Pokemon GO, Niantic’s extremely successful mobile game take on the perennially popular Pokemon franchise, will finally be getting updated with generation 2 Pokemon (that is, Pokemon from the Johto region, that debuted in the excellent Pokemon Gold/Silver). Fan favorite Pokemon such as Chikorita and Totodile will now be available in the wild.
These Pokemon will be accompanied in the game by the introduction of new items (such as berries to make catching Pokemon easier, or double your Candy haul), as well as new customization options for your in game trainer avatar.
“Today is a momentous occasion for our team here at Niantic which has been hard at work to deliver these additional Pokémon and build upon the encounter and capture mechanics for our passionate global community of Trainers playing Pokémon GO,” said John Hanke, founder and Chief Executive Officer, Niantic, Inc. “Pokémon 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 Pokémon to discover and much more.”
“With Pokémon GO, The Pokémon Company endeavored to create a compelling game based on the concept of encountering and catching Pokémon in the real world,” said J.C. Smith, Senior Director, Consumer Marketing, The Pokémon Company International. “The amazing response to Pokémon GO by millions of existing and new Pokémon fans around the world is remarkable. We’re thrilled to keep the adventure going by welcoming these Pokémon to this engaging new way of experiencing the fun of the Pokémon brand.”
Will you be playing Pokemon GO again to try and track down these new creatures? Let us know in the comments section below. Pokemon GO is available on iOS and Android mobile devices.