Another new method of finding Pokemon in Pokemon Go without using the ‘nearby’ tracker has been discovered. The ‘nearby’ tracker has been broken with the ‘three step bug’ for a long time now, which has frustrated a lot of players. Now, the players have learned to cope with that bug by finding out different workarounds to help them catch those nearby pocket monsters showing up on the radar.
The thing you’ll need to do for using this method is to install Niantic’s other game, Ingress. Pokemon Go and Ingress reportedly use the same map data. In Ingress, the players need to collect XM (like Pokemon in Pokemon Go) by traveling around their cities, and those XMs helps them in taking and occupying portals (Pokemon gyms) in the game.
Since both of the augmented reality games use the same map data, there are chances of spawning Pokemon in Pokemon Go in the exact spots where XM are spotted in Ingress.
XM can be seen on the map of Ingress at any time, unlike Pokemon in Pokemon Go. So, you can move to the location which shows the cluster of XM dots in the map and open the Pokemon Go to find out if there’s any Pokemon there.
However, it cannot be 100% guaranteed that this method will work every time, but it is a safe method that has a higher chance of working, as opposed to relying on the ‘nearby’ tracker. Using other cheats or workarounds such as GPS spoofing, on the other hand, have a risk of getting you banned.