Ever since Pokémon Go was launched, millions of people downloaded the app and started walking and hunting. Even a few European political figures were scorned for trying to catch a pokémon during an official meeting, making the latest international frenzy one of the biggest ones yet.
However, whenever a new trend pops up, speculations start to gather around the subject, giving birth to myths that pass as generic truths.
Pokémon Go Myths
You Can Know Which Pokémon You Get from What Egg
There are some charts that show an intricate connection between the number of spots from an egg, the number of kilometers that have to be completed before the egg in question is hatched and the place where the future pocket monster was found.
It seems that those tiny details can be interpreted and guess the pokémon that will hatch from the egg, or at least that’s what the myth says. However, plenty of users that tried the tips and tricks did not obtain the results that they hoped for, and the myth became busted.
You Can Only Catch a Water Pokémon Near Water Sources
Lots of players can be seen frantically searching near water sources so that they could find a Squirtle or a Polywag.
Niantic Labs did mention that “some wild Pokémon appear only in certain environments and climates. For example, some Pokémon may appear only near lakes, oceans, or other bodies of water.”
However, they did say “some” because lots of players found Staryu or Squirtle in malls or parking lots.
The question remains, if the Pokémon type sticks to its environment, then why do most psychics are found in malls?
You Can Get a Legendary Pokémon in Your Pokedex
No matter what third-party apps tell you, there are no legendary Pokémons released yet, so there is no need to climb Mount Everest or travel to the Pacific Ring of Fire for the moment.
Niantic will make it public once they let the legendaries roam the augmented reality world.
Incense Only Works If You Walk Around
This is a no brainer. While the app does indeed require players to do a lot of walking, incense is as efficient while you sit in bed and while you circle the house for the fourth time.
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