Many trainers are reporting that they are starting to see much more variety in the spawns around them. Most rural players have complained that all they were getting were Zubats, Rattata, Weedle, and Pidgeys.
It seem as though Niantic has decided to up the variety to keep the game interesting. The reports have been coming out all over Reddit with these in specific:
Did we just get wider pokemon variety in rural areas? My picture is incredibley unusual. Voltorbs or Golbats never spawn here and bellsprouts are rare, it’s usually the normal pidgey/caterpie/weedle or very rarely eevee/paras
This sightings list in a rural area is unheard of. Here is another example of a trainer getting a Lapras in a rural area:
Can confirm the increase of rare spawns.
Hopefully the rumors are true, there has been no official statement from Niantic, but it looks like a lot of people are seeing this. Let us know in the comments below if you have been seeing stuff like this.