Souvenir Survey: Skipping Stones

Buddy Pokémon can find a variety of unique souvenirs, some of which have proven more difficult to collect than others. Silph researchers were interested in studying these souvenirs because of their apparent links with different environments and real-world features. This article focuses on one souvenir in particular: Skipping Stones.

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Mega Event Shiny Rates

The stars of Mega September are the new Mega Raid Bosses. After besting Mega Venusaur, Mega Charizard, and Mega Blastoise, trainers may encounter a shiny! Additionally, Ledyba's shiny form has been released into the wild! Silph researchers decided to investigate the new shiny rates. This is what we found!

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Mythbusters Part I: Influences on Pokémon Movesets

In our first installment of the Silph Research Group's new Mythbusters series, we turn our attention to Pokémon movesets. In this study, Silph researchers examined several factors that could potentially influence a Pokémon's moveset upon evolution...

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Ultra Unlock 2020: Unova Week Genesect and Roggenrola Shiny Rates

Excited to encounter shiny Deoxys, Genesect, Roggenrola , and Unown, researchers popped some incense, used some raid passes, and set out carefully to help figure out the shiny rates of these Pokémon. Here's what we found!

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Deino: Reviewing Dragon Week Hatches

The advertised stars of the Dragon Week egg pool were Gible and Deino. Numerous Gible hatches were observed during the first day of the event, but it took until day three for a single Deino hatch to be reported by the Silph Research Group! Later, anecdotal reports suggested that Deino hatch rates may have increased...

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GO Fest 2020 Shiny Rates

Previously, it has been practically impossible for the Silph Research Group to collect enough data from inside localized events like GO Fests and Safari Zones. However, as location was not as important during Pokémon GO Fest 2020, we decided it was the perfect time to uncover the event’s shiny rates!

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Bias Towards Higher Pokédex Numbers in Special Lure Module Encounters

After carefully analyzing over 900 lure sessions, Silph Researchers have noticed an interesting trend when it comes to the Pokémon that appear from Special Lure Modules.

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May and June 2020 Event Shiny Rates

Silph researchers are tracking their shiny encounters for event-highlighted species throughout the months of May and June. You can find all of our results here.

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March and April 2020 Event Shiny Rates

March and April are bringing spring showers as well as showers of shiny Pokemon this year! Silph researchers are staying safe, but still tracking data on the shiny rates of various species during these event-packed months.

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Incense Day: Type Shuffle

Researchers from around the world are recording data on the Pokémon they are finding during the brand-new Incense Day! We'll be bringing you live intel throughout the event as our data solidifies.

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