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According to Pokemon Go Hub a server-side security measure was activated over the weekend which now means previously flagged accounts are no longer able to see rare Pokemon spawns in an area.

Apparently, it's a measure to prevents hacks.

What are the "rare spawn" pokemons included in this?

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    Correction: it IS a measure to prevent Gps Spoofing – VortexYT May 30 '17 at 7:13
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According to Express.co.uk, the following Pokémon cannot be seen by flagged users:

This includes: Evolved Pokemon, Starters, Caterpie, Weedle, Spearow, Clefairy, Vulpix, Jigglypuff, Venonat, Mankey, Growlithe, Abra, Slowpoke, Gastly, Onix, Drowzee, Voltorb, Koffing, Chansey, Tangela, Horsea, Scyther, Lapras, Eevee, Porygon, Omanyte, Kabuto, Aerodactyl, Snorlax, Dratini, Hoothoot, Chinchou, Mareep, Sudowoodo, Aipom, Unown, Girafarig, Shuckle, Sneasel, Teddiursa, Remoraid, Stantler, Larvitar.

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    I thought caterpie was a common pokemon! – The Great Duck May 30 '17 at 2:18
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    @TheGreatDuck , I agree, but as SE suggests. I am just sharing my research... Additionally, it wasn't specified that rare Pokémon were to be hidden, they just specified some. – VortexYT May 30 '17 at 6:33
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    The linked article actually quotes from Pokemon GO Hub's article. – Jerry May 30 '17 at 10:58
  • @Goodra I never claimed that you were wrong. I was just remarking that the list is shocking. What does that have to do with "as SE suggests"? – The Great Duck May 30 '17 at 18:29
  • I've read that somewhere, SE is a placebo share research or something. If I recalled it correctly... @TheGreatDuck – VortexYT May 30 '17 at 18:59
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So far, the Pokemon Hub Website has a list of Pokemon that cannot be seen:

  • Evolved Pokemon
  • Starters
  • Caterpie
  • Weedle
  • Spearow
  • Clefairy
  • Vulpix
  • Jigglypuff
  • Venonat
  • Mankey
  • Growlithe
  • Abra
  • Slowpoke
  • Gastly
  • Onix
  • Drowzee
  • Voltorb
  • Koffing
  • Chansey
  • Tangela
  • Horsea
  • Scyther
  • Lapras
  • Eevee
  • Porygon
  • Omanyte
  • Kabuto
  • Aerodactyl
  • Snorlax
  • Dratini
  • Hoothoot
  • Chinchou
  • Mareep
  • Sudowoodo
  • Aipom
  • Unown
  • Girafarig
  • Shuckle
  • Sneasel
  • Teddiursa
  • Remoraid
  • Stantler
  • Larvitar

They also have a list of Pokemon that they believe are not visible to banned accounts, but aren't completely sure:

  • Regionals
  • Diglett
  • Doduo
  • Seel
  • Grimer
  • Shellder
  • Exeggcute
  • Cubone
  • Hitmonlee
  • Hitmonchan
  • Lickitung
  • Jynx
  • Electabuzz
  • Magmar
  • Pinsir
  • Yanma
  • Wobbuffet
  • Pineco
  • Dunsparce
  • Swinub
  • Mantine
  • Skarmory
  • Houndour
  • Phanpy
  • Hitmontop
  • Miltank

Lastly, there are two Pokemon they aren't sure about at all:

  • Ponyta
  • Rhyhorn
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    It is almost easier to list which are left... – Mathias711 May 29 '17 at 12:03
  • @Mathias711 perhaps; it is a lot of Pokemon. – Timmy Jim May 29 '17 at 12:03
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    Counting this list is about 75 plus evolved pokemon. I would estimate that the number of pokemon which are still visible is less than 75. Might be an interesting list of what Niantic considers common. – Jerry May 30 '17 at 1:46

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