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Do Water-types in Pokémon Go spawn more around water?

If you are on the hunt for a certain Water-type Pokémon, should you head to the lake?
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Pokémon Go brings Pokémon hunting into the real world, but can Trainers find increased spawn rates in certain locations? For example, can you find more Water-type Pokémon around water?

We’ll cut to the chase. Yes, Water-type Pokémon will spawn more frequently around water in Pokémon Go.

This means that if you are on the hunt for a certain Water-type Pokémon, heading to a nearby river, lake, or ocean could be beneficial.

Of course, spawns are still limited to the current spawn pool of the game, so keep that in mind.

If you want to learn more about water biomes, continue reading below.

Breaking down the different water biomes in Pokémon Go

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A rainy lure, which can help spawn more Water-type Pokémon (Credit: MobileBytesGG)

Water biomes are present around many different types of terrain. Oceans and lakes feature them, as do rivers.

Even some smaller creeks can be classified as a water biome. However, we have found instances where creeks didn’t register as one.

The best way to determine if a water feature is classified as a water biome is to travel there and catch some Pokémon.

If you see an increased number of Water-type Pokémon, there’s a good chance you are in the right biome.

Do note that events can override biome spawns, so keep that in mind if you are out catching Pokémon.

Fill out that Pokédex

Knowing that certain Pokémon have increased spawn chances in specific biomes can help you fill out your Pokédex.

If you are on the hunt for Ghost-types, you might have even explored a cemetery or two. But, we have some bad news about Ghost-type spawns in graveyards.

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