Pokémon Go players have a nice surprise this week: Wednesday Niantic has announced that Gen 2 is rolling out (almost) all at once with 80 new Gen 2 Pokémon appearing in the game by the end of this week. This is Pokémon GO’s biggest update since the launch.
“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. Some new features were also added to the game: new evolutions, new encounters gameplay, new avatars, new berries and an expanded wardrobe. Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, and many more Pokémon are nearly here! When you encounter Pokémon in the wild, don’t be surprised if they react in new ways as you’re trying to catch them.
Fans have been clamoring for the Gen 2 update for months now but now this is really big ! Gen 2 will be the first real test of Pokémon GO’s staying power as a long time project.The Pokémon GO site has been updated with some specific info about the new items.