This is not a drill, I repeat, THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Niantic just announced on the official Pokemon GO Twitter and Facebook pages less than 15 minutes ago that the Generation 2 Pokemon we’ve been waiting for are finally on their way, and will arrive before this week is over. Pokemon GO Gen 2 coming this week, get hype!
The official post reads: “Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, and many more Pokémon are nearly here! Starting later this week, you’ll have the opportunity to catch more than 80 Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region in the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games.”
Holy. Crap. I knew this was coming out eventually, but now that it’s finally been announced, I can’t believe it’s actually happening. But wait, there’s more. Niantic then go on to talk about evolution items, new berries, a new user interface, and a whole lot more.
“Some Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region will soon be able to evolve—into Pokémon that inhabit the Johto region! Be on the lookout for new Evolution items at PokéStops, which you’ll need to evolve some Pokémon,” the official post reads.
The post also mentions new berries, saying: “…you’ll have the opportunity to get two new Berries by spinning the Photo Disc at PokéStops—Nanab Berries and Pinap Berries! Giving a Pokémon a Nanab Berry will slow its movements, making it easier to catch. The Pinap Berry doubles the amount of Candy you’ll receive if your next catch attempt succeeds.”
And, new game-play mechanics; “When you encounter Pokémon in the wild, don’t be surprised if they react in new ways as you’re trying to catch them. You’ll also notice the addition of new item carousels that allow you to select Berries and Poké Balls directly from the encounter screen. Hone your skills and catch those elusive Pokémon!”
To finish the announcement off, they talk about new character customization options, saying: “Now you’ll be able to give your avatar a complete upgrade! Customize your look with a whole new selection of hats, shirts, pants, and other items.”
Whoa, that’s a lot of new content! To recap; we’re getting Gen 2 Pokemon, two new berries that make Pokemon easier to catch and make the Pokemon drop double candy, evolution items, a new user interface for battling Pokemon, and more character customization. I am hyped. You can read the full announcement by clicking here.
What do you think about Pokemon GO Gen 2 coming this week? Are you excited? And what about the new berries and evolution items? Or the extra character customization? Let me know what you’re most excited about in the comment’s section below!