Pokemon Go's First Gen 5 Pokemon Teased [Update]
Here are some of the new monsters you'll be able to catch soon.
Update: As teased, the first Gen 5 Pokemon are now available in Pokemon Go. Players around the world can now catch Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, and a handful of other monsters originally from the Unova region, with more to come in the future. You can see a list of all the Gen 5 Pokemon available so far and how to get them here. The original story follows.
Pokemon Go's September Community Day takes place this weekend, and shortly after the event, Niantic will roll out the game's third and final wave of Ultra Bonuses. This last batch of rewards will include the first appearance Gen 5 Pokemon, and the developer has been teasing some of the new monsters that players can expect to encounter.
The latest teaser features a silhouette of Yamask, an unsettling Ghost-type first introduced in Pokemon Black and White. According to Yamask's Pokedex entry, the Pokemon carries around a mask of the face it had when it was alive, and it would occasionally look at the mask and begin to cry. Yeah.
🕵 Reports show that each of these Pokémon carries a mask that used to be its face when it was human. Sometimes they look at it and cry... 🎭 pic.twitter.com/cod7xl1HA0— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) September 13, 2019
Niantic hasn't confirmed how many Gen 5 Pokemon will initially arrive in Go, although this marks the fourth teaser the developer has dropped in the lead up to the final wave of Ultra Bonuses. Prior teaser images featured the silhouettes of Black and White's three starter Pokemon: the Grass-type Snivy, the Fire-type Tepig, and the Water-type Oshawott. You can take a look at them below.
🕵️ Reports show that this Pokémon is very intelligent and calm and can photosynthesize by bathing its tail in sunlight. pic.twitter.com/vk7pesV0DJ— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) September 10, 2019
🕵️ Reports show that this Pokémon can shoot fireballs from its nose. It also uses this ability to roast Berries before it eats them. 🐽🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🍓😋 pic.twitter.com/vqozIuR0dS— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) September 11, 2019
🕵️ Reports show that this Pokémon has a scalchop on its stomach to use in battle and to break open hard Berries. For those who don’t know, a scalchop is a shell-type weapon. pic.twitter.com/p7AcAaT4sS— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) September 13, 2019
The third wave of Ultra Bonuses will arrive on September 16. In addition to the aforementioned Pokemon, we know that Klink and its Shiny form will appear in Raid Battles, while Shiny Patrat and Shiny Lillipup will be available in the wild. Mewtwo will also return to five-star Raids during the final week of Ultra Bonuses, and this time, it'll know the Psychic-type attack Psystrike. Players will also have a chance to encounter Shiny Mewtwo.
In the meantime, the second wave of Ultra Bonuses are still available, giving you a few more days to hatch region-exclusive Pokemon from 7 km eggs and encounter all four forms of Deoxys in Raids. This month's Community Day, meanwhile, takes place this Sunday, September 15, and it features the Gen 4 starter Turtwig.
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