[UPDATE] Pokemon Go Gets Biggest Update since Launch

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UPDATE: The latest update is now live for Pokemon Go -- giving players access to new Gold/Silver monsters. Good luck out there!

Original story follows:

Niantic is looking to add some significant new content to Pokemon Go this week. The augmented reality monster-catching hit will add 80 new creatures from the Gold and Silver versions of the game. New mechanics are also being introduced, in the form of berries.

Here’s the rundown from the developer:

While catching Pokémon, Trainers can use two new Berries—the Nanab Berry, which slows a Pokémon’s movements, and the Pinap Berry, which doubles the amount of Candy received if the next catch attempt succeeds. Trainers will also be able to customize their avatar’s appearance with a new selection of hats, shirts, pants, and other items. Additional items will be available for purchase from the in-game Pokémon GO shop.

As Kotaku points out, it’s unlikely that any Gold/Silver legendries will be made available, as even original creatures like Mewtwo still can't be found. The update does mean however that you’ll be able to evolve all of your Zubats into Crobats.

It’s unclear exactly when the update will drop this week. We’ll update you when we hear more.

Will the update be enough to reinvigorate your interest? Let us know in the comments below.


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Comments Comments (9)

Posted by czk51
On Thursday 16 Feb 2017 8:32 AM
Been waiting a long time for this. Will be interesting to see what the Evolution item drop rates from Pokestops will be like - they could implement some nasty RNG into certain items if they wanted to.

As for release, there will be a download available shortly and I'd say gen 2 would be enabled server-side midday Friday NZ time.

I'm totally hyped for this.
Posted by MonkeyMan
On Thursday 16 Feb 2017 10:10 AM
I like the introduction of new berries. It would be interesting to see some of the player data im sure they collect, like there will surely be a massive spike in players when this is release
Posted by 163Battery
On Thursday 16 Feb 2017 1:37 PM
I have gotten back into playing this at my wife's insistence. She will be stoked and it will certainly make it more enjoyable for me too.
Posted by Ryzlin
On Thursday 16 Feb 2017 1:47 PM
I really got back into playing this since I headed to Japan. I hope the new Pokémon keep me interested over the coming months.
Posted by Booker_T_SUCKAAA
On Thursday 16 Feb 2017 2:36 PM
I'm still playing Pokemon everyday. Yay for new stuff. I've enjoyed the Valentines event. I finally hatched a Snorlax! And I levelled up to level 32.

Good timing by Niantic for releasing the update soon after the event. Should keep the players going for while longer.
Posted by grdwalker
On Thursday 16 Feb 2017 7:16 PM
May as well have a look, certainly took them a while.
Posted by Booker_T_SUCKAAA
On Friday 17 Feb 2017 5:12 PM
There's lots of new Pokemon out there now! Caught a bunch of new ones already. Scheduling a Pokemon-walk for tomorrow with my wife. Gotta catch em all! haha
Posted by emetic
On Friday 17 Feb 2017 6:03 PM
16 February 2017, 07:16 PM Reply to grdwalker
May as well have a look, certainly took them a while.
It was three years between release of red/blue and gold/silver, just saying.
Posted by walmeister
On Monday 20 Feb 2017 10:56 AM
Will have to put my walking shoes back on...