Get ready for some new Pokémon in your backyards.

Earlier today Niantic announced the upcoming addition of more than 80 Pokemon to Pokémon GO. The new Pokemon, including Chikorita, Cyndaquil,and Totodile, come from the Johto region of the Pokémon: Gold and Pokémon: Silver  Gameboy games. The new Pokémon are part of a new update to Pokémon GO.  

Other features added in the new update include:

  • New evolutions for existing Pokémon
  • New Pokémon behaviors during capture
  • The ability to select items from the capture screen
  • A new berry that makes Pokémon easier to capture
  • A new berry that increases the drop rate for Pokémon candy
  • New player avatars
  • New clothing for avatars


If the new update has you raring to jump back into Pokémon GO check out our Runner’s Guide. Not a runner? Check out these other pieces.