    Commented Aug 15, 2016 at 17:00
  • Or someone catched it.
    – Sumurai8
    Commented Aug 15, 2016 at 17:05

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Unfortunately no, Niantic updated the game removing the footsteps. You just have to go around and hunt down the Pokemon. All we can do is hope they bring it back.

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    Niantic is AB testing a new way of finding nearby pokemon, that makes it easier to locate pokemon than with paw prints. To be fair, considering the number of people that used third-party apps to locate pokemon, paw prints were widely considered to not be useful enough.
    – Sumurai8
    Commented Aug 15, 2016 at 17:27

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