Pokémon Go has managed to hold attention for a long time now and has made 2016 a great year to be a Pokémon fan. As of today, Pokémon Go is getting the first addition to its roster of available Pokémon with the addition of baby Pokémon from the second generation of games.
They aren’t available to be caught in the wild as of yet, but you can hatch them from eggs received at Pokestops. Magby, Elekid, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Pichu, and Smoochum are now available which evolve into Magmar, Electabuzz, Clefairy, Jigglypuff, Pikachu, and Jinx respectively.
The only new Pokémon added with no evolution is Togepi, which is supposed to evolve but the capability is not present in the game just yet. This means that Generation 2 Pokémon may just be a short wait away, but we’ll have to be patient still before we see them make their way into the game.
The wait is finally over as Niantic has revealed the release of a new round of Pokemon will be unveiled early next week! These Pokemon will all presumably come from Gen 2, also note that legendaries are still up in the air at this point. All this came from a press conference Niantic held alongside Sprint this morning.
In addition to this coming announcement, it was revealed that 10,500 Sprint locations will become Pokestops and gyms. A Starbucks flyer also leaked earlier this week pointing to the possibility of a new Pokemon Go themed drink, as well as Starbucks locations, becoming Pokestops as well. With all these new announcements expect to see Pokemon Go pick back up in popularity very soon.
Hopefully, this will also lead to a restock of Go watches which have become extremely rare and hard to find. Also, we do hope to see quite a few indoor catching locations as the winter months are quickly setting in here in the U.S.. Either way, the Pokemon of Gen 2 will definitely be a very welcome addition especially now that tracking is fixed within the game!
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