Pokémon GO is getting a big update, with many new features being added. Encounter gameplay is being tweaked and two new berries are being added to the game alongside new outfits and character customisation features.
The big headline though is 80 new Pokémon being added to the game. The Johto Pokémon from the Silver and Gold versions of the game have been added and can now evolve and be found out in the wild as well.
“Today is a momentous occasion for Pokémon GO as we welcome more Pokémon and build upon the encounter and capture mechanics for the passionate global community of Trainers playing the game,” said John Hanke, founder and Chief Executive Officer, Niantic, Inc. “Pokémon GO is a live experience which we’ll be continuing to support and evolve in new and interesting ways for years to come.”
This update also sees stocks of the Pokémon Go Plus wearable device. The device, which is a cross between a smartwatch and a Pokéball, allows players to catch them all without taking their phone out of their pocket. Perfect for those who are in a hurry or are hunting for Pokémon in the dodgy areas of their city.
“With Pokémon GO, The Pokémon Company endeavored to create a compelling game based on the concept of encountering and catching Pokémon in the real world,” said J.C. Smith, Senior Director, Consumer Marketing, The Pokémon Company International. “The amazing response to Pokémon GO by millions of existing and new Pokémon fans around the world is remarkable. We’re thrilled to keep the adventure going by welcoming these Pokémon to this engaging new way of experiencing the fun of the Pokémon brand.”