Lots of trainers are about to return to Pokemon GO: the world's once most popular smartphone game is getting a massive update to add quite a few Pocket Monsters from the Johto region.
The new Pokemon GO update will add more than 80 Pokemon from the classic Pokemon Gold and Silver games, including the famous starters Chikorita, Cyndaquil and Totodile. Evolution forms of the Johto region Pokemon will also be included, further expanding the game to new heights. Players will even be able to evolve Kanto Pokemon into their Johto counterparts for improved battle stats.
Apart from the massive array of new Pokemon to catch, the update will also include fresh berries to help in catching wild pocket monsters as well as new interactions from Pokemon players are trying to catch.
The new update will be available later this week. Check below for the full press release:
Our World Is Expanding - Over 80 More Pokémon and New Features Are Coming!
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
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