Do not fret Pokemon Go Trainers! There is another way to locate nearby Pokemon than with the game's nearby tracker that continues to malfunction time and time again.
Pokemon Go uses the same map data as Ingress, another game developed by Niantic Labs. In this game you collect XM, a substance players collect to use items and take portals. Ingress and Pokemon Go use the same data.
Unlike Pokemon in Pokemon Go, you can see XM on Ingress's map at any time.