‘Pokemon Go’ Gen 2 Release Date, News & Update: Ditto, New Transform Move, 100 New Pokemon Coming to AR Game; Details Here!

By Laine Lucas , Updated Nov 10, 2016 07:17 PM EST

There are more than 700 Pokemon in the franchise but only a few hundred have made it to Niantic Labs' augmented reality mobile game, "Pokemon Go." But that's not to say that the rest won't be featured in the game, especially after a new report about Generation 2 Pokemon and Ditto making their way to the game has surfaced.

According to The SilphRoad, Niantic could be planning to release Gen 2 Pokemon on "Pokemon Go" soon. Fresh codes were discovered in the game files and they referenced monsters from Generation 2, as well as Ditto, the lovable, transforming creature from Gen 1.

Ditto's codes being in the game files is nothing new as it has been around for quite some time. However, what's noteworthy is that a code for the monster's signature move, Transform, has recently been spotted. This was picked up as a hint that Ditto will be arriving in "Pokemon Go" once a major update will roll out.

As noted by Engadget, there had been previous codes discovered in the game files that materialized in the game later on. For instance, the buddy system is officially out but a week prior to its release, it was found by data miners. Could this mean that Ditto, its Transform move, and Gen 2 monsters are coming to "Pokemon Go?"

For now, fans can only hope that a major update for "Pokemon Go" will be ready by 2017, and this should get more players to support the app. However, Forbes reported that it would be strange for Niantic to introduce Gen 2 monsters - from #152 Chikorita to #251 Celebi - without even letting players collect all 151 from Gen 1.

It remains to be seen whether Gen 2 and Ditto update will be out soon or not. But it's already great news for "Pokemon Go" fans knowing that somehow, Niantic is planning to bring new monsters to the game eventually.

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