Pokemon Go Adds New Gen 5 Pokemon

Axew, Roggenrola, and more Pokemon from the Black and White versions have arrived.

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Some new Pokemon have arrived in Pokemon Go. A handful of monsters originally from the Unova region--the setting of Pokemon Black and White--can now be found in the wild and raids in the hit Pokemon mobile game. On top of that, Niantic has also implemented a new method of evolving certain Pokemon that harkens back to the series' roots.

Pokemon Go players around the world can now encounter the following Pokemon in the wild:

  • Roggenrola
  • Tympole
  • Dwebble
  • Trubbish
  • Karrablast
  • Joltik
  • Shelmet

On top of that, the following Pokemon can now hatch from certain eggs:

  • 2 km eggs: Venipede, Dwebble
  • 5 km eggs: Roggenrola, Tympole, Trubbish, Karrablast, Joltik, Shelment
  • 10 km eggs: Timburr, Tirtouga, Archen, Axew

A handful of new region-exclusive Pokemon have also been added to the game. The following Pokemon can now be encountered in certain parts of the world:

  • North America, South America, Africa: Throh
  • Europe, Asia, Australia: Sawk
  • Southern United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean,South America: Maractus
  • Egypt, Greece: Sigilyph
  • Eastern hemisphere: Red-Striped Form Basculin
  • Western hemisphere: Blue-Striped Form Basculin

Finally, you can now evolve certain Pokemon by trading, just as you can in the mainline series. If you trade Kadabra, Machoke, Graveler, Haunter, and other Pokemon that traditionally evolve through trading, the Candy cost to evolve them in Go will be removed. This also retroactively applies to these Pokemon if you've previously received them through trades.

In other Pokemon Go news, the Legendary Heatran recently returned to five-star Raids. Pokemon Go's January Community Day also takes place this coming Sunday, January 19, and the featured Pokemon this month will be Piplup, the Water-type starter from Pokemon Diamond and Pearl.

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