Leafeon, Glaceon, And More New Gen 4 Pokemon Now Available In Pokemon Go
Even more Pokemon are now available in the mobile game.
Niantic has introduced a new wave of Gen 4 Pokemon to Pokemon Go. Gible, Cherubi, Hippopotas, Burmy, and more monsters originally from the Sinnoh region in Pokemon Diamond and Pearl can now either be found in the wild or hatched from Eggs, and there are also a handful of new items that enable some never-before-available Gen 4 evolutions, including Glaceon and Leafeon.
As revealed in a recent leak, three new kinds of Lure Modules have been added to Pokemon Go: Glacial, Mossy, and Magnetic. These can be purchased from the in-game store, and placing them in a Poke Stop will attract certain kinds of Pokemon to that area; the Glacial Lure, for instance, draws in Ice- and Water-types, while the Mossy Lure attracts Grass, Bug, and Poison Pokemon.
Moreover, activating the Lure Modules will allow certain Pokemon to evolve; the Glacial and Mossy Lures let Eevee evolve into Glaceon or Leafeon, respectively, while the Magnetic Lure lets Magneton and Nosepass evolve into Magnezone and Probopass. Niantic says the new Lure Modules will also be given out as rewards for completing Special Research tasks "later this season." You can read more details about the Pokemon and Lures on the Pokemon Go website.
In other Pokemon Go news, the game's next Community Day takes place this Sunday, May 19. The featured Pokemon this month is Torchic, the Fire-type starter from the series' Gen 3 games, Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. If you're able to evolve Torchic into its final form, Blaziken, up to an hour after the Community Day ends, it'll learn Blast Burn. You'll also receive three times the usual amount of Stardust for capturing Pokemon during the event.
Shortly after May's Community Day ends, Niantic is kicking off an Extraordinary Raid Week event. From May 21-28, new Pokemon will appear as Raid bosses, including Bronzor, whose Shiny form also has a chance of appearing. On Saturday, May 25, the developer is also holding a special Lapras Raid, which will feature an appearance by Shiny Lapras.