This is the best Pokemon GO news we’ve had all year. Niantic have announced a number of balancing tweaks meaning you’ll run into more varied Pokemon, but also stop hatching common Pokemon out of 10km eggs. It’s a fix that will hopefully make the game a lot more enjoyable to play, and can potentially bring back some of the players who were driven away by the lack of balance.
Of the fixes, the main one is the type of Pokemon you’ll encounter. “Trainers may notice fewer Pidgey, Rattata, and Zubat, and an increased variety of other Pokémon,” reads the Facebook post. It’s also made a couple of changes to the kind of Pokemon you’ll hatch out of eggs: “It was also discovered that Pidgey and Rattata no longer hatch from Eggs and Eevee now hatches from 5 km Eggs only.”
Unfortunately there seems to be no mention of other annoyingly common Pokemon like Weedle and Caterpie, but it’ll hopefully help to bring more balance to the game. Here’s the full update:
After a handful of visual updates and largely useless gameplay features added, Pokemon GO finally seems to be moving towards making fixes for playability. Would this be enough to get you back into the game again? Let us know in the comments!