Are you tired of seeing the exact same Pokemon all around you…? Well….Well here’s some good sounding news , something earth-shattering may have just happened in Pokemon GO that has apparently shaken up the entire spawn system.
For certain Pokemon “nests,” there appears to have been a mass reshuffling in the last few hours where certain common and rare spawns are now doling out brand new types of Pokemon instead.This was spotted, where else, in the uber-scientific Silph Road community, and they are currently compiling a massive list of what nests may have changed to new nests.
Personally, I have only been trying to track this for about an hour or so, but I have seen at least some evidence of some of these exact changes taking place. For example, every day I pass by a Slowpoke nest, and it has indeed changed into a Tentacool nest, as forecast by the Silph Road chart. I am told that my beloved Dratini nest may now have changed to an Eevee nest, which would make me more than a little sad. I have yet to see a spawn that confirms that either way, however.
A mass rotation of Pokemon like this does make sense. One of my chief complaints about Pokemon GO is that after a certain point, you will simply not see some Pokemon unless you’re heading out on roadtrips, because of how predictable these spawns are. However, if the spawns are programmed to change every few weeks or so, that gives players a fresh reason to stay engaged, given the sort of new Pokemon that pop up, which they may not have seen before. This is something I actually suggested would be a better way of ensuring Pokemon diversity than trading, which has the potential to create an unseemly Pokemon black market.