Niantic announced 80 Pokémon from the Johto region from Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver will be added to Pokémon GO later this week. The new Pokémon can be encountered “in the wild.”

The update add new gameplay mechanics for Trainers to master. This includes new encounter gameplay, new Evolution items, two new Berries, and expanded outfit and accessory options for Trainer avatars.

“Today is a momentous occasion for our team here at Niantic which has been hard at work to deliver these additional Pokémon and build upon the encounter and capture mechanics for our passionate global community of Trainers playing Pokémon GO,” said John Hanke, founder and CEO of Niantic. “Pokémon GO is a live experience which we’ll be continuing to support and evolve in new and interesting ways for years to come with new gameplay features, in-game and live events, more Pokémon to discover and much more.”


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