While Pokémon Go players have recently been able to find and capture several brand-new Pokémon from Generation IV, it seems those newcomers aren’t as easy to find now.
According to a recent thread on The Silph Road, trainers have been reporting a drastic decrease in Sinnoh spawns. While unconfirmed, many users noted that the Generation IV Pokémon stopped appearing more commonly after Sunday, October 21st’s Community Day ended.
While the spawn decrease hasn’t affected all of the more than 20 Sinnoh creatures now available, trainers have noticed how difficult it has been to find the starters: Chimchar, Piplup, and Turtwig. However, a handful of the less important additions, such as Bidoof and Kricketot, have been popping up consistently. Plus, the ‘mons that are available right now in raids, like Shinx and Buneary, are still easily accessible.
It’s unclear if Niantic purposefully made the Sinnoh starters harder to find following the recent Community Day, but it’s possible that their initial release was part of a brief event that made them appear more often. For now, players can still find them, but it might take a little more exploring than usual. Also, the three starters, as well as several other Sinnoh Pokémon, are currently hatching from eggs, so there’s always that route.
With Halloween right around the corner, there’s also the possibility that Niantic is making way for a special event, similar to last year’s Ghost-type extravaganza that introduced new Generation III creatures to the game. Perhaps trainers will soon have a few new Ghost-types to find from Generation IV’s Pokédex.
Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.
Source: r/TheSilphRoad on Reddit