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New Spawn Points 9-25-19

My gameplay habits are going to be profoundly affected by these changes.

For the first time I have spawn points in and near my house… but the nearest Pokestop is still 3 miles away.

  • I’ve grown used to going into my local town and catching EVERYTHING I could, because I needed the ‘dust, the hundos, the shinies… and I knew that once I returned home that was my game finished for the day.
  • Now the game is going to be with me 24 hours a day if I like.
  • I’m going to have to be selective in what I catch, or I will quickly run out of balls.
  • Shiny-peeping will have to become a thing with me.
  • Visits to town will be more about spinning as many stops as possible and less about catching.
  • My chances of getting a shiny from events will be dramatically improved.

I’m sure there are other things that will be come apparent as I get used to the new regime. It’s a big change… just trying to get my head around it at the moment… :crazy_face:


Still haven’t found a spawn from the old spawn point in my house, so I think it’s save to say the spawn point is removed. Stupid me forgot that, with like a mm GPS drifting (no, I do not spoof) there were two spawn points as well. Also these spawn points haven’t yet showed me they are still there.

Can’t wait for the PokeStop submissions which will probably still take forever. I just need 500.000 XP to get to Level 40 so that’s no problem. Since I have something almost in front of my front door that will definitely become a PokeStop. That will probably get me some new spawns. All I can do right now is hoping it’s not going to be a Gym😔


Times changed as well.

At the inlaws now. Got 2 spawn points I never had. But still don’t know how good or bad it is around my house. Need more time for that.

Niantic should’ve raised the amount of spawn points instead of shuffling them, so that everyone could be happy.


I agree, they should have just added spawns not taken away existing points.


Lower the maximum number of spawns in a xx level S2 cell. Because stationary catching 40+ spawns an hour is just to much in my opinion.

And raise the minimum amount of spawns if there is any activity what so ever. That way you can create a more balanced situation for the rural player.

Not yet. But after seeing this, I plan to pay attention to some places that I habitually ignore, having become accustomed over the years to never getting spawns.

Congratulations on the new spawns, btw.


It wont be. And no need to hope, you can check it. PM me if you wanna know how/what/why.

Just looked at one of the road I usually walk and that has more spawn points. Maybe later this week I can check the rest of my walking routes but that will take some time on crutches and with the rain.

I lost a bunch by my house. I walk my son to school everyday and usually there’s a lot more pokemon than there is now.


I hit 4 spawn points on my route home almost every evening, and tonight all had much lower numbers. What are usually 20, 7, 10, and 8 were just 7, 2, 3, and 4. I’ll have to find some new places, I guess.

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I’m loving the new spawn point here I don’t have to drive an hour to town anymore to catch Pokemon. I feel unleashed.


I am happy at least some people have better spawns lol

I have two less spawnpoints at home, but got one in return

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After a day of not finding anything at home, I think it’s save to say my home spawns are gone. :neutral_face:

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That is a real bummer. Walk around the house, you might find it move just out of reach. I hope there is still a close one for you.

There was a cluster a few streets further. Came there this morning, guess what? Not a single thing popped up either. :neutral_face:
I’m going to two other clusters in about two hours from now, just to be sure if they are still there or not.

So basically the whole Village is wiped out from Pokemon? :fearful::man_facepalming:

Not completely, my trainer accidentally ran over a ditch and a Meditite popped up. But the ditch is very large and there’s no bridge, so I’m not ever going to there. I’ve also already found a few other spawn points, fortunately.

You just misproven the rude auto-reply that Niantic"Support" sended out (can’t find it on Reddit anymore so it’s probably removed) in just a few minutes.

“Better activity related spawns” Down the drain it goes.

Although some profited from the change, to many are victims of the new system.

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As I said, Niantic shouldn’t have shuffled the spawn points at all. I know some will disagree, because they have spawn points in their home now. But I have a better idea. Niantic should’ve raised the amount of spawn points, instead of reshuffling them.