Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kanto anymore!
At long last, Johto will finally be launching in Pokemon Go later this week! Featuring over 80 new Pokemon, this is the content-filled update we’ve been waiting for. In addition to new Pokemon, the update will include new encounter gameplay, new Evolution items(for Pokemon such as Steelix), new berries, and new wardrobe and accessory items!
“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.”
“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.”
The new berries are the Nanab Berry, which slows a Pokemon down while attempting to catch it, and the Pinap Berry, which doubles the amount of candy you receive for a catch.