Pokemon GO updated – fewer Pidgeys will spawn

Pokemon GO updated – fewer Pidgeys will spawn
We've all been there. You're out on a hunt, patiently waiting for your phone to vibrate. And when it finally does, you fill up with excitement, quickly take your phone out of your pocket and look at the display, only to find out that it was a Pidgey, Zubat or one of those pesky Rattata.

No more, Niantic says. Or at least not as often. In a tweet from Niantic's official account, the Pokemon GO developers state that “you may encounter other Pokemon where Pidgey, Rattata, and Zubat were previously more commonly found”.

Now, imagine the following. You decide to actually walk to the supermarket, instead of driving there. After all, you have Pokemon eggs to hatch. You take the 2-kilometer stroll down to the store only to receive a lousy Rattata. Well, not anymore. According to Niantic, Pidgey and that annoying, purple rat have finally been removed from all eggs. Eevee, on the other hand, a far less boring Pokemon, which would not be considered a vermin in normal society, now hatches from 5-kilometer eggs, instead of the rarer 10-kilometer ones.

However, these are only minor changes towards the big update, which will introduce daily bonuses in Pokemon GO. And we're still looking forward to the promised trading update, despite the fact that Niantic failed to set a date for it.

source: @PokemonGoApp (1, 2)



1. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Meh.. it'something..

7. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Actually - having a lot of Pidgey spawns aren't so bad. It just depends on the goal. For leveling fast, collect every pidgey, weedle rattata that you can.. save all the candy and when you have enough to evolve about 30, pop a lucky egg! Even better, save any NEW evolves to maximize experience. Once the lucky egg is popped, go on an evolving spree! I've managed to clear 70k experience when evolving pokemon with a lucky egg going.

2. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Imagine how many users might not have given up months ago if they had gotten this right all along. There have definitely been a lot of vermin in the game.

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I am about to hit level 31. I still play this game. I love that they are going to add those daily quests because it will make the game even more interesting. Plus the gym scene is fierce. Every day I am taking gyms & gyms are being taken. I see business men & women who play this game. It's really not kids as much.

4. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Oh totally, the biggest user base isn't kids, it's millennials. (I'm Gen X, but my wife got me hooked.) And they're definitely moving in the right direction with the last few updates. But it's dropped off from the initial mania to more die-hard users, and if the game weren't half baked initially, there might be more casual users.

5. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Yeah. I stopped playing a couple months after the release. If you hack, don't let them legit players see. They'll get mad and try to fight you. I showed some idiot my botted level 38 account with twenty max level 100% iv Dragonites and he got so pissed he cussed me out. Ain't nobody got time to play legit.

9. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I play also.. I go for walks at a park on my lunch so I use that time to make the lunch even more productive. Exercise + Pokejunk. I don't really go out of my way to go on pokemon hunts or anything like that.

11. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

About to hit 28. Leveling up takes awhile

6. Eurethya

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 18, 2015

Darn. They shouldnt remove Pidgey and Ratatta. They are my main pokemon againts Exxegutor and Snorlax.

8. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

So now its more harder to level up.

10. XperiaG

Posts: 178; Member since: Jun 06, 2016

To have a lot of Pidgey it is useful to level up... you just have to evolve as many as you can with a lucky egg and thats it.

12. Justinf223

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 03, 2016

This game is still garbage

13. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Great update! I'm a big Pokémon fan but even I stopped playing it a few months ago and only open the app occasionally when I'm bored. I'm waiting for the Apple Watch app so I don't have to have the app open to hatch eggs and get regular candy drops. Defo a step in the right direction with this update!! :-)

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