Guide to Nests in Pokémon Go

Pokémon-hunting is tons of fun. If you like Pokémon Go, there’s a new facet to the game that offers a great amount of replayability. Nests in Pokémon Go are a great way to get into the game and encounter some rare spawns. You can use these to farm for challenges, as well as get Evolution fodder. These are awesome, the trick is finding them. These locations spawn randomly in various areas, with spawns of Pokémon within them

Here’s what to know about Nests in Pokémon Go.

What are Nests in Pokémon Go

The Nests will feature a huge mix of Pokémon in the PokéDex. You won’t always see the same ones though. Every time a new Nest spawns, the spawned monsters can change. And as the locations change around the globe, there is a clear intent to allow players to get access to Pokémon from around the globe.

These can be a great way to get new Pokémon for various challenges and requests. This is also really great to farm certain candy from a specific Pokémon. If you want to power up your roster, this is also really helpful. And since there are many different spawns that happen while a Nest is active

How to find Nests in Pokémon Go

Finding a nest is another matter. You will have to be kind of lucky to get one to spawn. Nests have two primary randomness elements: first, they move around the world map every two weeks. That means it’s very hard to predict where you’re going to see one next. There is  also no way of knowing if those you may have missed will come back. Secondly, the kind of Pokémon that will populate a Nest is randomized too. If you get unlucky and don’t see the ones you want, you have to just hope that they come back at some point.

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The reality is that so many can potentially spawn, that it is very hard to know what to expect. The community has your back though, as the community has created tools to help with this. Those who are interested can stop by Pokémon Go fansite Silph Road allows players to track Nests.

This atlas tracks Nests in Pokémon Go around the world, and lists their approximate location, as well as what Pokémon have spawned. This isn’t the perfect way around the problem, but it’s much better than random hunting around. So go check it out and see what Nests are in your area.

If you don’t want to use the crowdsource tool, there is an option. It will take a fair amount of work, but just keep checking your local parks and outdoor spaces. The nests seem to like spawning there pretty often. The changes that cause new ones to spawn occur on Thursdays at 12 a.m. UTC. (4 p.m. PST / 7 p.m. EST or 5 p.m. PDT / 8 p.m. PDT). Check around that time. There is a big clue you spotted a new Nest. If you find an area with multiple repeating spawns, especially if a higher volume of spawns, you may have found a nest.

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