Pokémon Go is Adding Second Generation Monsters

Above: Totodile, Espeon, and more are waiting to be caught
Above: Totodile, Espeon, and more are waiting to be caught

Just when you thought the Pokémon Go hype train was cooling off, the mobile sensation is now blessing gamers with a brand new batch of monsters. Earlier today, game developers, Niantic announced that 80 new Johto region pokémon will hit the popular mobile title in the very near future. That means players will be able to catch favourites like, Totodile, Espeon, and Marill out in the real world using their smartphones. It’s good news for fans of Pokémon‘s classic gameboy titles, Silver and Gold: two iconic editions that predominantly featured second generation creatures.

During its initial launch back in July of last year, Pokémon Go reintroduced the world to monsters from the series’ first generation. Pikachu, Charizard, and many others were roaming around the world and ready to be caught. At the height of its success last summer, millions upon millions of users around the world had downloaded the app, and were actively searching out pokémon around the world. We were fans of the game from the get-go, and gave you the early scoop on Evee‘s evolution, as well as an awesome travel guide for the app. As for the new update itself, take a peek at some official screencaps below, and be sure to follow us after the jump for more intel.

go-berriesThe new update of Pokémon Go also includes a bunch of awesome easter eggs like new outfits, new evolutions, and of course, new berries. Get a detailed look at the additions below, and check out a shorter teaser posted on Niantic’s YouTube channel.


Additional Pokémon: More than 80 Pokémon that were originally discovered in the Johto region in the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games, as well as Pokémon with gender-specific variations, will start rolling out in Pokémon GO.

New Evolutions: There are now more opportunities to evolve your Pokémon in Pokémon GO than ever before. 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.

New Encounter Gameplay: 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!

New Berries: Pokémon enjoy eating Berries, and 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.

New Avatars and an Expanded Wardrobe: 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.


Aidan D'Aoust

Aidan D'Aoust

Aidan is a writer from Toronto. His favourite things in the world are music, movies, and mini dachshunds. Give him a follow on Twitter at @aidandaoust, where he’ll also accept your mixtape submissions.

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