Though it may seem that the hype over Niantic’s “Pokémon Go” has died down after it was reported in late August that the number of daily users of the game dropped by 15 million, Niantic seems eager to change the stats and increasing the number of players its gaming app has by introducing new features via the rumored “Pokémon Go Gen II” update.
Rumors have been circulating about the new features that will be added into the AR game, but the latest development to these rumors points to the introduction of new evolutions to the “Pokémon Go’s” Pokédex, with Telkom Gaming reporting that players should save their Pokémon candy for the evolved forms of select pocket monsters.
In a list provided by Reddit user NemoDepa_, the different Pokémon that will get evolved forms in “Pokémon Go Gen II” are the following: Golbat (Crobat), Gloom (Bellossom), Poliwhirl (Politoed), Slowpoke (Slowking), Onix (Steelix), Chansey (Blissey), Seadra (Kingdra), Scyther (Scizor), Eevee (Espeon and Umbreon) and Porygon (Porygon2).
Meanwhile, aside from the new evolutions, players can also expect to see new Pokémon to be included in “Pokémon Go Gen II.” Ranked Boost listed all of the new Pokémon that are bound to arrive in Niantic’s game soon, and the list includes: Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Sentret, Hoothoot, Ledyba, Spinarak, Chinchou, Pichu, Togepi, Cleffa, Igglybuff and Marill, among many others. Check out the full list here.
The list of new evolutions and new Pokémon comes more than a week since we reported about "Pokémon Go’s" upcoming feature called Buddy System, which offers candy rewards when the trainer and the companion Pokémon walk together. The new feature was reportedly hinted via data strings found in “Pokémon Go’s” 0.35.0 Android update and was already confirmed just last Friday by Niantic in a blog post.
Other rumored features that are likely to be part of the gameplay in “Pokémon Go Gen II” are the new Trading System, the addition of Legendary Pokémon Mew and Mewtwo and the inclusion of spicy, cool and floral incenses, as previously reported here at IBTimes.
Don’t miss the latest updates about “Pokémon Go.” Stay tuned for more news about Niantic’s rumored “Gen II” update.