Trainers! We finally have the news that you have been waiting for. Pokémon Go will be getting new Pokémon starting this week. It has taken Niantic quite some time bring them in, but in an official announcement the game’s developer announced that around 80 new monsters will be available in the coming few days.
A few ‘baby’ Pokémon from the second generation were released earlier and they could be hatched through eggs, but now we will finally get to see Pokémon like Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile and many more from the Johto region.
This also means that a few Pokémon like Onix and hopefully Scyther from the first generation will get evolutions. Apart from the new monsters, we will also see “new encounter gameplay” and two new types of berries to help you catch them easily. Other features include new outfit options to add to your trainer avatar and more importantly, new evolution items to evolve certain Pokémon.
Here is the full post by game developer Niantic:
Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, and many more Pokémon are nearly here! Starting later this week, you’ll have the opportunity to catch more than 80 Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region in the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games. We’ve also implemented some new features to enhance your Pokémon GO experience.
Additional Pokémon: More than 80 Pokémon that were originally discovered in the Johto region in the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games, as well as Pokémon with gender-specific variations, will start rolling out in Pokémon GO.
New Evolutions: There are now more opportunities to evolve your Pokémon in Pokémon GO than ever before. Some Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region will soon be able to evolve—into Pokémon that inhabit the Johto region! Be on the lookout for new Evolution items at PokéStops, which you’ll need to evolve some Pokémon.
New Encounter Gameplay: When you encounter Pokémon in the wild, don’t be surprised if they react in new ways as you’re trying to catch them. You’ll also notice the addition of new item carousels that allow you to select Berries and Poké Balls directly from the encounter screen. Hone your skills and catch those elusive Pokémon!
New Berries: Pokémon enjoy eating Berries, and you’ll have the opportunity to get two new Berries by spinning the Photo Disc at PokéStops—Nanab Berries and Pinap Berries! Giving a Pokémon a Nanab Berry will slow its movements, making it easier to catch. The Pinap Berry doubles the amount of Candy you’ll receive if your next catch attempt succeeds.
New Avatars and an Expanded Wardrobe: Now you’ll be able to give your avatar a complete upgrade! Customize your look with a whole new selection of hats, shirts, pants, and other items.
Be sure to use the hashtag #PokemonGO on Twitter to share your experiences as you explore your local neighborhoods with family and friends. We can’t wait to see the Pokémon you catch!
—The Pokémon GO team
Publish date: February 16, 2017 10:05 am| Modified date: February 16, 2017 10:05 am