Pokemon Go - Larvitar Spawning And Where To Find The Rare Pokemon
Outside of the mysterious recent swarm, Larvitar is known to spawn in very specific areas.
Pokemon Go players have long been seeking out Tyranitar, one of the most powerful pocket monsters available within the game and one of many new Pokemon introduced with the Gen 2 update. Naturally, one of the best ways of acquiring the creature is by tracking down Larvitar, the initial form of the Pokemon. However, Larvitar seems to be extremely hard for most Pokemon Go players to find, and aside from one random and perhaps-accidental occurrence, Larvitar can only be found in very specific biomes. Read on to discover all of the available information Pokemon Go players need to know in order to track down Larvitar.
Larvitar and the Rare Pokemon Swarm
A large number of Pokemon Go players have recently acquired Larvitar, and the circumstances under which the creature spawned aren't yet fully understood. However, some basic facts are known: very shortly after Niantic's Adventure Week special event began, players outside of the normal Larvitar spawning biomes started seeing the creature everywhere. Some players reported finding them first with incense, and then seeing them in high numbers of spawns nearby.
Then, as if by magic, the swarms of Larvitar disappeared. In what users report to be a time of around only an hour, Larvitar went from being one of the rarer Pokemon in the game, to the only Pokemon around, and back to being rare again. Whether or not the Larvitar swarms were intentional or not is unknown; however, since Larvitar isn't a Rock-type Pokemon like the otheres featured in the event, many players believe the increased Larvitar spawn rate was a glitch.
With that said, there's one other piece of information that seems to indicate that an increase in Larvitar spawning was a deliberate choice: shortly after March's Water-type special event began, players started seeing huge increases in Dratini spawns. Dratini isn't a Water-type Pokemon, so it shouldn't have been part of the event; also, like Larvitar, Dratini later evolves into a rare and powerful Pokemon, in this case the pocket monster known as Dragonite.
Where To Find Larvitar
Outside of special events and other mysterious circumstances, Larvitar has easily-understood parameters for spawning: the pocket monster is most often found in mountain biomes. In North America, Larvitar is known to have nests in Monterey Park, California and the Phoenix Mountains Preserve in Phoenix, Arizona. Abroad, there's also a Larvitar nest in Hampstead Heath, just within London.
Outside of generally mountainous regions, players also have a chance to spawn a Larvitar using 10km eggs, though the chances are likely quite slim.
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