Pokémon GO Is Adding 80 New Pokemon And You're Going To Want To Collect 'Em All
Our fave app's getting a big shake up this week.
The Pokémon Company has announced 80 - 80!!! - new Pokémon are coming to hit mobile game, Pokémon GO.
The Pokémon - originally discovered in the Johto region from the Pokémon Gold and Silver games - will include wild sightings of Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile.
And that’s not all. The new update will also introduce “new gameplay mechanics”, which includes new encounter gameplay, new Evolution items, two new Berries - the Nanab Berry, which slows a Pokémon’s movements, and the Pinap Berry, which doubles the amount of candy you receive - and loads more accessory and outfit options for you to use on your virtual Trainer avatar, including new hats, shirts, pants, and other items.
If you’re still in love with the augmented reality game, the good news is that developer Niantic has no plans to pull the Pokémon plug just yet.
“Today is a momentous occasion for Pokémon GO as we welcome more Pokémon and build upon the encounter and capture mechanics for the passionate global community of Trainers playing the game,” said John Hanke, founder and CEO of Niantic.
“Pokémon GO is a live experience which we’ll be continuing to support and evolve in new and interesting ways for years to come.”
If you wandered into a Pokémon GO when the game was released and haven’t gone back because you got your ass kicked (yup, it happened to me, too), you should think about trying again - Pokémon Go gyms have become a whole lot friendlier! And did you manage to collect any of the special pink Pokémon available over Valentine’s Day?
- By Vikki Blake @_vixx
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