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Pokemon Go The Secret Behind Egg Hatching Rarity Tier System Revealed, Fraud or Not?

Ever since the update in April, many have been wondering what does rarity in hatching an Egg means? Well, The Silph Road tries to explain in their latest study named “A Window into Egg Transparency.”

There were many participants in this study whose job was to keep track of their egg hatches which would later contribute to the end cause of the study. As of the latest update, we have been able to see which Pokemon is likely to hatch from the chosen Egg from a list that had a rarity level ranging from most common to least common (i.e not rare to rarest). Everything was great, except it was unclear as to what rarity actually meant in the chance of hatching a Pokemon that the Trainer wanted.

As the study developed, it came to our knowledge that Rarity Tiers (the hatch list) represent a range of hatch probabilities, and that species within a Rarity Tier can have absolutely different hatch rates, so if you hoped to hatch a Magikarp, you might get a Cubone ( 5km list of Tier 1). And of course, as Pokemon are added to and removed from the pool, the Rarity Tier might change. The higher the Rarity level, the harder it is to hatch that Pokemon that you would love to have.

The Silph Road has done a great job at giving us insight into the egg hatch system that is quite complex to have further analysis on, and now we know that Niantic has given us an idea of which Pokemon might hatch, rather than concrete numbers on the chances we have of hatching the rarest Pokemon in the rarity list.

Now, players are not happy with the Egg Tiers and many say it’s a “blatant lie.” Here are some of the comments:

“So it seems to me the tiers are almost completely meaningless and are a blatant lie. If this was Niantic’s attempt to get closer to abiding by EU loot box regulations, they have failed. This is almost fraud.”

“I knew something was odd when I hatched a ton of Qwilfish and no Sandile even though they were in the same tier.”

Yea seriously this is beyond frustrating and disgusting that Niantic says they are being transparent yet really haven’t done anything if each pokemon has a different rarity and the tiers don’t mean much. Governments need to step up and put a stop to this crap.”

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Dejan Kacurov

Hey there, I'm Dejan! Let me take you through my life, where family, gaming, and CrossFit play prominent roles. Since day one, I've been surrounded by the love and support of my family. Growing up, every moment spent with my parents and siblings was filled with warmth and laughter, creating memories I hold dear. As a parent now, I've experienced a whole new level of love and responsibility. My two wonderful kids bring endless joy and a sense of purpose to my life. In the digital realm, I found my passion - gaming. Whether I'm conquering the world of Apex Legends or embarking on adventures in Pokemon Go, gaming fuels my sense of adventure and competition. Beyond the virtual world, I discovered the exhilaration of CrossFit. The challenging workouts, camaraderie with fellow fitness enthusiasts, and constant drive to push my limits have become an integral part of my life. Balancing family time, gaming, and CrossFit has been a journey of self-discovery. Each passion complements the other, bringing fulfillment and joy to my daily routine.

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