Pokemon Go is currently in the middle of its Valentines event. This event brings many more of the pink variety of Pokemon to spawn. Lures last for 6 hours and Candy rewards are tripled during the event. Obviously this event required an update to the software. What didn’t seem to be published however in the initial release was the fact that some of the egg hatching distances have been altered. To be more accurate some of the egg hatching distances have been reduced. There are quite a few of the Pokemon that you would find int he 5KM eggs you will now find in the 2KM eggs. Also a handful of the eggs of that contain 10KM Pokemon will now be moved to the 5KM bracket.
The move comes we believe because of the significant amount of Pokemon in the 5KM egg bracket. The numbers in the mid range eggs were substantially bigger than that of the 2KM or the 10KM variety. While it was expected that all the rare Pokemon would be in the 10KM eggs it seemed a little strange that the 5KM eggs had so many more Pokemon than the 2KM variety. This was leading to players not getting enough of the basic 5KM variety to evolve. The data Niantic will show this problem and therefore the change was made.
Here is the list of changes that came with the Valentines day event update.
5KM Pokemon now in the 2KM eggs
- Nidoran (both genders)
10KM Pokemon now in 5KM eggs
We doubt very much this switch is only for the Valentines day event but more likely to be a permanent move ready for the release of the Gen 2 Pokemon to enter the game. But for now while the extra Pokemon in the 2KM bracket will make it more difficult to get the starter Pokemon, the removal of the 3 Pokemon for the 10KM bracket will make it that bit easier to obtain a Snorlax or a Laprass for example.