As an app based game rooted in the real world, an ever changing place with millions of people playing, there were bound to be changes and updates coming to Pokémon Go and its servers. Recent changes seem to have eliminated certain PokéStops and gyms, though with the possibility of new ones cropping up elsewhere. Likewise certain Pokémon locations have changed, with once common species now replaced with different. While this may be bad news for anyone with a “routine” or after certain evolutions, the shifting leads to variety.


Likewise there have been changes in the power of certain moves, with certain ones seeing buffs and others nerfed to maintain game balance. This kind of practice is pretty common in the likes of fighting games and hopefully leads to a greater experience over all for everyone. It might be worth checking your storage for if anyone’s suddenly gotten stronger or weaker.


While it’d be a daunting task to chronicle the location changes, thankfully the fine folks at Serebii have set about updating their moveset listings with the adjusted power levels. Have you seen changes in Pokémon GO in your area? Let us know in the comments below. We’ll compile the information in a upcoming article! Happy Hunting!


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  1. Jason says:

    It literally ruined the game for me. No Pokemon spawn near me and all the poke stops within walking distance are gone. I live in a small town, so I have to take what I can get. Right now I can’t get anything.

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  2. Jenny Chavez

    Since last night we have been to 4 different towns and in 2 of them the pokestops & gyms aren’t working. Also no creatures are showing up in my nearby screen. Help!

    The zip code for one of the towns is 30565 if that helps. And yes, I have closed the app & reopened several times. ??

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  3. Jennifer Burch

    The only PokeStop that I noticed disappeared was a mural in the walk-in area of a restroom – so that may have been a bit of a smart call. Oddly enough, stops that I’ve noted being in the wrong location and/or having an incorrect image/title/description… those haven’t been updated. :/ Once the update goes live and data mined then maybe we can spot a pattern of how/why things were removed.

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