Pokemon Go Adding 80 New Pokemon, More Gameplay Features

Niantic discusses the next major Pokemon Go update.


It's going to be a big week for Pokemon Go. Niantic today announced that a further 80 Pokemon will start appearing in the game later this week. The Pokemon come from Pokemon Gold and Silver's Johto region and include Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile.

In addition to the new creatures, a new update for Pokemon Go adds "encounter gameplay, new Evolution items, two new Berries, and expanded outfit and accessory options for their Trainer avatars."

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"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," Niantic CEO John Hanke said in a statement.

"Pokemon 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 Pokemon to discover and much more."

The new Berries included the Nanab Berry (slows a Pokemon's movement) and the Pinap Berry (doubles the amount of Candy received if the next catch attempt is successful). As for the new customization items, the update adds more hats, shirts, pants, and more. Additionally, new items can be purchased for real money, Niantic said.

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In other Pokemon Go news, Hanke recently said monster-trading and PvP battle features are coming soon.

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