We be catching ’em all, all over again!
Niantic Inc. has released a slew of new Pokémon into the augmented reality game, including Pichu, Togepi, Igglybuff, Elekid, Magby, and more. It’s not the entire Gen 2 slate of pocket monsters yet but this should be interesting as well because these baby Pokémon (pulled from Pokémon Gold and Silver) will hatch from eggs.
“Be sure to visit and spin PokéStops in order to acquire Eggs. Then hatch them and find out if you’ve found one of these new additions,” said Niantic in a press release.
As Pokémon GO has 3 types of eggs best identified by distance (2km, 5km, 10km), the new baby Pokémon don’t hatch at the same rate. Here are what the players are currently reporting:
- 2km: Igglypuff, Cleffa
- 5km: Pichu, Togepi
- 10km: Magby, Elekid, Smoochum
If you looked at your Pokedex, you’d also notice that some tweaks have been made to the existing Gen 1 Pokémon profiles. For example, Magby evolves into Magmar, Elekid evolves into Electabuzz, Cleffa evolves into Clefairy, Pichu evolves into Pikachu, so on and so forth.
Additionally, there’s also a limited edition Pikachu wearing a “festive holiday hat” in the new update, which Raichu will keep when Pikachu evolves. This special version of Pikachu will be around until 29th December.
The only thing that bothers us is that these new Pokémon will only spawn from eggs and are not available in the wild. In fact, considering how hard it is to obtain and hatch 10km eggs, some players probably wouldn’t be getting a Magby or Elekid or Smooochum until much later.
— Pokémon GO News (@PokemonGoNews) December 12, 2016
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