Whenever PokÃ©mon GO updates itself and adds more content, more rumors are sure to follow. Some of them will eventually turn out to be true, no doubt, boatloads of them will be false and some even counterproductive. While previously we’ve debunked some bad PokÃ©mon GO rumors, like weeds, bad rumors just seem to pop up constantly and we’ve got some more lawn mowing to do today.
Reusing a PokÃ©ball
No doubt that you’ve seen it too, holding your finger on your smartphone’s screen after you’ve thrown a PokÃ©ball draws that thrown PokÃ©ball back to your hand like a yo-yo. While visually it may look like you’re reusing your thrown PokÃ©ball, it’s just the app reusing assets instead of deleting and remaking that PokÃ©ball. You can easily confirm this just by looking if your PokÃ©ball counter on the lower part of your screen drops or stays the same. Besides, PokÃ©balls are very plentiful, there’s no need to cheat the system when you’re given more than what you need, to the point that you need to keep your PokÃ©balls below a certain number or your bag will simply overflow with the stuff.
Legendary PokÃ©mon Can Be Caught
Rumors abound of people catching Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mewtwo or Mew. Those rumors are as true as Mewthree is. While the fuel for this fire might just be that stats of the Legendary PokÃ©mon are already posted online, those are just really the product of data mining and not actual people catching and leveling up those Legendary PokÃ©mon. If Legendary PokÃ©mon are actually catchable, it is theorized by a lot of players that it will be through events and not just random encounters.
The Current Weather Will Change Spawns
While Biomes are a thing in PokÃ©mon GO that affect which PokÃ©mon can spawn nearby, rumors abound that the weather will also affect which PokÃ©mon will spawn. People say that rainy weather will increase the chance of Water PokÃ©mon to spawn, such as Psyduck and Poliwag. Such rumors aren’t really true. Just think about it, weather prediction isn’t 100% accurate. If PokÃ©mon GO will somehow include weather into its spawn predictions, they would need a lot of people to report the current weather for different areas, and Niantic wouldn’t have that much manpower available to them.
Region-specific PokÃ©mon Can’t Be Obtained Unless You Travel
It is very admirable that PokÃ©mon GO has us walking all over the place. However, it is a very lofty ideal that PokÃ©mon GO would want us to travel all over the world. True, there are region-specific PokÃ©mon, namely: Tauros, Mr. Mime, Farfetch’d and Kangaskhan for North America, Europe, Asia and Australia respectively. But you don’t necessarily need to travel to those continents to get one. There is always the possibility of hatching one from an egg. So with a bit of luck, you can catch ‘em all. And without having to travel to the other parts of the world!