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Pokemon GO News: Major Update Set for the Weekend; New Creatures and Berries Coming

By February 16, 2017 at 6:15 am
Pokemon GO News: Major Update Set for the Weekend; New Creatures and Berries Coming (Photo : Getty Images)

Pokemon Go's Valentine's Day event might have just ended but fans have something else to look forward to. It would appear that it's going to be a busy weekend for players as Niantic is reportedly set to unveil 80 new Pokemon.

Niantic and The Pokemon Company had revealed late in 2016 that creatures from Pokemon Gold and Silver series would be making its way to Pokemon Go. While the news perked players' interest, most assumed it was still months away.

But in a surprise move, Niantic recently disclosed that a major update is set to roll-out over the weekend and would include numerous new creatures from the Johto regions. This means that avid Pokemon trainers would soon be hunting for the likes of Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Hoppip, Marill, Skarmony and Totodile. The fact that these new creatures will be encountered in the wild and not just hatched certainly makes things more interesting.

Aside from the reported 80 new creatures, Pokemon Go will also be getting a "new encounter gameplay," two new berries and extra outfits for the trainers. New evolution items will also be introduced in the game.

Players will undoubtedly enjoy the addition of the Pinap Berry and the Nanab Berry. The former will double the amount of candy you'll receive if you successfully nab your next catch while the latter slows a Pokemon down, making it easier to catch.

Evolution stones are also set to be introduced, which will likely be used to evolve Gen 1 Pokemon to their Gen 2 counterparts. The new berries and the evolution stops will reportedly be found in PokeStops.

This is touted to be the biggest update Pokemon Go will receive since it made its debut last summer. And if Niantic CEO John Hanke is to be believed, it won't be the last.

In a statement, Hanke said that the game "is a live experience which we'll be continuing to support and evolve in new and interesting ways for years to come with new gameplay features, in-game and live events, more pokémon to discover, and much more."  

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