Pokémon Go Lures have been in the game since launch, but a new trio of Lure Modules - the Glacial Lure, Mossy Lure and Magnetic Lure - give you different creatures to catch.
We explain how to get Glacial Lure, Mossy Lure and Magnetic Lures and how the new Pokémon Go lure Modules work - and most importantly, the new creatures you'll get from doing so.
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Glacial Lure, Mossy Lure and Magnetic Lure explained - how do we think the new Lure Modules will work?
Three types of elemental Lure Module are available in the game:
- Glacial Lure Module - A frosty Lure Module that attracts Water and Ice Pokémon for 30 minutes.
- Magnetic Lure Module - An electronic Lure Module that attracts Electric, Steel and Rock Pokémon for 30 minutes.
- Mossy Lure Module - A natural Lure Module that attracts Bug, Grass and Poison Pokémon for 30 minutes.
Once used at a PokéStop, Pokémon of that type are more likely to spawn around that location. Note that not all creatures of those elements will appear, but to date, no Pokémon will exclusively spawn with these Lures enabled, so consider them a useful way to bulk up your collection of these types.
That said, each Lure also has a second use - for evolutions, some of which are exclusive. When in use, you can go to the respective pre-evolution and evolve it into the following:
- Magnezone (from Magneton) and Probopass (from Nosepass) using a Magnetic Lure
- Leafeon (from Eevee) using a Mossy Lure
- Glaceon (from Eevee) using a Glacial Lure
Note - both Leafeon and Glaceon can also use Eevee evolution names if you prefer (although remember you can only do this once per name! More details on that in the guide linked there).
The above methods are similar to those in the main games - requiring proximity to magnetic fields, for example, to evolve certain creatures.
How to get Glacial Lure, Mossy Lure and Magnetic Lures
Right now, the only way to get a Glacial Lure, Mossy Lure and Magnetic Lure is from purchasing them in the in-game shop for 200 Coins each.
It's worth noting Lures will appear in-game for all local players - so as long as another player has used one, you can reap the benefits.
Developer Niantic has also confirmed these three Lure Modules will be available as Special Field Research rewards "later this season".
May's seen a huge update - there are new Gen 4 Pokémon, some of which are obtained using new Mossy, Glacial and Magnetic Lures including Eevee evolutions Leafeon and Glaceon, as well as a new region exclusive Pokémon and others with different forms, such as the Burmy forms and evolutions Wormadam and Mothim and Cherubi, Sunshine Cherrim and Overcast Cherrim forms.
Pokémon Go lures explained: how do standard Lure Modules work
Standard Lure Modules in Pokémon Go are pretty simple: they're items earned in a couple of ways in-game that can be placed on PokéStops to increase the amount of wild Pokémon that spawn nearby, for a short period of time.
They're primarily acquired through the in-game shop, either as individual purchases or as part of the various 'box' bundles that are frequently rotated through the store.
You'll also earn them as rewards from other means occasionally, like levelling up, in a similar way to things like Incubators or Lucky Eggs, but don't exact that to happen often.
To use a regular Lure, simply tap on a PokéStop and then tap on the little white space above the disc in the close-up screen, and you'll be able to add a Lure from your inventory there. They usually last for 30 minutes, although during special events like Community Day they're usually boosted to a few hours to help you out!