New Update to Increase the Odds of Catching Rare Pokémon
Niantic is working on an update that will finally give badges some use. The new update will give trainers an up on Pokemon based on the badges they have currently obtained. Depicted in the image above, each badge will give the user bonuses on certain Pokemon type.
“Trainers can work their way to a new tier by catching many Pokémon of the same type. If a Pokémon has multiple types, your bonus will be the average of your bonuses for each type. For example, Pidgey is both Normal and Flying type. Your bonus in this case would be the average of your Normal-type and Flying-type bonuses.”
The update is still not live as of writing this post and there is no release date just yet.