As the end of the year approaches, Pokémon trainers around the world will look to the future and wonder what Niantic will hold in 2022. But at least one Pokémon Go player is looking in the other direction, bringing everyone together. data they can to find out which creatures they encountered the most during the course of the year.
Whether the purpose was mere curiosity or trying to plan a strategy for the new year, Reddit user mertcatal revealed to their cohorts on the r / PokemonGo subreddit, the top 50 Pokemon they had encountered over the course of 2021, including specific numbers for how often they had encountered. The highest entry by a substantial margin was fan favorite Eevee, viewed an impressive 409 times, with Aron and Oshawatt coming in second and third with 146 and 138 times, respectively. It is only the data of one coach, but it probably reflects the experience of many other players as well.
It wasn’t easy to collect that data either: mertcatal explained in the comments that they had started a new account in early 2021 so that they could manually and meticulously verify the Pokédex entries and get the correct numbers. Maybe that’s something Niantic can include in a future version of the game, and maybe even tweak the amount of Eevee in the game as well. Even the biggest Pokémaniac can have too much of a good thing.