Gen 2 Pokémon Coming to Pokémon GO App Later this Week
Author: Sam Tree
| Posted: 15 February 2017, 12:42
Niantic and The Pokémon Company have confirmed that Pokémon such as Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile will be catchable in the popular mobile app, Pokémon GO, later this week along with a number of other Johto based creatures.
A total of 80 new Pokémon will be made available to capture in Pokémon GO later this week, Niantic has confirmed. Allowing players to expand their Pokédex into the second generation of the monster catching franchise. A new trailer showcasing some of the new available Pokémon can be seen below.
“Today is a momentous occasion for Pokémon GO as we welcome more Pokémon and build upon the encounter and capture mechanics for the passionate global community of Trainers playing the game,” said John Hanke, founder and Chief Executive Officer, Niantic, Inc. “Pokémon GO is a live experience which we’ll be continuing to support and evolve in new and interesting ways for years to come.”
“With Pokémon GO, The Pokémon Company endeavoured to create a compelling game based on the concept of encountering and catching Pokémon in the real world,” said J.C. Smith, Senior Director, Consumer Marketing, The Pokémon Company International. “The amazing response to Pokémon GO by millions of existing and new Pokémon fans around the world is remarkable. We’re thrilled to keep the adventure going by welcoming these Pokémon to this engaging new way of experiencing the fun of the Pokémon brand.”
In addition to Pokémon from the Johto region, players will also have access to new in-game items to help evolve and capture. Two new berries have been added – the Nanab Berry and the Pinap Berry. The first slows the movements of a Pokémon, potentially making it easier to get those “Great” Pokéball hits, while the second Berry will double the amount of Candy a player receives if the next Pokéball throw is a successful capture.
Trainers will also be able to customise their in-game avatars with a new selection of hats, shirts and trouser. Niantic has revealed that addition items will be available to purchase through the in-app Pokémon GO shop.
Are you still playing Pokémon GO? If not, will this be enough to get you back into it, or is it a little too late? Let us know in the comments below.