The Pokemon GO nest migration 18 has just taken place, relocating migratory Pokemon dens in the map once more. This means players have fourteen days to discover what creatures are spawning in their areas that they can take advantage of before Niantic moves the nests again.
According to The Silph Road, the latest migration occurred Thursday, April 5, exactly two weeks after the Pokemon GO nest migration 18 started on March 9. This marks the fifth migration since Niantic seeded the Gen 2 update in February.
Pokemon GO Nest Migration 18
For those who do not know, nest migrations are fortnightly affairs that occur in the Pokemon GO universe. A “Nest” is a location in the real world where a certain Pokemon consistently spawns. This is not the same as “biome,” areas where the same types of Pokemon will often be spotted. For instance, Squirtle will usually be found near water areas. However, if there’s 10 of it concentrated in one place, that’s likely a Squirtle nest.
Every two weeks, Niantic shakes their location up so the Pokemon are fairly distributed. Most nests relocate when a migration happens although at other times, they remain the same. There are instances also where nests disappear and new ones are added.
In the most recent case, there is not much known as to which Pokemon is found where. However, some players have come forth to share that they already caught monsters they haven’t encountered yet prior to the latest nest migration. One Reddit user from Western Europe revealed what was once a Ponyta nest became a Cyndaquil one. Another one from Tokyo shared that the city’s massive Blissey nest is now home to Machops.
Legendary Pokemon Update
While players are busy exploring the Atlas for Pokemon nests, Niantic has dropped a new update about the highly anticipated Legendary release. Details are still sparse, but the company’s head honcho, John Hanke, assured they’re coming to the game before 2017 ends. Fans have been waiting for the Legendary Pokemon’s appearance since the game debuted last July. Unfortunately, no one has located them in the game so far.
Hanke did not reveal which creatures are gracing the game first, but among the expected Legendary Pokemon are the flying trio–Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres–and the elusive Mew and Mewtwo in Red, Blue, and Yellow. Also coming to the game soon are Gen 2’s Legendary canines Raikou, Entei, Suicune and final Pokédex entries Lugia, Ho-oh and Celebi. Many predict Niantic is holding them back for standalone, special reveals just like in other Pokemon games.
Pokemon GO Wearable & AR Plans
Meanwhile, Hank also revealed that they are working on a follow-up to the Pokemon GO Plus-style wearable. This could potentially be for the game’s first anniversary this summer.
It’s no secret that while Pokemon GO became one of the most popular mobile games, it encouraged many to walk outside with their heads bowed and eyes focused on their devices, leading to many accidents. Hanke believes smart glasses would make it possible for gamers to play the game while keeping their heads up and maintaining eye contact with other people.
“The games that we’re building are built for augmented reality,” the CEO shared, per Birmingham Mail. “We’re going to take advantage of the wearables that exist today while we wait and work with partners to bring to market A.R. glasses and other forms of advanced A.R. technology.”
According to him, they’re just getting started with the game. But given the lack of devices supporting augmented reality, we might not see the planned Pokemon GO wearable anytime soon. In the meantime, players can enjoy Niantic’s in-game events. The next one is expected to come this Easter, on April 16.