Pokemon Go weeds out rats, bats and pigeons

Pesky pet propensity pivots.

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If you see a Pokemon Go player sigh, it typically means one thing -- they found yet another Pidgey, Rattata, or Zubat instead of a worthy creature. Or worse, they walked miles only to find one of those three uber-common Pokemon pop out of their precious egg. (It's like trying to hook a salmon and catching a minnow.)

But today, Pokemon Go developer Niantic is shrinking the population of rat, bat, and pigeon Pokemon you'll see -- and they won't hatch from eggs at all.

Unless you're still trying for the world's strongest Radicate, that's some good news. Between this and Pokemon Go's new daily bonus, perhaps former players will be tempted to pick up the game once more.