Pokemon Go news updates continue to flood the Internet as Niantic is trying their hardest to bring the augmented reality game back to its former glory.
For the past couple of weeks, Niantic has regularly released Pokemon Go updates that not only fixes bugs but also adds more exciting features to the pocket monster-collecting mobile game in a bid to rekindle players’ interest in the game.
While the positive effects of the updates appear to be very subtle, The Pokemon Company is not giving up with Niantic CEO John Hanke teasing that the game developers are constantly hiding “secrets” in the game’s codes.
According to Games Radar, Hanke admitted that hidden features are being included in Pokemon Go which are spelled out in update descriptions published online.
“There will always be secrets in the game that no one has found because we’re always adding new secrets to the game. There’s one out there right now and we’ll see how that plays out over the course of the next few weeks.”
As an example, Games Radar cited the discovery of the presence of Ditto hidden in the codes of Pokemon Go updates.
With this in mind, could it be possible that Niantic is already prepping the game for the most awaited features and updates such as the introduction of the second generation Pokemon?
A Pokemon Go news update may have confirmed that as reports reveal an early release of the second generation of pocket monsters to be added in the hundreds of silhouettes in the players’ Pokedex.
According to a report from Value Walk, the most recent Pokemon Go update which improved catch rate and added higher bonuses also incorporated inferences to 100 new Pokemon under the second generation.
Value Walk believes that the “secret” uncovered by tech experts from Silph Road in Pokemon Go v0.45.0 APK may be something that could significantly change the game on the fundamental level.
The Pokemon Go news update says that if the code was to be implemented, the number of unique Pokemon will increase from 151 to 251.
What is more interesting is that this “secret” code may have been brewing since the first Pokemon Go update was launched which means that Ditto’s discovery was proof that the Gen 2 Pokemon are coming sooner than we thought.
Among the 100 monsters mentioned in the Pokemon Go news update are Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, and Totodile who all appeared in later seasons of the Pokemon anime.
Croconaw, Feraligatr, Sentret, Furret, Hoothoot, Noctowl, Ledyba, Ledian, Spinarak, Ariados, Crobat, Chinchou, Lanturn, Pichu, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Togepi, Togetic, Natu, and Xatu will also be introduced together with dozens of others that have appeared in the Cartoon Network show.
Two other evolution types for Eevee aside from Vaporeon (water-type), Jolteon (electricity-type), and Flareon (fire-type) will also be introduced in a future Pokemon Go update: Umbreon (dark-type) and Espeon (fairy-type).
But unlike the first generation, these two Eevee evolutions do not require nickname changing. According to Slash Gear, these Eevee-lutions might require a certain CP level if we would base it on past Pokemon games which needed a Friendship level of 220 to evolve into Umbreon and Espeon.
The Pokemon Go news update also revealed that the 100 Gen 2 Pokemon to be added will include pre-evolved forms of certain monsters including Cleffa for Clefairy, Igglybuff for Jugglypuff, and Pichu for Pikachu. Smoochum will also be introduced as Jynx’s pre-evolved form as well as Elekid for Electabuzz, Porygon for Porygon 2, and Marby for Magmar.
Meanwhile, fighting-type Pokemon such as Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, and Hitmontop also gets a pre-evolved version in the form of Tyrogue.
A variety of third level Pokemon evolution will also be included among the Pokemon Go Gen 2 including Bellosom which evolves from Oddish and Gloom, and Politoed from Poliwag and Poliwhirl.
According to the Pokemon Go news update, Slowpoke will also soon be evolved into Slowking instead of Slowbro while Onyx which initially did not have an evolution in Gen 1 can be evolved into Steelix, a steel-type Pokemon. Seadra will also be evolved into the higher level Kingdra while Magneton can be powered up into Magnezone.
As far as we know, this news on the game will definitely become a reality soon but not within the month. However, Slash Gear says it would be surprising if the Gen 2 is not introduced by February 2017.
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