That’s right Trainers! Niantic and The Pokemon Company have officially released a video and blog post this morning announcing the addition of more than 80 Pokemon from Gen 2. The best part is, we will see the update this week.

Here is the exact opening announcement from the Pokemon GO site:

Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, and many more Pokémon are nearly here! Starting later this week, you’ll have the opportunity to catch more than 80 Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region in the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games. We’ve also implemented some new features to enhance your Pokémon GO experience.

In addition to the new Pokemon, and of course the new evolutions, the update will bring new encounter experiences when coming across a wild Pokemon; new berries that slow Pokemon movements and increase the number of Candies you receive when catching Pokemon; and last, new avatar customization. For more details on the update and to watch the video announcement, visit the official blog post here.

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