Big Pokemon Go update coming this week, brings 80+ Pokemon from Gold & Silver, more

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 12:49 GMT

Pokemon Go is getting a huge update that will add gameplay improvements and over 80 new Pokemon.

Pokemon Go developer Niantic has announced that it’ll be releasing a big update for the game this week that’ll bring updated encounter gameplay, new evolution options, new Berries, and more. More importantly, over 80 new Pokemon will also be added from Pokemon Gold & Silver.

Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile are among the new Pokemon. These will be found in the wild, not exclusively from eggs.

The new evolution options allow Trainers to evolve their Pokemon into any of the Pokemon found in Gold & Silver’s Johto region. As for the new Berries, there are two of them. The Nanab Berry slows Pokemon movements, and the Pinap Berry doubles the amount of Candy received if the following catch attempt succeeds.

Trainer avatar items are also getting expanded, and you’ll be able to choose from a selection of new hats, shirts, pants, and other cosmetic items. Some will be available for purchase from the in-game store.

Niantic hasn’t announced a solid date for the update just yet beyond “later this week,” but it did release a trailer to get you excited in the meantime.

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