So you’ve just loaded up Pokemon Go and want to start filling that Pokedex. While the critters will instantly start spawning around you, you’ll want to look at the ‘Nearby’ menu in the bottom right of your screen to find out what’s where. Tap this and you’ll immediately get nine snapshots of Pokestops in your area and the Pokemon that’ll appear when you get there. Sure, sometimes it’ll just have a sea of Pidgeys but keep an eye here as your Pokedex starts filling up and you can use it to quickly identify where you need to go next.
This is also where you’ll find all the Pokemon Raids taking place in your surrounding area but we’ll get onto more on them in a bit. It’s important to note that the ‘Nearby’ menu is currently the only way you’ll see what’s around, short of taking a walk. Third party Pokemon trackers are currently not working thanks to an API update in early 2018.