The Pokémon spawned by the incense do not exist in the "Nearby" box. It spawns new Pokémon for a trainer to catch. The incense will spawn 1 Pokémon every 5 minutes if the trainer is standing still, and 1 Pokémon every 1 minute or 200 meters (whichever happens first) while moving. Other trainers are not affected by this item.
Incense with a mysterious fragrance that lures wild Pokémon to your location for 30 minutes.
There are four types of incense that can be used to attract Pokémon. These latter three items are not yet available in the game as of version 0.35.0 and are based on purely on speculation.
Attracts all types of Pokémon.
- A Trainer receives one at levels 5, 7, 10, 15, 20 (×2), 25, 30 (×3), 35, and 40 (×4).
- An alternate version of Incense known internally as INCENSE_ORDINARY exists in the game's data. It has the exact same spawn rate as normal Incense, but a significantly different appearance. This may be the new default when more incense types are added.
- ↑ Some interesting things in the code I haven't seen talked about, /r/TheSilphRoad, accessed 29 August 2016.