Pokemon GO developer Niantic surprised everyone today by announcing that Alolan forms of Pokemon will soon be coming to the popular mobile game.
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) May 21, 2018
First appearing in Pokemon Sun and Moon, Alolan forms of Pokemon are based on first-generation Pokemon, so it appears Niantic isn’t quite ready to introduce the fourth-gen monsters into Pokemon GO just yet.
Eighteen Gen-One Pokemon have Alolan forms, but it’s not yet known just which ones we’ll be seeing or how the release of them will work. The teaser image, as seen above, provides silhouettes of a decent number of these Kanto region inhabitants, so it’s probably safe to assume we could see them all at some point.
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