Announced today via Twitter, Niantic revealed Pokémon Go is set to see some pretty sweet new features and additions.
The biggest addition is the arrival of 80 new Pokémon, which were all from the Johto region in Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver games. They also added gender-specific variations, which everyone will start to see later this week. Three of these were named specifically, as they are the three you get to choose from when you start these two game editions: Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile. A picture is below if you have never seen them (they are among my favorites).
The Pokémon Go team also added new evolutions, berries, avatars, an expanded wardrobe, and new encounter gameplay. It is all listed below for you to view.
There are now more opportunities to evolve your Pokémon in Pokémon GO than ever before. Some Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region will soon be able to evolve—into Pokémon that inhabit the Johto region! Be on the lookout for new Evolution items at PokéStops, which you’ll need to evolve some Pokémon.
New Encounter Gameplay
When you encounter Pokémon in the wild, don’t be surprised if they react in new ways as you’re trying to catch them. You’ll also notice the addition of new item carousels that allow you to select Berries and Poké Balls directly from the encounter screen. Hone your skills and catch those elusive Pokémon!
Pokémon enjoy eating Berries, and you’ll have the opportunity to get two new Berries by spinning the Photo Disc at PokéStops—Nanab Berries and Pinap Berries! Giving a Pokémon a Nanab Berry will slow its movements, making it easier to catch. The Pinap Berry doubles the amount of Candy you’ll receive if your next catch attempt succeeds.
New Avatars and an Expanded Wardrobe
Now you’ll be able to give your avatar a complete upgrade! Customize your look with a whole new selection of hats, shirts, pants, and other items.