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Niantic announces a major migration for Pokémon Go

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What you need to know

  • Although Pokémon migrate in Pokémon Go frequently, today Niantic announced a major migration.
  • This migration has nearly doubled the places where Pokémon can spawn.
  • Niantic is also encouraging players to take advantage of the Wayfarer Program to increase the number of PokéStops and Gyms in their local areas.

Although Niantic is constantly improving and evolving Pokémon Go to make for a more enjoyable experience for players all around the globe, many of those changes happen behind the scenes. However, today, Niantic has announced a major Pokémon migration that will provide a dramatic improvement for players around the world. One of the biggest complaints players have had since the beginning of Pokémon Go is the lack of Pokémon, PokéStops, and Gyms, especially in more rural areas. Niantic created and expanded the Wayfarer Program to allow Trainers to submit new points of interest to be considered for PokéStops and Gyms - a move that is making this game considerably more accessible for many players who found their experience lacking.

The Pokémon migration announced today will also help with this problem. By expanding the places where Pokémon spawn and spreading out some of the more densely populated spawn points, Niantic has nearly doubled the places where Pokémon can spawn. Niantic is also encouraging players to continue using the Wayfarer Program because the more PokéStops and Gyms around, the more Pokémon will spawn in a particular area.

Are you excited to see more Pokémon, PokéStops, and Gyms in your area? Have you already seen the impact of the Pokémon migration and the expansion of the Wayfarer Program? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to check out our Complete Pokédex, as well as our many Pokémon Go guides, so you too can become a Pokémon Master!

Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.