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Eighty New Pokemon Coming to Pokemon Go

February 15, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Niantic and The Pokemon Company International have announced that an additional eighty Pokemon will begin to appear in Pokemon GO later this week. The new Pokemon include those originally discovered in the Johto region from the Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver video games including Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile. Trainers will encounter these Pokemon “in the wild” as they embark on adventures and explore their neighborhoods and cities to catch Pokémon. In addition to Pokemon that will appear in the game for the first time, the latest update introduces new gameplay mechanics for Trainers to master, including new encounter gameplay, new Evolution items, two new Berries, and expanded outfit and accessory options for their Trainer avatars.

“Today is a momentous occasion for our team here at Niantic which has been hard at work to deliver these additional Pokemon and build upon the encounter and capture mechanics for our passionate global community of Trainers playing Pokemon GO,” said John Hanke, founder and Chief Executive Officer, Niantic, Inc. “Pokemon GO is a live experience which we’ll be continuing to support and evolve in new and interesting ways for years to come with new gameplay features, in-game and live events, more Pokemon to discover and much more.”

“With Pokemon GO, The Pokemon Company endeavored to create a compelling game based on the concept of encountering and catching Pokemon in the real world,” said J.C. Smith, Senior Director, Consumer Marketing, The Pokemon Company International. “The amazing response to Pokemon GO by millions of existing and new Pokemon fans around the world is remarkable. We’re thrilled to keep the adventure going by welcoming these Pokemon to this engaging new way of experiencing the fun of the Pokemon brand.”

The latest update allows for new Pokemon evolution options that gives players the ability to use new Evolution items to evolve their Pokemon into ones that were originally discovered in the Johto region. While catching Pokémon, Trainers can use two new Berries—the Nanab Berry, which slows a Pokémon’s movements, and the Pinap Berry, which doubles the amount of Candy received if the next catch attempt succeeds. Trainers will also be able to customize their avatar’s appearance with a new selection of hats, shirts, pants, and other items. Additional items will be available for purchase from the in-game Pokemon GO shop.

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