When Pokemon GO first launched, catching Pokemon was fairly simple. You tossed out a Pokeball, and usually caught the thing pretty easily. Soon after, though, Niantic updated it and made it more difficult. Suddenly, we were burning through our reserves of Pokeballs on low level Pidgeys and Rattatas. Since then, the capture rate has been tweaked a bit to compensate. This time, though, a new update brings a new twist.
According to the Pokemon GO official blog, an upcoming update will make it easier to catch Pokemon based on the medals the player has earned. For example, having a lot of medals from catching water Pokemon will make catching more of them easier. If the Pokemon in question is more than one type, the game will average the two badges together to determine the bonus you’ll get.
This move is an interesting way to keep players interested in Pokemon they’ve already caught. If you’re still on the lookout for a Lapras, you probably won’t skip past the Goldeens you see around. The only question now is when exactly is the update coming? Hopefully sooner rather than later.