Pokemon Go Getting 80 New Pokemon This Week

Niantic has announced a big update for Pokemon Go that’ll bring 80 new monsters to the game. The new Pokemon are coming from Gold and Silver, and they’ll begin appearing later this week. Niantic is adding characters originally discovered in the Johto region, an area first explored in Gold and Silver.

Among the new Pokemon are Chikorita and Totodile.

This update is also adding “encounter gameplay, new Evolution items, two new Berries, and expanded outfit and accessory options for their Trainer avatars.”

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,
– John Hanke, CEO, Niantic