What is The Pokemon Nests

A Pokemon Nest is an area where Pokemon consistently appear day after day. These don’t usually include common pokemon that appear everywhere – like Zubats, Pidgeys and Rattatas – but instead focus on other normal to rare pokemon that can be found in certain areas, like parks or communities.

Pokemon Nests can’t be seen on the map, although the rustling grass is a good indicator that pokemon will usually appear in the area. These don’t include rare pokemon that may appear anywhere on the map at any time, but may reflect rare pokemon that do show up in a certain area every so often.

Recently, Users have noticed that certain Pokemon Nests have begun to shift, and now consistently spawn entirely new pokemon that were rarely seen in the area before. For example, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park was a place to always find Mankeys, and New York’s Central Park always had Pinsirs. As of July 29th, the Mankeys have been replaced by Meowths, and the Pinsirs with Electbuzzes.

Note that not all nests have been confirmed to change, but at least some appear to shift the pokemon that spawn, while others remain the same.

According to Reddit’s Silphroad, recent Update 1.5.0/0.35.0 upgrades appear to rotate the positions of some Pokemon in Nests between generations, as indicated by the chart below.

Before Update After Update
Bulbasaur Bulbasaur/Charmander
Charmander Charmander/Squirtle
Squirtle Squirtle
Ekans Pikachu
Pikachu Sandshrew
Sandshrew Nidoran (fem)
Nidoran(fem) Nidoran (male)
Nidoran (male) Clefairy
Clefairy Vulpix/Nidoran?
Vulpix Jigglypuff
Jigglypuff Vulpix?
Oddish Paras
Paras  ???
Venonat Diglett
Diglett Meowth
Meowth Psyduck
Psyduck Staryu/Mankey
Mankey Growlithe
Growlithe Poliwag
Poliwag Abra
Abra Machop
Machop Bellsprout
Bellsprout Tentacool
Tentacool Geodude
Geodude Ponyta
Ponyta Slowpoke/Magnemite
Slowpoke Magnemite/Doduo
Magnemite Seel/Doduo
Doduo Seel/Shellder
Seel Shellder/Gastly
Grimer  ???
Shellder Gastly/Onix
Gastly Drowzee/Onix
Onix Drowzee/Krabby