Pokémon Go Lures have been in the game since its release as a way to attract Pokémon to a real-world location that wouldn’t otherwise appear.
Since then, however, a handful of special decoy modules have been added, from the elemental decoys to the latest addition: the golden decoy. Each of these powerful items gives you the opportunity to catch something different.
Here, we explain how to get the Rainy Lure, Glacial Lure, Mossy Lure, Magnetic Lure, Rainy Lure, and Golden Lure modules in Pokémon Go, plus how each lure module works and, most importantly, the bonuses you’ll get for your efforts. .
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How do decoy modules work in Pokémon Go?
There are several different types of Lure module in Pokémon Go, but they all work the same way, with one small exception.
Standard Lure Modules in Pokémon Go are pretty simple: they are items placed on top of PokéStops to increase the spawn rate in a short radius around the PokéStop. These decoys affect all trainers, meaning that all trainers playing in the immediate area will benefit from stopping them. This is particularly useful on Community Days and during similar events, when decoy modules last three hours instead of the usual 30 minutes!
Only one can be placed on a PokéStop at a time, so if you’re trying to find a particular Pokémon, think carefully about which lure you want to place.
Decoy Modules are primarily acquired through the in-game store, either as individual purchases or as part of various “crate” packs that rotate frequently in the store. While you’ll occasionally get them as rewards through other means, such as leveling up or finishing a special or timed research task, this is a much less common way to get them.
To use a normal lure, simply tap a PokéStop and then tap the small space above the disk on the PhotoDisk; From here, you can select a decoy from your inventory to use. However, these are single-use items, so once you use them, they will disappear from your inventory.
Types of Lures in Pokémon Go: What do Glacial Lure, Mossy Lure, Magnetic Lure, Rainy Lure and Golden Lure do?
There are several different types of lures in Pokémon Go, but they all work the same way: you place them at a PokéStop and wait for new Pokémon to appear. The key differences between the various types of modules is simply what Pokémon they spawn and whether they come with other bonuses.
Here’s a brief overview of the different types of lures available in Pokémon Go:
- Lure Module: A module that attracts Pokémon to a PokéStop for 30 minutes. The effect benefits other people nearby.
- Glacial Lure Module: A frozen lure module that attracts Pokémon for 30 minutes, especially those that love the cold. It can also make some Pokémon evolve.
- Mossy Lure Module: A natural lure module that attracts Pokémon for 30 minutes, especially those that love moss smells. It can also make some Pokémon evolve.
- Magnetic Lure Module: An electronic lure module that attracts Electric, Steel, and Rock Pokémon for 30 minutes, especially those that possess a magnetic field. It can also make some Pokémon evolve.
- Rainy Lure module that attracts Pokémon for 30 minutes, especially those that love rain. It can also make some Pokémon evolve.
- Golden Lure Module: A shiny lure that will transform a PokéStop into a golden PokéStop and attract wild Pokémon to that PokéStop. It will also occasionally attract the Coin Chest Pokémon.
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Using a lure in Pokémon Go has two main uses: increasing spawn and gaining special bonuses.
The main reason for using a lure is to cause additional Pokémon to appear around a PokéStop. Not only does this give you more chances to catch the Pokémon you’re looking for, but it also contributes to your Picknicker Medal, which asks you to use a Lure Module to help any Trainer catch 5/25/500/2500 Pokémon for the medals. bronze/silver/gold/platinum, respectively.
One key thing to note here is that special modules do not exclusively spawn Pokémon of the related type, but can spawn Pokémon of a certain type. This means that if you’re looking for an Ice-type Pokémon, using a Glacial Module will increase your chances of finding an Ice-type Pokémon, but it doesn’t guarantee that one will appear!
Here’s what you can expect from each of the modules:
- Lure Modules: All Lure Modules can spawn anything in the current pool of wild Pokémon.
- Glacial Lure modules can spawn Water and Ice type Pokémon.
- Mossy Lure modules can spawn Grass, Bug, Grass, and Poison-type Pokémon.
- Magnetic Lure Modules can spawn Electric, Steel, and Rock-type Pokémon.
- Rainy Lure Modules can spawn Water, Bug, and Electric-type Pokémon.
- Golden Lure modules can sometimes spawn Gimmighoul.
Special Lure Bonuses
In addition to spawning additional Pokémon, each special lure comes with special bonuses. For each of these, it is the ability to activate special evolutions in Pokémon Go, with the exception of the Golden Lure modules, which work slightly differently.
- Glacial Lure Bonus: Evolve Eevee into Glaceon and Crabrawler into Crabominable.
- Magnetic Lure Bonus: Evolve Magneton into Magnezone, Nosepass into Probopass, and Charjabug into Vikavolt.
- Mossy Lure Bonus: Evolve Eevee into Leafeon.
- Rainy Lure Bonus: Evolve Sliggoo into Goodra.
- Golden Lure Bonus: Transform the PokéStop into a Golden PokéStop.
Note: Both Leafeon and Glaceon can also use Eevee evolution names if you prefer (although remember you can only do this once per name).
The methods above are a reference to the main series games, where certain Pokémon require proximity to magnetic fields, for example, to evolve.
It’s also worth noting another key difference between gold lures and the other specialty lures: you can only carry one gold lure in your bag at a time, so if you currently have a gold lure, you can’t collect another one. Keep this in mind as you search for Gimmighoul Coins!
How to get elemental lures in Pokémon Go
The only guaranteed way to get a Glacial Lure, Mossy Lure, Magnetic Lure, and Rainy Lure is by purchasing them from the in-game store. All of these decoys are priced at 180 coins each, compared to 100 coins for a standard decoy module.
These decoys have also appeared as unique rewards for certain questlines, so it’s worth keeping an eye out for them when they appear. For example, in Rainy Lure’s debut, the final step of the Luminous Legends X matching event offered one as a reward.
How to get golden lures in Pokémon Go
You can get Golden Lures in Pokémon Go by pairing your game with a copy of Pokémon Scarlet/Violet on Nintendo Switch.
And unlike the rest of the lures in Pokémon Go, you can only hold one at a time and there’s no guarantee of getting one in the first place.
To do this, you obviously first need a Nintendo Switch and a copy of Pokémon Violet or Pokémon Scarlet, along with a postcard in your Postcard Book in Pokémon Go.
First you need to pair your two devices. To do this, open Scarlet/Violet on your Nintendo Switch. In-game, press the X button to access the game menu, then select Poké Portal. Next, select “Mystery Gift,” followed by “Connect to Pokémon GO,” and then “Pair with a Pokémon GO account.”
Your game will then search for a Pokémon GO account. Now, in Pokémon Go, click on the Pokéball menu and then click on Settings at the top right of the screen. Scroll down to Connected devices and services and wait for the two devices to recognize each other. Once your Switch displays your Pokémon Go trainer name, select “Yes” to complete pairing.
This only needs to be done once. All of the following can be done once a day.
In Pokémon Scarlet/Violet
Press the X button to access the game menu, then select Poké Portal, Mystery Gift, Connect to Pokémon GO.
Once you’ve sent the postcard from Pokémon Go, you’ll see an animation in which you’ll receive a shiny gold gift.
In Pokémon Go
Navigate to your Item Bag and scroll down to the Postcard Book in the Gifts section of your inventory. Click on it and select a postcard that you have pinned but not sent to Scarlet or Violet. Click the hamburger menu in the narrow bottom corner, then click Send to Nintendo Switch.
All this will allow you to get the Coin Bag item. Fittingly, this doubles as an incense, the mobile equivalent of the stationary decoy, and spawns Gimmighoul at your location for 30 minutes while you walk around the real world.
Do this for a few days and you should end up with a golden lure. While the exact number of days is yet to be confirmed, testing and community reports suggest this starts at five days, although this is not guaranteed, so if you don’t get a lure when you expect it, keep trying. . !
And remember, you can only have one Golden Lure at a time, so don’t forget to use it!
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