An upcoming update to Pokémon GO plans to make catching rare Pokémon easier


Niantic has started teasing an upcoming update for Pokémon GO that may make catching rare Pokémon a bit easier. The update will give trainers a bonus after catching a predetermined amount of certain Pokémon. For example, if you catch 200 fire-type Pokémon, you will get a “+3 Fire-type catch bonus” which will help make things easier if you come across a high CP Charmander or Vulpix. 

We want to give you a sneak peek of a feature coming soon to Pokémon GO. We are adding a new feature which grants a catch bonus when you earn medals based on catching certain types of Pokémon (Kindler, Psychic, Gardener, etc.). These new bonuses will give you a better chance of capturing Pokémon with a related type.

Trainers can work their way to a new tier by catching many Pokémon of the same type. If a Pokémon has multiple types, your bonus will be the average of your bonuses for each type. For example, Pidgey is both Normal and Flying type. Your bonus in this case would be the average of your Normal-type and Flying-type bonuses.

Niantic doesn’t state when this update will be coming, but we’ll be sure to keep everyone in the loop once the update actually begins rolling out. In the meantime, drop us a line and let us know what Pokémon you are using as your “Buddy”. 

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[Niantic Labs]


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