‘Pokemon GO’ Adding New Johto Pokemon This Week

If you’re like me, you fell off the Pokemon GO train months ago. The game was a blast for about two months, but then, it just became dull. Well, it seems as though Niantic took notice, as they are rolling out a major update to the app this week.

Baby Pokemon from the Johto region were added in December. However, now, the full list of those Pokemon, which includes 80 creatures, are set to be included in the game.

In addition to these new Pokemon, the update will include evolution items, berries, more outfit customization, and more.

“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.”

Although this will surely get some players back in the game, it will still lack many features that franchise die-hards like myself just can’t ignore; how can you have a Pokemon game without shinies, proper battling, or even trading between other players? This update is a step in the right direction, but the game is nowehere near the level it should be. I’m expecting a lot from a free app, but it’s because I want this brand to succeed.

What are your thoughts on this major update to Pokemon GO? Will it get you playing the game again, or are you one of the few that never stopped playing? If this update doesn’t do it for you, what features need to be added to grab your interest again? Leave us your thoughts in the comments below!

Aric Sweeny
Aric Sweeny
Monkeys Fighting Robots Assistant Editor-in-Chief. Along with my work here, I'm a staff writer for Enthusiast Gaming. I have a passion for entertainment media. Follow me on Twitter to talk all things pop culture!