Pokemon GO Update Will Finally Add 80 New Monsters From Gold And Silver Later This Week

After months of fan begging, Niantic will finally pull through and add real content to Pokemon GO. A Pokemon GO update slated for some time this week will allow players to collect dozens more creatures from the Johto compendium.

Once added, the new monsters will found just like other monsters within the game — by going out there into the real world and seeing what you can find. Not only will there be new faces within the app, the update will also introduce new mechanics, such as berries, evolution items and expanded outfit options for trainers. Here's Niantic:

While catching Pokémon, Trainers can use two new Berries — the Nanab Berry, which slows a Pokémon's movements, and the Pinap Berry, which doubles the amount of Candy received if the next catch attempt succeeds. Trainers will also be able to customise their avatar's appearance with a new selection of hats, shirts, pants, and other items. Additional items will be available for purchase from the in-game Pokémon GO shop.

The full list Johto monsters can be found here, though it seems unlikely that Gold/Silver legendaries will be available once this goes live — we don't even have Mewtwo yet, after all. Of all of these, the new starters include Chikorita, Cyndaquil and Totodile. Those of you stockpiling monsters for gen two will be happy to note that this update means you can finally evolve Zubat into Crobat, Slowpoke into Slowking, Onix into Steelix, Chansey into Blissey, Seadra into Kingdra, Scyther into Scizor, Eevee into Espeon and Umbreon and Porygon into Porygon 2.

The big question remains: Will this update be enough to rekindle widespread interest in Pokemon GO once more, or will it be too late? Guess we're about to find out. For now, enjoy the trailer and some screenshots of Pokemon GO's update:


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    So what ever happened to battling? It really needs proper PVP before I bother returning.

      Yeah I agree, I keep reading articles saying they are working on putting that in, so I've just been building my team getting ready for that.

      But I got into Pgo for nostalagia, I dont really acknowledge any pokemon past Gen1, so if I see them in the game, I'm just going to ignore them.

    I stopped playing a month in, with realisation I wouldn't ever get what I really wanted from Pokemon GO. There's only so much you can do with Catching Pokemon, levelling them up, going to "PokeStops" to collect Items, and frantically tapping on your screen to fight Peer-controlled "Gyms".

    There's no integrated Social Networking system, with 1v1 PvP Battling or Trading, which is what I was really hoping for. Pokemon GO is a social game in itself, because you can go out and about and run into other players where the rare Pokemon are, but that's not enough. The game is shallow.

    Regardless if they have my favourite Pokemon available, and releasing more overall: Pokemon GO is a shallow game.

    It's not really worth anyone's time until they really add the fundamentals of Pokemon - 1v1 Battling and Trading.

      It might not be worth your time but that doesn't mean it isn't worth anybodies time.
      1v1 battles and trading have never been a fundamental of the pokemon games to me. It was all about exploring, discovering new pokemon and finding out what the next evolution would be.
      I consider pokemon to be a much more single player game at it's core.
      It is without a doubt a shallow game but it gives me something extra to do when I'm out walking and more things to catch is good.

    I know this won't be enough to get a lot of people back. But I was never a fan of battling and I'm pretty keen for a reason to get out there and go for more walks, so I'm hoping this will provide a good proverbial kick in the pants.

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