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‘Pokemon GO’ News & Update: 2 Pokemon Are Now Harder to Catch According to Data Miners

Apr 18, 2017 04:02 AM EDT


Data miners of “Pokemon GO” has discovered unannounced changes in the latest update. Two of generation 1 Pokemon, Omanyte and Omastar, had changes in base and head collision radius multiplier. These changes just made the two Pokemon harder to catch.

According to Pokemon Go Hub, Omanyte’s base collision radius multiplier has been reduced to 0.15 from 0.222 and its head collision radius multiplier increased to 0.22 from 0.111. Omastar, on the other hand, had an increase in head collision radius multiplier to 0.5 from 0.1875. These changes are said to be the only ones adjusted in the game so the catch rate of the other Pokemon should remain the same.

The changes made to Omanyte makes it harder now for “Pokemon GO” players to hit its body but easier to hit its head according to Serebii. As for Omastar, players will have the same hit rate to its body but easier when it comes to their head. These changes are actually a mix of good and bad but are only minimal adjustments so it shouldn’t affect the player’s gameplay.

Aside from the changes in the two Pokemon, the latest update also includes the launching of their Easter event. As expected, the event has something to do with eggs because players can now hatch gen 2 starter Pokemon from 5KM eggs. This includes Chikorita, Cyndaquil and the mighty Totodile. In addition, players can also take advantage of its double XP until April 20.

“Pokemon GO” players who are in a hurry to level up or hatch eggs should take advantage of this event with Lucky Eggs to further multiply the XP acquired. Once ready, start walking and spinning every PokeStop nearby to get more rewards. Moreover, incubating as many eggs as a player can also help level up faster and increase the player’s chance to get gen 2 starter Pokemon eggs.

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