How to Find Pokémon Nests
Finding new Pokémon to catch in Pokémon Go can be challenging — it wouldn’t be a fun game if the monsters were evenly dispersed. But perhaps you’re looking in the wrong place? You won’t ever find different Pokémon if you don’t look in different places.
So if you’re looking to capture something more exotic than another Pidgey, you’ll have to explore some new lands. But where should you go? Is there an easy way to find the specific Pokémon you want? The answer isn’t quite as easy as yes or no, and that’s where Pokémon Nests come in.
What is a Pokémon nest?
If you’ve played Pokémon Go for a while now, you’ll probably notice that some areas seem to swarm with certain types of Pokémon, and that’s basically what a Pokémon Nest is. Simply put, a Pokémon nest is a location where large numbers of Pokémon (excluding wasters such as Drowzee) spawn in one place over a short time.
If, for example, four Abras can be captured over 20 to 30 minutes in one location, then you’d call that hotspot a Pokémon Nest.
How to Find Pokemon Nests
When you come across a Nest, you’ll certainly know it. Nests are unique because they spawn the same type of Pokemon (as opposed to a Spawn where several species spawn). The tricky part is knowing where the Nests appear and which creatures are in the area.
Fortunately, we’ve researched and can tell you exactly how to find the Pokemon Nests you’re looking for.
Use Third-Party Services
While Niantic isn’t a fan of third-party interference, there are some websites that track Nests. Here are some places you can find Nests near you:
The SilphRoad – This website is perfect for Trainers globally. Click the link and let the website access your current location.
SilphRoad lets users see which Nests are verified, what is spawning, and even when the next migration will happen. Here’s how to use it:
- Open the website and click Allow when the location permissions window appears.
- Locate Pins near you. Click each Pin to reveal more information about the Nest.
Note: Grey pins with question marks are unverified Nests.
- A new window will open with more details about the Nest.
- Click Species at the top to search for a specific Pokemon Nest in your area.
- You can filter out Unverified Nests by clicking the Verified/Unverified button. Then, deselect the Unverified option.
- Click All Nests to filter by the number of appearances.
If you find new Nests, you can report them by clicking the + New Nest option in the upper right. Users can add advice for visitors and rate Nests after getting verified.
Pokemongo.gishan.net – If you want to see where your most desired creatures are most likely to appear, this is the website to help. Rather than choosing a location, you choose which Pokemon you’re looking for. Here’s how it works:
- Visit the website and click All Pokemon.
- Select the creature you want to find.
- Review the list of known locations.
These websites are regularly updated in 2022, so they can certainly help you find your most coveted Pokemon. Of course, if you need more help, you can check out Reddit and even Discord from groups that specialize in finding Nests.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answers to more questions you may have about Pokemon Nests.
What is the difference between a Spawn and a Nest?
First, Spawns and Nests are different. Spawns will host a number of different Pokemon. Nests, however, will host only one or two Pokemon for a period of time.
When do Nests move?
Nests move approximately every two weeks. Some theories indicate that the Nests move whenever the Spawns do. Others support the idea that Nests will turn into Spawns for two weeks. Regardless, we do know that spawns move frequently.
Pokemon Go is an excellent game designed to get you out of the house and exploring. Have you found any Nests? Tell us about them in the comments below!