Fifth Pokémon Nest Migration Happened, Here’s What Changed

Fifth Pokémon Nest Migration Happened, Here’s What Changed

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The fifth nest migration has happened and it brought big changes to the game. Nests and spawn points are a huge part of Pokémon Go and they change every few weeks. The last nest migration brought more nests than ever before and this migration appears to have done the same.

If you notice a change in your local nest, make sure to share the information with Global Nest Atlas. Global Nest Atlas is your go-to site for finding Pokémon spawn points and nests without cheating. However, some Reddit users believe that the frequent nest migrations may be a part of an effort to keep users from using Global Nest Atlas and other web apps like it. Reddit users jeff_the_weatherman explains their problem with the changing of nests on Silph Road:

I’m starting to put together John Hanke’s vision of having fun. It is walking around your town, exploring local parks and businesses. Period. No, you can’t bike, drive, or search for specific pokemon by following their nests, that’s not how he wants you to have fun.

In a sense, I appreciate it. It is the original reason I got into the game. I didn’t install PoGo to drive around chasing rares. That came with time, because I can only explore my town so much. After a couple weeks, the game becomes a bit stale as is, and unless there is something like a tracker, ability to bike with full functionality, etc, the game just becomes a grind. The recent changes are a double edged sword: they do restore the game to its original playing style, but it seems the player base has moved on from that style and they’re trying to force us back into it. Not sure how well it’s working, but that’s what they’re doing.

MediaJunkie88 lamented that the nests are changing too fast for most players to even enjoy them:

The nearest nest is over 40 miles away. So these quick migrations are terrible if you wanted the last species and only have a week to make the trip.


Regardless of your feelings on the nest migrations, it’s here and this one looks like a good one. According to the Pokémon Go Hub confirmed nest changes with the help of Silph Road:

  • Abra –> Vulpix
  • Bulbasaur –> Squirtle
  • Caterpie –> Jynx
  • Charmander –> Electabuzz
  • Charmander –> Vulpix
  • Clefairy –> Pikachu
  • Exeggcute –> Drowzee
  • Exeggcute –> Electabuzz
  • Exeggcute –> Rhyhorn
  • Gastly –> Tentacool
  • Growlithe –> Magmar
  • Growlithe –> Psyduck
  • Kabuto –> Growlithe
  • Nagmar –> Omante
  • Omanyte –> Goldeen
  • Onix –> Bulbasaur
  • Pinsir –> Machop
  • Ratata –> Pidgey
  • Sandshrew –> Jynx
  • Scyther –> Staryu
  • Seel –> Psyduck
  • Squirtle –> Pinsir
  • Mariwanna

    Yay! Clefairy to Pikachu! Finally caught my fourth (ever) tonight.

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