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Silph Study: #008

Published:
06.01.2017

New Changes to Egg Species: June 2017

Six species have stopped hatching from eggs in the latest egg rarity tier update, and we're glad to hear it!

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Silph Study: #007

Published:
03.09.2017

Cracked Eggs: The Secret Rarity Tiers of Pokemon GO Egg Species

Before today, little was known about what species might hatch from an egg. Fortunately, the Silph Research Group has just cracked a major piece of the puzzle!

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Silph Study: #006

Published:
12.29.2016

Can You Still Hatch Baby Pokemons' Evolved Forms or Region-Specific Pokemon?

The introduction of baby Pokemon species has caused many travelers to wonder whether the evolved form of Pichu, Magby, Elekid, Igglybuff, and Smoochum are hatchable. The Silph Research group has a definitive answer! Plus, a surprising finding about region-specific hatches!

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Silph Study: #005

Published:
12.01.2016

PokeStops and Egg Distances

We are often asked, "Do some PokeStops give out different egg species?" or "Do some PokeStops give out more 10km or 2km Eggs?" Because of the difficulty in gathering this data...

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Silph Study: #004

Published:
11.15.2016

Does Anything Influence Your Pokemon's Evolution Moveset?

When a Pokemon evolves, its quick and charge move are re-rolled according to unknown odds. Silph researchers began recording various attributes of their Pokemon before evolution, including their moves, appraisals, Stardust, and their evolved movesets. Over 10,000 evolutions were...

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Silph Study: #003

Published:
10.18.2016

The Curveball Bonus in Pokemon GO

The 10 XP bonus for landing a Curveball has led some travelers to adopt the throwing style. But the question has long remained: does throwing Curveballs increase my odds of capturing a wild encounter?

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Silph Study: #002

Published:
10.14.2016

Throw Bonuses in Pokemon GO

Anecdotal reports have long hinted that earning a THROW BONUS by aiming a ball inside the reticle (circle) improves CATCH RATE, but statistically significant data has been lacking...

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Silph Study: #001

Published:
09.23.2016

The Attack IV Correlation with Pokedex # has Disappeared

An anecdotal correlation between wild Pokedex # and attack IV (Individual Value) was oft cited in the first few months of the game...

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Stay Tuned for More Publications from the Silph Research Group

The Silph Research Group has been recently re-organized and will be publishing formal findings in this feed. Stay tuned for more delicious science soon, travelers!