Just recently, the developers at Niantic rolled out an update for the popular augmented reality mobile title Pokemon GO that fixed several small bugs in order to ensure that the game continues to run as optimally as possible. Not only did the company provide a patch to improve the ARG, but also it decided to quietly remove one of the title’s lesser renowned and more common creatures from the 10KM egg pool in order to potentially free up more space for the game’s more sought-after monsters.
According to reports from a plethora of Pokemon GO users surfacing online, Niantic seems to have moved the rather ordinary Chinchou from the 10KM egg pool, as players have been able to hatch the creature from 5KM eggs instead. As it so happens, Chinchou didn’t originally hatch from 5 KM eggs, so it seems highly likely that developers decided to make the change regarding the monster sometime this week with little to no fanfare involved.
With this being the case, the 10 KM egg pool for Pokemon GO has been set back to just 11 species from the game’s universe, making it the smallest egg pool to be found in the title. As many fans would argue should have been the case from the get go, most of the other Pokemon in the 10 KM egg pool are now considered to be some of the rarest basic creatures in the game – of course, not including Legendary monsters like Moltres, Zapdos, and Articuno.
All things considered, with Pokemon GO‘s 10KM egg pool now only containing the likes of Chansey, Dratini, Lapras, Snorlax, and more, fans will likely see walking further to hatch such creatures as a much more rewarding endeavor, rather than having to go so far just to hatch a Chinchou. Also, there’s a chance that Chinchou could have been dropped down to the 5KM egg pool in order to make room for a different creature, but we will have to wait and see if Niantic makes another Pokemon available in the 10KM pool down the line.
Pokemon GO is available for Android and iOS devices.