Pokémon Go prepares to add second generation Pokémon from Silver and Gold

If the contents of the latest Pokémon Go update are to be believed then the game is prepping itself for the inclusion of second generation Pokémon.

According to The Silph Road, the latest patch for Android, v0.45.0, adds the first references to Pokémon outside of the intial 151. #152 (Chikorita) to #251 (Celebi) are set to be added, though as their moveset data hasn’t yet been included, there needs to be at least one more patch before the creatures go live.

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The second generation of Pokémon were added in the Gold and Silver editions of the game in 1999.

Just because Niantic is referencing the next 100 Pokémon, doesn’t mean that this group is near release. The introduction of the newer generations would likely cause an influx of players back into the game, and before that happens, Niantic will want to ensure that the experience has been tightened as far as is reasonably possible.

In addition to more Pokémon, players have also been asking for other features including the return of tracking (which is currently in beta but not live) and PvP battles. Niantic has stated that the latter is in its long-term road map, but given no indication of a time frame for delivery..

The latest patch also preps for Ditto’s transform ability, in spite of the fact that the creature can’t yet be caught. Speculation that appearances from the likes of Mewtwo and Moltres is now increasing as it’s thought unlikely that the new creatures will debut before the legendary selection of the first generation.


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