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Pokemon GO players can now expect to receive notifications of nest migrations every two weeks, after Niantic started sending them for the July 12th migration. Redditor BaumHD confirmed that they got a notification for the 26th raid migration. This message tells people to explore nearby parks, and doesn't specifically call it a nest migration, as the community refers to the occurrence.

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Pokemon GO players can now expect to receive notifications of nest migrations every two weeks, after Niantic started sending them for the July 12th migration. Redditor BaumHD confirmed that they got a notification for the 26th raid migration. This message tells people to explore nearby parks, and doesn't specifically call it a nest migration, as the community refers to the occurrence.

The Nest Migrations in Pokemon GO are when the Pokemon that consistently appear at certain spawn points change, on a two-week interval. These spawn points often appear in public parks, but sometimes occur in public gathering spaces, or at random PokeStops. The Silph Road community has a Global Nest Atlas where players can report which Pokemon are spawning at certain nests after the nest migration.

The official notifications are happening later than when the actual nest migrations occur. The 26th nest migration occurred at 8:00 PM EDT on July 26th, exactly two weeks after the previous nest migration with push notifications. Players are seeing these messages appear hours after the migration in the game. American players in particular are seeing them in the morning the next day, 16 hours after the nest migration.

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Time zone issues preclude Niantic from sending the notifications to everyone simultaneously. The migrations happen overnight in Europe, so sending a message to go to parks would wake up people, and be potentially dangerous, asking players to walk through dark parks to catch Pokemon. The migration times happen when the sun is still up for most players in the US, but there is a lengthy delay between when players find out and when they actually happen.



Niantic is informing all players of a well-known feature, but experts still have an advantage by knowing about the nest migrations hours before others. It feels somewhat misleading to leave some players in the dark, but real-world concerns do play a role with how Niantic has migrations happen simultaneously around the world.

Part of the reason that so many fan communities exist for Pokemon GO is because the game has a lot of undisclosed elements, such as the nest migration times and which Pokemon are spawning. Niantic revealing the feature has to strike a balance between leaving things for players to discover and giving people information they need to prevent an imbalanced playing field. The 27th nest migration happens on August 9th at 8:00 PM EDT.

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I bet this is pretty sweet for the few people who play it ;)
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This is pretty awesome, would have loved this when it first came out.
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Man, I miss playing this.
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I miss when this game was a huge deal and all my buddies would get together before a night of drinking and try to catch local pokemon XD good times!
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