Pokémon GO fans will soon have a brand-new feature to look forward to that will make catching specific types of Pokémon easier. Niantic revealed that this new feature will grant players a bonus based on the medals earned by catching Pokémon, such as Kindler, Gardener, Swimmer, among many others.
Reaching higher and higher tiers of certain Medals will mean you will have a better chance of capturing a Pokémon of that corresponding type. For example, achieving a high tier of the Kindler Medal will grant you an increased chance of successfully catching Fire-type Pokémon such as Charmander, Ponyta, Growlithe, and Vulpix, to name a few.
Additionally, if a Pokémon you encounter has two types, your capture bonus will be the average of your corresponding Medals.
To check out Niantic’s full message, you can visit their official site for Pokémon GO.
Pokémon GO is available for iOS and Android devices.