One thing fans have noticed about the latest Pokemon GO update is how hard it can be to catch a single Pokemon. While certain Pokemon will always be harder to catch than others, the most recent update has made catching Pidgey a challenge; not a Pidgeotto, or a Pidgeot, but a Pidgey.
Players can still wander around town and catch Pokemon, but doing so is a lot harder now. However, that doesn’t mean players have to consider throwing ultra balls to catch weaker creatures like Rattata. Sure, the new PokeBalls look better than ever in the new update, but they aren’t worth looking at if they can’t catch a single Pokemon.
A Reddit user recently discovered that Niantic has not altered the catch rate of a Pokemon in the most recent update. The data is supposedly the same as it was before, so the PokeBalls were not touched upon in the new update. However, something else was and is the main reason why Pokemon are so hard to catch now in Pokemon GO.
While the PokeBalls are normal, the behavior of the Pokemon aren’t. It seems like Niantic has made the Pokemon more aggressive in the most recent update, which makes it more realistic, sure, but also makes the mobile game much harder than it needs to be. Again, some players have considered using Ultra Balls to catch a Pidgey.
It’s an odd move for Niantic, though it was likely done so that players would have to spend more money on the game’s various items like PokeBalls and Razz Berries. The move is a disappointing one but not entirely surprising; this is a free-to-play game after all and the developers have to make money somehow. It’s a shame that they had to make the game less fun to do that though.
Pokemon GO might be harder to play now, but it’s still one of the most popular apps in the world. The mobile title hasn’t received a worldwide release date, but it will soon enough. The game is available on both iOS and Android devices, so nobody gets left behind.