July 6, 2021: The information in this article is outdated. For an up-to-date list of species that are drawn to special lure modules, see our latest article.
A little more than a month ago, Professor Willow unveiled three new upgraded Lure Modules. In addition to allowing evolution of some Pokémon species, the Glacial, Mossy, and Magnetic Lure Modules also attract Pokémon of specific types. Glacial Lure Modules attract Water and Ice-type Pokémon; Mossy Lure Modules attract Bug, Grass, and Poison-type Pokémon; and Magnetic Lure Modules attract Electric, Steel, and Rock-type Pokémon. Always eager to explore new features, Silph researchers set out to uncover which Pokémon these special Lures generate. Today we’re going to take a peek at what we’ve found in the first 3,000 recorded spawns. Let’s dive in!
The Baker’s Dozen
We found that special Lures do not increase spawn rates of all appropriately-typed Pokémon. Instead, Lures attract specific Pokémon species. Interestingly, we have confirmed exactly 13 species that are attracted by each of the Lure Modules.
Notably omitted from the Magnetic Lure Module list is Cranidos. Despite anecdotal reports from travelers, no Cranidos spawns were recorded from Magnetic Lure Modules, whereas all other species in the above graphic appeared at least 5 times. Spawn rates were cross-referenced between all Lure Modules, including a data set from Normal Lure Modules. This allowed us to be certain that Pokémon weren’t being drawn from researchers’ biomes. In addition, this analysis revealed that about half of the spawns from upgraded Lures come from the above species list, while the other half are drawn from the surrounding biome.
Special Lure Modules are a substantial improvement over the standard Lure Module. In addition to spawning double the number of Pokémon (20 compared to 10), they also allow travelers to capture Pokémon that don’t normally appear in their area. While the cost of these special Lure Modules is currently high, we expect that they will become progressively more affordable.
Despite the small size of this data set, the fact that exactly 13 species were confirmed from each Lure Module is one indication that the species lists are complete. Researchers will continue recording data over the coming months in order to determine exact spawn rates and reveal any ultra-rare species that might be hiding beneath the surface. Until then, travel safe.