'Pokemon GO’ Adds 80 New Pokemon from Johto Region This Week; New Items & Features To Be Introduced

By Allan , Updated Feb 16, 2017 03:55 AM EST
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Pokemon from “Pokemon Gold” and “Pokemon Silver” are finally arriving in “Pokemon GO” and it's happening later this week. Fans have been begging for this update ever since the game’s first release last year, particularly Totodile, Cyndaquil and Chikorita fans. Moreover, new game content will be introduced including berries, outfits and more.

According to Kotaku, Niantic has finally announced the coming of 80 new Pokemon from Gold and Silver version which includes the 3 starter Pokemon and new evolutions like Crobat, Slowking, Steelix, Blissey, Kingdra, Scizor, Espeon, Umbreon, Porygon 2 and much more.

As for the game items, Venture Beats reports Niantic said the huge update will also come with new mechanics, more berry choices, evolution items, and more outfit options. Some items will be available from the in-game Pokemon store while some can be acquired through the Pokestops. Two of the new berries to be introduced are the Nanb Berry and the Pinap Berry. The first berry is used to slow down the movement of the Pokemon while the second one doubles the number of candy acquired after every successful catch.

“Pokemon GO” is one of the most popular games in the history of mobile apps. Upon its release, it has been the most downloaded app in almost every country and continues to be in the top position until today. This update along with the trading and PvP battle feature are some of the most anticipated expansion that its loyal players have been clamoring for and today Niantic has confirmed its arrival.

There is no exact date when the huge update will arrive but it is expected to come any time this week according to Niantic’s statement. The good news is while waiting, fans can take advantage of the extended Valentine’s Day Lure Module feature that allows them to attract Pokemon for 6 hours instead of just 30 minutes.

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