'Pokémon GO' updates: Third migration in place; randomized spawn areas, nests

Reuters/Mark KauzlarichA player captures a ponyta Pokémon in Times Square, New York City.

"Pokémon GO" players worldwide have just experienced the third nest and spawn migration. Developer Niantic surprised everybody when it randomized everything. The past two migrations had pre-determined locations, and the monsters simply switched. The migration also did not arrive on schedule.

Forbes reported that nests are spawning a different set of Pokémon randomly. Previously, players have identified that a specific monster will be coming from a particular location, which made tracking them easier. Now, there is no way of predicting the monsters that will spawn, and the only thing to do is go out and physically visit the nests.

The publication also added that the randomization that Niantic performed does not affect the common spawns of monsters. There will still be plenty of Weedles, Pidgeys, and Charmanders, which are some of the most common confirmed nests. However, hard to find Pokémon will now be harder to find.

The Silph Road subreddit page, on the other hand, is trying to keep up with all the reports coming in with all the changes happening in the game from around the world. Though incomplete, the Global Nest Atlas has provided an initial set of numbers regarding the migration.

Based on their report, after a few hours, the changes took place, there were already 70,734 nests verified, 57,606 nest locations reported, 3,423 old nests reconfirmed, 2,740 additional new nests for the first 24 hours, and 63 unique Pokémon.

Administrators of the discussion board are enticing players to go out and check out the nests within their areas to see the changes that happened with the recent migration. They are also encouraging the players to share their findings with the rest of the community.

Meanwhile, Polygon reported that 72 players have filed complaints with the Federal Trade Commission since "Pokémon GO" was released last July. The FTC directed 56 of them directly to developer Niantic Labs while the rest need to go directly to Nintendo and The Pokémon Company.

One player expressed their interest in having back the nearly $450 they have spent on the game before it was banned without prior warning, or the return of their account in order to continue playing the game.