‘Pokemon Go’ Latest News & Update: Pokemon With New Higher, Lower Combat Powers Revealed

By RG Ferrer , Updated Nov 22, 2016 05:00 AM EST
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Exciting things are happening to "Pokemon Go" given Niantic's latest system update that adjusted the combat power of various Pokemon creatures. Recently, a comprehensive list of affected Pokemon monsters has been revealed.

Niantic deployed a patch for "Pokemon Go" that changed the combat power (CP) of several Pokemon monsters to "allow a more balanced and competitive battling and training experience in Gyms." In the gaming company's announcement, it only mentioned three creatures whose CPs were increased namely Gengar, Alakazam and Rhydon.

However, data miners from The Silph Road came up with a more comprehensive list that compared the old and new CP values of many Pokemon creatures. Some of the "Pokemon Go" monsters that received massive CP increases include Chansey, Krabby, Abra, Kadabra, Hitmonlee, Sandshrew, Sandslash, Geodude, Kingler, Hitmonchan and Rhyhorn. The said game characters received CP boosts of 40 percent to over 100 percent.

Other Pokemon monsters were given small CP boosts such as Dragonite, Electrabuzz, Exeggcute, Marowak, Voltorb, Rattata, and more. However, Lapras' CP level remained the same.

Meanwhile, some of the "Pokemon Go" creatures whose CP levels were downgraded include Dratini, Eevee, Magikarp, Lickitung, Seel, Dewgong, Farfetch'd, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebell, Poliwag, Growlithe, Persian, Meowth, Venonat, Gloom, Zubat, Wigglytuff, Jigglypuff, Squirtle, Kakuna and more. Even the iconic Pikachu received a CP demotion given Niantic's latest update.

However, there are a few Pokemon monsters whose new CP levels posted conflicting data, according to the same report. These "Pokemon Go" game characters include Onix, Rapidash, Charizard, Dragonite whose respective CPs showed "mostly up" percentages.

In other news, Niantic recently announced its special Thanksgiving event to convey their appreciation and gratitude to avid fans of "Pokemon Go." In an announcement posted on the game's official website, the gaming company shared details of its upcoming double rewards week where players will receive twice the amount of Stardust and XP.

The "Pokemon Go" Thanksgiving event will begin on Nov. 23 and will end on Nov. 30. Learn more about Niantic's CP level changes in the clip below:

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