Get Ready for Unova Pokemon in New Pokemon GO Update
Niantic and The Pokemon Company announced that Pokemon from Generation V — Black and White, then Black 2 and White 2 — will be appearing in Pokemon GO later today.
As with previous generation rollouts in Pokemon GO, the entire Unova Pokedex won't be available all at once. However, there's still a wide variety of Unova critters coming.
Here are the 'mon we'll be seeing soon:
Of these, Lillipup, Patrat, and Klink will be available in raids, and raids are the only way to encounter Klink in the wild. There's also a chance of encountering Shiny Lillipup and Shiny Patrat.
There are other ways of nabbing some of these Pokemon, though: Eggs.
- 2km Eggs: Patrat, Lillipup, Purrloin, Pidove
- 5km Eggs: Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Blitzle, Foongus, Drillbur
- 10km Eggs: Klink, Ferroseed, Litwick, Deino, Golett
The official Pokemon GO Twitter account also dropped a new trailer showing some of these 'mon in action.
âªâ« Get ready for a Unova unveiling, Trainers! â« âª— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) September 16, 2019
It’s almost time for new encounters with Pokémon featured in Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version. Will you be the first to catch all of them? ð #PokemonGOhttps://t.co/3RQE8QbDVy pic.twitter.com/PnBXKNnVQ2
Naturally, players can evolve these Pokemon as well, though some, like Litwick's first evolution, Lampent, will need the new Unova stone to reach their final forms. This special evolutionary stone can only be acquired through research breakthroughs.
Note, too, that the Elemental monkeys and two others are region-specific.
- Pansage the Grass-type is exclusive to the Asia-Pacific region
- Pansear the Fire-type is exclusive to Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India
- Panpour the Water-type is exclusive to Greenland and the Americas
- Durant the Steel/Bug-type is exclusive to the Eastern Hemisphere
- Heatmor the Fire-type is exclusive to the Western Hemisphere
Usually, region-exclusive Pokemon get shuffled around over set periods of time, so while there's no indication the above Pokemon will be in other regions at any point, it's always possible.
Niantic promised even more Unova Pokemon over the coming months, so rest easy: everyone's favorite trash bag will probably be coming soon.