One of the key features of the game is the tracking system, designed to show how close Pokemon are to your location. As you move around, the number of footprints change to show if you’re getting closer or further from your target.
The 0.31.0 update actually removes these icons - leaving users baffled as to how to track down their prey. It remains unclear whether the order in which Pokemon are displayed is either accurate or in realtime.
Yesterday, Pokémon Go received a new update that, among other things, got rid of the “footsteps” mechanic that alerted players of how far away other monsters were spawning. The mechanic, as it existed before the update, became the source of much frustration because it inaccurately displayed every single critter at the maximum distance—making it nearly impossible to track down specific monsters.