‘Pokemon Go’ Latest News & Update: Massive Spawn Rates Experienced Due To Rural Areas Issue?

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Dec 19, 2016 10:41 AM EST

“Pokemon Go” players may be experiencing more than usual spawn rates to date, something that could be part of the Christmas in-game festivities from Niantic. But the question posed by most is whether this is temporary or permanent.

Other than that, some are wondering if Niantic has been able to address the rural area issue. As most know, “Pokemon Go” players located in rural areas have been having a hard time pinning down the pocket monsters despite the improvements made to the ‘nearby’ tracking system. Much of that was explained in a previous post.

Niantic increasing spawn rates

Now, however, Niantic announced via its Facebook page that they are increasing spawn rates which “Pokemon Go” players are likely experiencing as we speak. Some have seen increased sightings in parks and outdoor places – both for urban and rural locations.

“Pokemon Go” relies on a player’s actual physical location, using their mobile phone traffic data to determine the spawn patterns, locations, and frequency, Attack of the Fan Boy reported. Some, however, claim that spawns in urban locations are bigger compared to their rural counterparts, using the new tracking system to back up their claims.

What kind of spawns are there?

While most welcome news about increased spawn rates, most are now wondering if this covers normal and/or rare spawns. As most know, there are still some rares that have yet to debut on “Pokemon Go” with the seven new critters available only through egg-hatching.

The Pidgeys, Rattatas and Squirtles are expected to be popping up but are there other critters to look forward to? With frequent updates, other previously hard-to-spot creatures have been joining the common spawns. That includes Spearow, “Slowpoke” and Poliwag, among others.

While they may not be that special to some, catching them is still helpful to gain some XP, Stardust, and Candy for powering up and evolving. Aside from the usual Pokemon, could there be more rare critters to expect?

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