Pokémon Go Finally Receives Gold and Silver Update This Week

But you still ‘Gotta catch ’em all!’ And be the best that you can be!

The time has finally come Trainers. (More) Generation 2 Pokémon are being added to Pokémon Go.

Check out the trailer below.

Niantic has revealed that over 80 mons that debuted in Gold and Silver will begin to appear in the real world sometime this week.

Back in December, baby Pokémon that were introduced in the gen 2 games like Pichu could be obtained in the app through hatching eggs. This is the first time however that a significant number of new pkmn have been added to the wildly popular app.

Along with the new Pocket Monsters, the app is introducing new Evolution items that can be obtained at PokéStops that can be used to evolve gen 1 mons into “Pokémon that inhabit the Johto region.” We don’t have anymore details about these items yet, but what’s strange is that (in the main series games) Pokémon introduced in gen 1 that evolve into gen 2 Pokémon via a stone need to be traded as well. For example, if you want a Scizor, you must trade a Scyther holding the Metal Coat item. Pokémon Go obviously doesn’t use the same evolution rules as the main series games, but it will be interesting to see how this mechanic is adapted into the app.

Additionally, the app will also introduce new berry items that can be obtained through PokéStops. They are the Nanab Berry, which slows the movement of wild Pokémon, and the Pinap Berry, which doubles the amount of Candy if you successfully capture the Pokémon.

If you’re still playing Go, keep an eye out for Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, and other new Pokémon, and let us know on Twitter when you encounter them!

Our Take:

We understand this app is a phenomenon played by people all over the world, but why release new Pokémon now? In the middle of February? You know, when EVERYONE IN WISCONSIN DOESN’T WANT TO GO OUTSIDE.

This seems like a strange attempt to bring players back to the app, so we’ll see how this update pans out. Hooray for Johto, boo for Midwest weather (it’s going to be 50 degrees on Saturday though!)

Jake Culhane
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