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Pokemon Go players are having serious trouble hatching Deino and Gible

Published: 3/Aug/2020 15:17

by Paul Cot

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Pokemon Go is in the middle of its much-hyped Dragon Week but the event has so far been marred in controversy surrounding rare Pokemon Deino and Gible.

When Dragon Week was first revealed trainers were justifiably excited. After all, who wouldn’t want the chance to find some Deino and Gible all within the same event!

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Aside from Deino appearing in the special Timed Research and Gible occasionally as a rare spawn in the wild, they are both hatching from 7km eggs more frequently for the duration of the event. However, so far, trainers have been very disappointed with the regularity they are doing so.

Are Deino and Gible too rare?

One trainer reported that between their account and 12 others that they failed to hatch a single Deino or Gible on Day 1 of Dragon Week. This was over 182 hatches, too.

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This return could well be inaccurate and, while it is a small sample size, it is big enough to at least raise a couple of eyebrows. Even if this is below the real rate, we doubt trainers would be happy with anything less than 5% which it likely is.

Niantic don’t disclose hatch rates, so Pokemon Go players don’t know how often to expect them. Clearly they are super rare, though.

The issue is exacerbated by the fact a lot of trainers choose to actually buy additional incubators. At 150 and 200 PokeCoins for an Egg Incubator and Super Incubator respectively they don’t come cheap either.

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This has understandably left trainers frustrated as this could cost up to $100 for 150 hatches. Assuming a generous 5% hatch rate (it appears to be far less) this works out around $13 per Deino or Gible.

“I just stopped spending money, and eggs arent a part of the game for me anymore. It’s absurd how the mess with the playerbase on eggs,” armchaircommanderdad shared on Reddit.

Just business

Other trainers understand that Niantic’s goal is to make money, however. Part of that is doing their best to encourage players to keep buying incubators.

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On the surface it may seem that the poor hatch rates are discouraging but one trainer believes the developers are well aware. Remiticus said the following on the matter: “I’m sure they’ve done market studies on the most profitable way to do egg pools.”

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They may reduce the total number of trainers purchasing incubators but overall, due to those who will buy them in bulk, they may be better off. As a result these hatch rates may not improve anytime soon. With that said though, Niantic may see the latest feedback, which is rather crushing, and decide to at least alter them slightly.

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Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot

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To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.

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To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.

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During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

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  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

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Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…

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As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.

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It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.

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