[LIVE] New Pokémon Heading to Pokémon GO!

Niantic announced a new update that everyone is waiting for. To celebrate Pokémon GO storage upgrades is half-price shortly for the rest of the month.

EDIT: The Update is live!

Niantic have announced the details of the next Pokémon GO update, including 80 new Pokémon from the Johto Region. All the update changes are listed below! Check out the trailer released as well.


Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, and many more Pokémon are nearly here! Starting later this week, you’ll have the opportunity to catch more than 80 Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region in the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games. We’ve also implemented some new features to enhance your Pokémon GO experience.

Additional Pokémon: More than 80 Pokémon that were originally discovered in the Johto region in the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games, as well as Pokémon with gender-specific variations, will start rolling out in Pokémon GO.

New Evolutions: There are now more opportunities to evolve your Pokémon in Pokémon GO than ever before. Some Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region will soon be able to evolve—into Pokémon that inhabit the Johto region! Be on the lookout for new Evolution items at PokéStops, which you’ll need to evolve some Pokémon.

New Encounter Gameplay: When you encounter Pokémon in the wild, don’t be surprised if they react in new ways as you’re trying to catch them. You’ll also notice the addition of new item carousels that allow you to select Berries and Poké Balls directly from the encounter screen. Hone your skills and catch those elusive Pokémon!

New Berries: Pokémon enjoy eating Berries, and you’ll have the opportunity to get two new Berries by spinning the Photo Disc at PokéStops—Nanab Berries and Pinap Berries! Giving a Pokémon a Nanab Berry will slow its movements, making it easier to catch. The Pinap Berry doubles the amount of Candy you’ll receive if your next catch attempt succeeds.

New Avatars and an Expanded Wardrobe: Now you’ll be able to give your avatar a complete upgrade! Customize your look with a whole new selection of hats, shirts, pants, and other items.

Niantic have announced that upgrades to the Pokémon storage space will only cost 100 coins (half price) for the rest of the month, starting within a day (afternoon of February 16th PST). Is this when the new Generation 2 update goes live?

What do you think of this update? Are you waiting a long time for this update?

Edited by Achromatic and bobandbill.
Originally published Feb 15, 2017 @ 10:01.