I live in the middle of nowhere with an M-cell. There is no pokemon near me 99% of the time. When i pop an incense, will it attract pokemon even though theres none to begin with?

  • Despite the description of incense and lure modules, Pokemon spawn around lures and incense at regular intervals, they aren't actually existing spawns drawn towards the area.. Jul 27, 2016 at 20:18

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Pokemon tend to spawn in more populated areas such as malls and town centres, due to where you live "in the middle of nowhere" you've likely been handicapped in the Pokemon catching sense, however, incense and lures will not attract Pokemon but make them spawn near you more oftenly and increasing rarity of Pokemon. If possible, try to go near places where it's oftenly densely populated and places that harbour many Pokestops to increase the chances of finding a Pokemon. Good luck on finding your first Pidgey!

  • So essentially, an incense isn't effected by the populace of the general area? Jul 27, 2016 at 20:28
  • It likely isn't, however moving greatly increases the chances you'll find a pokemon, up to 5x actually, as with incense on you'll get atleast 1 pokemon every 5 minutes, however you can get up to 1 pokemon per minute per 200m you travel :reddit.com/r/pokemongo/comments/4t5vu0/…
    – Riftcaster
    Jul 27, 2016 at 20:34
  • So optimally, I would pop an incense, and walk around the outside of my house until it runs out? Jul 27, 2016 at 20:36
  • Yeeeeeeeeeeeees
    – Riftcaster
    Jul 27, 2016 at 20:43

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