‘Pokémon Go’ Spawn Rate: Only 1 Dragonite in 100,000 Pokemon

Having trouble find that Dragonite in Pokémon Go? Well, Dragonite isn’t the only Pokemon that you’ll have trouble locating and collecting in Pokémon Go. In fact, there’s even one more Pokemon that can’t be located at all.

Pokémon Go has been a phenomenon that has swept the whole world, and despite what reports are saying about the declining interest over the game, according to ThinkGaming, Pokémon Go earns almost $2 million every day and continues to garner a current daily user base of around 30 million (with around 66 percent more that’s not opening Pokémon Go on a daily basis). That is twice the number of players of World of Warcraft, one of the most successful online gaming franchises to date.

So if you’re still one of those 30 million Pokémon Go players trying to catch ’em all, Pokemon Go Hub just published a detailed chart of Pokemon spawn rates that encompasses all 151 Pokemon from Generation I that you might be interested in.

Pokemon Go Hub notes that the findings they reported are based on Poke Radar’s prediction algorithm dataset, calculated from approximately 100 million historical data points over a rolling 1 week period.

Some of the highlights of the report are as follows.

Among the three starter Pokemon, Bulbasaur is the easiest to find with an average spawn of 0.69 percent or 69 spawns per 10,000 Pokemon. That’s compared to Squirtle at 58 spawns and Charmander at a measly 25.3 spawns per 10,000. Spawn rates for their evolved versions decrease dramatically as you go higher, with Ivysaur at only 4.2 spawns and Venusaur at 1.7. If you’re trying to locate a Charizard, note that the Charizard is one of the hardest Pokemon to find on Pokémon Go at a lower than one spawn rate per 10,000 Pokemon. Charizards are at 0.31 average spawn per 10,000 spawns.

Bulbasaur is the easiest starter to spawn (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

Apart from Charizard, those at the lower than one spawn rate per 10,000 Pokemon are Blastoise at 0.67, Raichu at 0.76, Ninetails at 0.77, Vileplume at 0.97, Alakazam at 0.73, Machamp at 0.68, Victreebell at 0.59, Golem at 0.47, Muk at 0.31, Gengar at 0.67, Kangaskhan at 0.86, Mr. Mime at 0.31, Lapras at 0.6, Gyrados at 0.32, Omastar at 0.61, and Kabutops at 0.32.

Pikachu, one of the most loved and sought-after Pokemon in the franchise, stands at a slightly low rate of 21 spawns per 10,000 Pokemon. That’s more or less at the same page as Vulpix and Dodrio, both at 22 spawns per 10,000 Pokemon, and Koffing at 20 spawns per 10,000 Pokemon.

If you’re wondering why your Pokedex on Pokémon Go is filled to the brim with Pidgey and Rattata, they are the two most commonly spawned and caught Pokemon in the game. In every 10,000 Pokemon that spawn on Pokémon Go, 1,598 of those will most probably be a Pidgey and 1,305 of those will be a Rattata. Even their evolved versions are pretty common compared to the other 151 Pokemon, with Pidgeot at 13 per 10,000 and Raticate at 41 per 10,000. Evolving and leveling up these Pokemon will be easy peasy.

Another interesting Pokémon Go spawn rate fact is that a male Nidoran is harder to find than a female Nidoran. Does that say something about the male race? We have no idea. But a male Nidoran spawns 131 times out of 10,000 while a female Nidoran appears 138 times out of 10,000 Pokemon.

As of now, Kotaku notes that Dragonite is the most elusive Pokemon in Pokémon Go. While it’s first form, Dratini, is at 30 spawns per 10,000, and its second form, Dragonair, is at 2 spawns per 10,000 Pokemon, the final form Dragonite only spawns 0.11 per 10,000. That’s only 1.1 times in 100,000 Pokemon spawns! Crazy!

It is common knowledge for Pokémon Go users that legendary Pokemon from the franchise are still unavailable at the moment. Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mew, and Mewtwo are rumored to appear in future Pokémon Go events, much like in the first trailer released for Pokémon Go.

However, apart from the legendary Pokemon, it is interesting to note that Ditto, an otherwise common Pokemon in the franchise, is still unavailable in Pokémon Go,Telegraph reports. Most likely, given the weird nature of Ditto (Ditto transforms by rearranging its cell structure to transform itself into other shapes), it’s highly likely that Pokémon Go is saving a special event for Ditto.

Ditto in the anime (via The Pokemon Company)

For the full list of spawn rates in Pokémon Go, check out Pokemon Go Hub’s full spawn rate guide on their website.

[Featured photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images]

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