7 False Facts About ‘Pokemon Go’ BUSTED – Is Shiny Pokemon Real?

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has been around for ages which means it is surrounded by lots of rumors, misleading information and just false facts that were made up by millions of its fans. But now, it’s time to find out the truth.

Nexter.org prepared you a list of 7 false facts about .

Tracking meter pulse

Source: Forbes/Paul Tassi

One day a columnist from Forbes wrote an article saying that tracking meter pulse meant something. Which, spoiler, does not. It went viral, with over 350,000 views. But actually, the pulse just represented a GPS update re-configuring your position in relation to the hiding nearby. That’s it.

Later they completely changed the tracking feature to Poke-Stop-spawned in your area and adding more-localized sightings.

 

Fakemon

Source: YouTube

Because there is a quite big delay between Japanese and American releases, sometimes characters that appeared in the cartoons/films in Japan are not available in the US. Or, sometimes it was just jokes, rumors, or mistranslations that were taken seriously.

For example, there was a rumored creature called “Pikablu,” which was supposed to be a special evolution of Pikachu past Raichu. Fans didn’t know that it was exclusive to Gold and made up a lot of theories on how to capture it.

 

Shiny

Source: Reddit

One day, data miners had poked around in Pokemon GO’s game code and got everyone’s hopes up about Shiny . Which, obviously, wasn’t to be.

Then again, in 2017, data miners announced that we will have Shiny Pokemon, saying that the rate of finding it is 1-in-8196. Nice. So, you’ll need to catch 35 every single day to even have a fighting chance to get one Shiny .

 

Getting Ditto in GO from the start

Source: Niantic

Many players from the very beginning of Go wondered if Ditto will ever appear. And since some people like to mess around – they made up stories about catching it and players went crazy trying to find it.

Currently, Ditto is actually in the game and you can find it, but only if you obsessively catch lots of garbage Pokemon you’re already sick of until you find the one. It can be hiding as Rattatas or Zubats and Hoothoots, Yanmas, or Sentrets from 2nd Generation.

 

Height and weight means something

Source: Reddit/ContraryCreeper

There’s been an interesting addition in GO which shows the height and weight of a . And of course people thought it must mean something, for example, it may affect Combat Power, Hit Points or make them faster in a battle. But, no. Niantic has confirmed that it doesn’t mean anything.

 

Recovering Pokeballs by tapping them

Source: YouTube/The Official Pokémon Channel/Niantic

One day players noticed that if you tap a Pokeball that missed its target, it disappears and they thought that it means that you can pick them back up and they wouldn’t go to waste. Well, actually it just doesn’t make you wait for the ball to roll off-screen before you can launch another. Which is still a win, but not the one you wanted.

 

Starter in the wild

Source: Youtube

At the beginning of every game, there was a “Starters” pack of three given you by Professor Oak, and your choice would determine a strategy for the rest of the game because you can’t find any other starters in the wild, you can get them only by trading with other players. Nevertheless, there were lots of rumors about how and where to find “Wild Starters”.

But the only game where you can find starter in the wild is Pokemon GO.

Did you know these facts were not true?


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7 False Facts About Pokemon BUSTED - Is Shiny Pokemon Real?
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Pokemon has been around for ages which means it is surrounded by lots of rumors, misleading information and just false facts that were made up by millions of its fans. But now, it’s time to find out the truth. Nexter.org prepared you a list of 7 false facts about Pokemon.
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