Use your radar ring to discover Pokemon

As you wander the world, your avatar has a small pulsing ring that glows around them. This ring is your personal radar in the game: It’s what determines whether you’re close enough to a PokéStop or Gym to use it, and it’s also what pulls nearby Pokémon out of hiding.

Once Pokémon appear in your Sightings screen, it should be within 700-1000 feet of your location: If you walk around sidewalks or streets in your area, your radar ring should bring it out of hiding. So no, you don’t have to try and jump your neighbor’s fence or run through graveyards to find wandering Pokémon — your radar should reveal them without any extra work on your part.

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That’s a really interesting perspective.

I also thought the probability of catching a rare Pokemon is higher if one goes in secluded places.

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