Pokemon GO players are reporting that they’re finding more rare Pokemon like Dragonite and Snorlax as of late. Fans have also investigated if this has indeed become a common case. Potentially, this might be the case as the next Pokemon GO nest migration is about to happen soon.
Rare Pokemon Sightings
Reddit user aianmoo16 on the SilphRoad subreddit confirmed through a third party Pokemon GO Twitter scanner that a bunch of Dragonite have spawned in his area. While only anecdotal, Reddit user flyersfan597 confirmed that Snorlax encounters have increased in their area. RankedBoost lists that Dragonite has 0.0011% global spawn rates and Snorlax has 0.016%, which make them extremely unlikely to find.
Might Just Be RNG
However, some fans have noticed that this could just be a lucky day for some players. Since the game’s encounter rate runs on percentage chances and biomes, it’s not impossible that players will get lucky to land in a favorable situation like this. Dragonite is valuable in Pokemon GO for its strong Pokemon GO gym viability since the beginning of the game. At best, this could be considered a stroke of luck for aianmoo16’s area and is not a sign of a hidden event or a broken server.
The last known Pokemon GO nest migration was last May 4 and it takes two weeks to switch nests. Technically, it’s already been twelve days after the last migration. Potentially, we might get the next Pokemon GO nest migration this coming May 18. Since the nest spawns will get shuffled, it’s possible that the improved rare Pokemon spawns disappear after that.
Next Pokemon GO Event
Niantic has yet to announce any new Pokemon GO events or major updates this month. Potentially, Niantic might take advantage of the large events this year like E3 with their new promotional code system. The game’s first and latest major update added the second Pokemon generation which introduces more creatures, except for the legendary ones. Overall, Niantic barely teases their large releases which means fans will have to patiently wait for the next update.
For now, Pokemon GO’s nest migrations and future holiday events are the only thing we can concretely look forward for the game. Stay updated with more Pokemon GO news here on The BitBag.