Pokémon Go’s massive Gen 2 update is live

Ever since Pokémon Go first hit our smart phones last year, lovers of the franchise have been eager to see the second generation of Pokémon to be introduced into the game. Today, developer Niantic finally put gamers minds at ease with the introduction of 80 of the 100 Pokémon first encountered in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal.

This update will allow players to evolve older Pokémon into those from the later generation, while also allowing them to acquire the baby evolution of some Pokémon. To compensate the increase of evolved stages, then number of candies required to evolve the lower stages have been reduced, while some new evolutions require additional items.

In addition to new Pokémon, other new features have been introduced, while some older features have undergone some changes. Previously, wild Pokémon would remain static while you threw Pokeballs at them. Now however, Pokémon will run around the stage and dodge your attempts. A Nanab berry (another new addition) can be used to calm a wild Pokémon down to make catching it somewhat easier. Players will now also gain a ‘first throw’ bonus for catching a Pokémon on the first attempt. The user interface regarding pokeball and berries has also seen some changes to allow more convenient navigation.

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Source: http://www.dualshockers.com/2017/02/17/pokemon-go-update-brings-80-second-generation-pokemon-phone/


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I play this game constantly. I always have it open on my phone while I'm walking, it's just something fun to do. I'm really happy with this update so far and I've already caught like 35 of the Gen 2 pokemon.


I think its funny how they are still trying to get people to play this game, is it really even that popular anymore?


Got a bit bored of the game, not sure why it's still on my phone though.


Ilcamorrista Dont understand the whole craze people have for this game. its for children and I see adults play it.

the majority of pokemon players are adults, call of duty is ment for adults but the majority of its players are kids.... thats just how it is

Or, maybe it's the children from the late 90s pokemon craze. You know, the ones that are now in their 20s to 30s. So "adults" as you may call it.



This isn't enough to draw me into playing the game again. Pokemon Go was a really cool gimmick but failed to keep my interest for more than 3 days.


C4 Didnt know people still played this game.....

I didn't either honestly


Didnt know people still played this game.....


I am surprised a lot of people still play it.


We'll a lot of players still play this


Already caught a few of the 2nd gen, havent foudn the starters yet though