Pokémon Go is not only an unlimited source of fun but also a catalyst for an endless supply of rumors. Pokémon myths are filling up Reddit pages and personal blogs more than most trainers manage to fill their Pokedexes.
- Some players rely on “tips” they receive from friends or other Pokémon enthusiasts that they encounter during a hunt.
- Pokémon myths can quickly appear, especially from trolls who want to confuse other players.
- Many myths revolve around Eevee, a particular kind of pocket monster that can evolve in three different forms.
In order to shed some light onto the Pokémon Go world, we have gathered the most common Pokémon myths and debunked them. Maybe after reading the list you will feel more prepared to go on a new hunt for the famous pocket monsters.
Eeveelution and the Stones
Myth: One of the most argued evolutions in the game is that of Eevee. The squirrely pocket monster can evolve into a Flareon, Vaporeon, or Jolteon. Some users, who knew how Ash and company dealt with it in the anime series, started spreading rumors that players need special evolution stones that decide the form that Eevee will take.
Reality: Even though Niantic declared that there is a 33.33 chance that Eevee will take one of the three types, there is a cheat that will help the user decide the outcome of the evolution process. The trick is to rename the pokémon using one of the names of the three brothers that were Eevee masters in the anime series.
By renaming your Eevee Pyro, Rainer, or Sparky, you will then get a Flareon, Vaporeon, or Jolteon.
Shiny Pokémon Are Important
Myth: Shiny pokémons that were featured in the Pokémon Generation IV game are believed to be even more important than the Generation I legendaries. Some low-quality YouTube videos and social media posts are attesting the existence of the rare pocket monsters, watering the seeds of hope of diehard Pokémon fans.
Reality: According to Niantic, currently shiny pokémons do not exist in the game. The footage that has been circulating on social media is attributed to server glitches. However, the producers hinted at the possibility of introducing the mythic figures in an upcoming update.
You Can Bypass the Hatching Program
Myth: Some inventive users decided not to walk the extra mile in order to hatch their eggs. Instead, they chose to find different solutions for the problem. Some taped their mobile devices to their ceiling fan, others to miniature train sets. There were even a couple of players who found a way to attach the phone to their dog’s collar and let him out to run, or play fetch just to get a few more kilometers in the app.
Reality: Most of the hacks are indeed efficient, except those who state that you can hatch your pokémon eggs on a moving vehicle. The game was designed with safety in mind, so anything that goes faster than an average running man will not be taken into consideration.
Bonus: Even though lots of players want to find ways to hatch their eggs without walking too much, there are a few things that could make the experience even more pleasant. Some shelters are reaching out to users asking them to walk a dog for a few hours while out hunting pocket monsters or trying to hatch eggs. This way, the players and the animals get to have fun, and who knows, maybe some will want to offer the dogs a forever home.
Recovering Lost Pokeballs
Myth: It seems that a lucky few managed to recover the Pokeballs that missed their target while hunting for wild pokémons. The trick, as they say, is to tap on the ball before it goes out of view and it just returns to the user’s inventory.
Reality: The truth is that it’s just a beautiful lie. The players that managed to retrieve their Pokeball this way were just lucky to experiment during a glitch in the servers. According to the game’s producers, once a Pokeball is thrown it can only come back if it contains a pokémon inside, if not, it shall be lost forever.
What do you think about these Pokémon myths? Now that you know which are false and which are real do you think your gaming experience will improve?
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