'Pokémon GO': Johto to arrive with 80 new species this week

Melba UnderwoodFeb 16, 2017

If anyone was looking for an excuse to get hooked again, this could be it. Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile are among the more than 80 new Pokemon characters that are getting added to Pokemon Go later this week. And though it's very late (maybe even too late), Niantic is now updating the game with more features.

Pokemon Go will soon receive an update which includes limited trading as well as Player vs. Player battles. The first will slow down a Pokemon, so it's easier to catch; the second will award you twice the candy you'd normally get if your next throw successfully catches the critter. Impressive as it seem, the number 80 does not cover all the 100 Gen 2 Pokemon.

"Today is a momentous occasion for our team here at Niantic which has been hard at work to deliver these additional Pokemon and build upon the encounter and capture mechanics for our passionate global community of Trainers playing Pokemon Go". Most of these Pokemon featured in Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver. There will also be new Pokemon interactions in the wild encounters you may find along with new ways to evolve Pokemon using items dropped from PokeStops. Hone your skills and catch those elusive Pokemon!

Over to you - would you consider reinstalling or going back to Pokemon GO with these new updates? Customize your look with a whole new selection of hats, shirts, pants, and other items.

Some babies from Gen 2 had made their way in the game a while back through an event, but not legitimate Gen 2 Pokemon has been previously available in-game.

What are your thoughts on this major update to Pokemon GO?

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