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See the spawn rates of all 151 Pokemon in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go Spawn Rates

As popular as Pokemon Go has become, it’s always been equally obtuse. Without spending a significant amount of time doing research on the internet, you probably wouldn’t know how to catch a Pikachu as your starter, how to determine the power levels of your creatures or how to decipher the new appraisal feature.

Another question that most trainers have: how do I know when a Pokemon is going to spawn? You’re obviously less likely to find a Blastoise than you are a Pidgey, but what are the actual spawn rates for each individual Pokemon?

We finally have the answers, thanks to some dedicated fans.

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On Friday morning, Pokemon Go Hub published a detailed chart of spawn rates for all 151 Generation I Pokemon, from Bulbasaur to Mew. The team says that is created the chart using 100 million data points, with the percentages being calculated on a rolling basis from week to week.

Here are the spawn rates for the three starter Pokemon and their respective evolutions. Now you can see why everyone wants a Charizard so badly:

Pokemon Go Spawn Rates

Pidgey is the most common Pokemon, with a 15.98% spawn rate. Rattata is a close second at 13.05% and Weedle isn’t far behind at 7.12%. Dragonite, on the other hand, spawns at a depressing rate of 0.0011%. That’s only slightly less often than Gyarados, which has an infinitesimal spawn rate of 0.0032%.

It’s a fascinatingly bleak chart, but utilizing the most active spawn times, you just might find that rare Pokemon you’ve been looking for this whole time.

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.