Pokemon Go is adding some much needed spawn points away from cities. In a tweet posted last night, the popular mobile game announced via Twitter that additional spawn points had been added to rural and suburban areas.
Trainers, we've observed increased numbers of Pokémon sightings in parks and other outdoor locations in urban and rural areas.— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) December 16, 2016
Players also noticed a diversity in spawns, with rarer Pokemon appearing in areas where only Pidgey and Rattata had previously spawned.
Rural players have often complained about Pokemon Go, with many claiming a lack of parity between urban and rural players. While urban players have the benefit of clustered PokeStops and a higher concentration of Pokemon, rural players often live miles from the nearest PokeStops.
Pokemon Go has made a major push in recent weeks to retain players. After adding thousands of new PokeStops and gyms via corporate sponsorships with Sprint and Starbucks, the game also recently launched in several Asian countries, including India. On Monday, Pokemon Go also began introducing new Pokemon to the game, beginning with seven Baby Pokemon from Pokemon Silver and Gold.
Pokemon Go probably isn't finished with 2016 yet. Although the game's holiday event has already begun, Pokemon Go released an email hinting that more announcements were in store in the coming weeks.