Generation 5 Pokémon arrive in Pokémon Go
Niantic and The Pokémon Company have announced the arrival of Pokémon from Generation 5 in Pokémon Go.
From today, September 16th, at 1 p.m. PT, players will be able to encounter and catch Snivy, Tepic, Oshawott, and more Pokémon from the Unova region while out exploring.
A new generation also means new Pokémon to hatch from eggs. 2 km eggs can contain Patrat, Lillipup, Purrlion, and Pidove. While 5 km eggs feature Snivy, Tepig, Oshawatt, Blitzle, Drilbur, and Foongus. Finally, players can hatch Ferroseed, Klink, Litwick, Golett, and Deino from 10 km eggs.
In addition, Lillipup, Patrat, and Klink will begin appearing in raid battles around the world. Klink will only appear in raids.
Niantic notes that certain Gen 5 Pokémon will be exclusive to the following regions:
- Asia-Pacific: Pansage, the Grass Monkey Pokémon
- Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India: Pansear, the High Temp Pokémon
- The Americas and Greenland: Panpour, the Spray Pokémon
- Western hemisphere: Heatmor, the Anteater Pokémon
- Eastern hemisphere: Durant, the Iron Ant Pokémon
Finally, the Unova Stone has been added, which is an evolutionary stone that lets certain Pokémon from Gen 5 evolve. Read the full patch notes for today’s update here.
Pokémon Go is available now on iOS and Android devices.
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