Well Pokemon GO fans, it's finally here - Pokemon Gen 4 is live. So to make sure you're thoroughly prepared, we've pulled together everything you need to know about Gen 4 in Pokemon GO. We'll go over a possible release date, which pokemon you're going to be able to catch, and take a look at the Pokemon GO Sinnoh reveal trailer. Not all of your favorite Gen 4 pokemon will be available from the get-go, so we've listed the first wave of pokemon that are currently available in-game.
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Pokemon GO Gen 4 Out Now
Yep, you read that correctly, Gen 4 has been added to Pokemon GO. You'll need to update the game, and then jump in, where you'll start to see Gen 4 pokemon popping up on your map.
Which Gen 4 Pokemon are Available Now - Pokemon GO Gen 4 Wave 3
So, now that Gen 4 is available in Pokemon GO you can get out there and start filling your Pokedex right? Hold your horses, because not all of the Gen 4 roster are available from the get-go. Instead Niantic is releasing them in waves, with 26 pokemon currently available at launch. We've listed all of the pokemon currently available, and will be adding a brief description of how to get each one. Let's take a look at the Pokemon Gen 4 first wave pokemon below. Some new Gen 4 pokemon have just been added in. They're all evolved forms of existing pokemon. We've added them to the list below.
|No.||Name||How to Catch|
|387||Turtwig||Can be caught in the wild and via egg hatches|
|388||Grotle||Can be caught in the wild and via evolution of Turtwig (candy)|
|389||Torterra||Evolution of Grotle (candy)|
|390||Chimchar||Can be caught in the wild and via egg hatches|
|391||Monferno||Can be caught in the wild and via evolution of Chimchar (candy)|
|392||Infernape||Evolution of Monferno (candy)|
|393||Piplup||Can be caught in the wild and via egg hatches|
|394||Prinplup||Can be caught in the wild and via evolution of Piplup|
|395||Empoleon||Evolution of Prinplup|
|396||Starly||Can be caught in the wild and via egg hatches|
|397||Staravia||Can be caught in the wild and evolved from Starly|
|398||Staraptor||Can be caught in the wild or evolved from Staravia|
|399||Bidoof||Can be caught in the wild or via a raid|
|400||Bidarel||Can be caught in the wild and via evolution of Bidoof|
|401||Kricketot||Can be caught in the wild, hatched from an egg, and found in a raid|
|402||Kricketune||Can be caught in the wild and evolved from Kricketot|
|403||Shinx||Can be hatched from eggs or via raid battles|
|404||Luxio||Evolved from Shinx|
|405||Luxray||Evolved from Luxio|
|427||Buneary||Caught in the wild, hatched from eggs, or raid battles|
|428||Lopunny||Caught in the wild and evolved from Buneary|
|447||Riolu||Hatched from eggs|
|448||Lucario||Evolved from Riolu|
Pokemon GO Gen 4 Wave 2
Pokemon GO Gen 4 Wave 3
- Rhyperior - evolves from Rhydon using Sinnoh Stone
- Magmortar - evolves from Magmar using Sinnoh Stone
- Mismagus - evolves from Misdrevus
- Porygon Z - evolves from Porygon 2
- Gliscor - evolves from Gligar
- Dusknoir - evolves from Dusclops
- Electivire - evolves from Electabuzz
Pokemon GO Gen 4 Confirmed
Last week, we had our very first confirmation of Pokemon GO Gen 4. A Sinnoh update is on its way, as evidenced by the trailer that just dropped. You can check out the Pokemon GO Gen 4 Trailer below, which shows off some brand new Pokemon GO Sinnoh pokemon.
Pokemon GO Chrales Stream - Pokemon GO Gen 4 Models Leaked
On October 15, we saw an update added to Pokemon GO on both iOS and Android devices. A CP rework was applied before quickly being reversed. Pokemon GO leaker Chrales streamed a Gen 4 breakdown. Gen 4 models were shown off, including starters and new Eeveelutions. You can watch a repeat of the stream here.
Pokemon GO Gen 4 Changes - CP Values Changed, HP Values Lower, Defense and Stamina Changed
Gen 4 has now hit Pokemon GO, there are a few changes to the way the game operates. Namely in the different stat values for every pokemon in the game. We've listed the changes below, so don't worry if you log on to find your pokemon are a little weaker than they were before.
- CP values will be adjusted
- HP values will be changed to close the gap between high HP pokemon and low HP pokemon
- Pokemon defense and stamina values will be rebalanced, with the hope to allow highly defensive pokemon to be valuable in battle by outlasting opponents rather than simply running out the clock.
- Defense values have been lowered to help level the playing field between high defense and low defense pokemon.
Pokemon GO Gen 4 Pokemon List
With a gen 4 now live, we figured we would give you a refresher course on exactly what to expect from the Pokemon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum era. Let's start off with a list of all 107 Gen 4 pokemon:
- Mega Lopunny
- Mime Jr.
- Mega Garchomp
- Mega Lucario
- Mega Abomasnow
- Mega Gallade
It's worth noting that now gen 4 is in Pokemon GO, not all gen 4 pokemon are available from the get-go. In the past, pokemon have been added gradually and as special rewards for certain events.
Pokemon Gen 4 Possible Release Date - When Will Gen 4 Come to Pokemon GO
Niantic has now confirmed that Gen 4 is coming to Pokemon GO very soon indeed. This comes after it teased new pokemon via promotional art earlier this year. Niantic Tweeted an image celebrating Pokemon GO's two-year anniversary. The image included gen 4 starter pokemon Chimchar, Piplup and Turtwig. This is the first time we've seen official art with gen 4 pokemon included, so hopefully it's pointing to a release in the near future. You can check out the image below.
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Pokemon GO Leaked Gen 4 Evolution Event - Pokemon GO Halloween 2018
There has been a recent leak regarding a possible Pokemon GO Gen 4 event. The leaker is Reddit user HiddenLeaker, who you may or may not recall was instrumental in leaking the Water Festival event last year. The new leak points towards a Pokemon GO Gen 4 Evolution Event, in which several new pokemon and other features will be added to the game. Here's what's been teased:
- Gen 4 evolutions of previous gen pokemon (they mentioned Magmortar, Electivire and Rhyperior specifically) (note: this looks like the first wave of gen 4, just like babies were in gen 2 and halloween in gen 3)
- New evolution items, including elemental stones (not sure about this, they never had fire stone and such so I'm confused)
- Double XP for evolving and spinning pokestops
- Pokemon max storage increased to 2000
- Increased rate of evolution items from pokestops
- Increased spawn rate of evolved pokemon
- Gen 3 evolutions finally released in the wild (except Milotic)
- New quests that reward evolution items
- New raids with previous evolution item pokemon (they mention Scizor as example)
- New shop boxes with lucky eggs and raid passes
- We will get a new update before the event
We don't know whether this rumor is true, though given how spot on the leaker's predictions were last time it's entirely possible that it's the same situation here. There have been some suggestions that this event could be a Pokemon GO Halloween event, incorporating the new ghost pokemon in some way.
Pokemon GO Gen 4 New Evolutions
Gen 4 introduced a bunch of new evolutions for existing pokemon, so the same will be true for when the update arrives in Pokemon GO. To help you plan out which pokemon you want to evolve next, we've listed all of the new Pokemon GO Gen 4 evolutions below:
- Magneton - Magnezone.
- Tangela - Tangrowth.
- Lickitung - Lickilicky.
- Rhyhorn - Rhyperior.
- Electabuzz - Electivire.
- Magmar - Magmortar.
- Eevee - Leafeon and Glaceon
- Porygon2 - Porygon-Z.
- Aipom - Ambipom.
- Murkrow - Honchkrow.
- Yanma - Yanmega.
- Misdreavus - Mismagius.
- Sneasel - Weavile.
- Gligar - Gliscor.
- Piloswine - Mamoswine.
- Togetic to evolve into Togekiss
- Ralts and Kirlia - Gallade
- Nosepass - Probopass.
- Snorunt - Froslass.
- Roselia - Roserade.
- Duskull and Dusclops - Dusknoir.
Pokemon GO Piplup
With every generation of Pokemon that hits Pokemon GO, there are of course three new starter pokemon. On the water-type side of things we have Piplup who is described as follows - " Water-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region that can dive for over 10 minutes to hunt. Its speed and quick movement definitely lead us to believe that it's a skilled swimmer."
Pokemon GO Chimchar
Next on the Pokemon Gen 4 starters list we have Chimchar. Chimchar is a fire-type pokemon who is described as a "Pokémon that has a fiery rear end." Chimchar has long been a fan favorite since its introduction in Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, evolving into the powerful Infernape.
Pokemon GO Tutwig
Finally we have Turtwig, a grass-type pokemon with a cute little twig attached to its head. It i said that "photosynthesis occurs across this Pokémon’s body under the sun".
Pokemon GO Gen 4 Baby Pokemon
On top of bringing new evolutions for many pokemon, Gen 4 also brings six new baby pokemon. Here are all of the Gen 4 Baby Pokemon that a Gen 4 update would add to Pokemon GO:
- Bonsly (baby Sudowoodo)
- Chingling (baby Chimecho)
- Mime Jr. (baby Mr. Mime)
- Mantyke (baby Mantine)
- Munchlax (baby Snorlax)
- Budew (baby Roselia)
Pokemon GO Gen 4 Legendary Pokemon
Gen 4 is now in Pokemon GO , and opening up a lot of possibilities in terms of legendary pokemon. They'll likely be reserved to special events, Raid Battles and Special Research Rewards. Here are all of the Gen 4 Legendary pokemon:
Currently, there are only five forms that Eevee can evolve into in Pokemon GO. With the introduction of generation 4 pokemon though, there will be seven. Leafeon and Glaceon will likely be added into Pokemon GO as the grass and ice type Eeveelutions. What will be most interesting is how we'll evolve Eevee into Leafeon and Glaceon, as there are no elemental stones in Pokemon GO.
It'll probably work in the same way it does currently, which you can read about in our Pokemon GO Eevee Evolutions Guide.
That's all you need to know to prep for a future Pokemon GO Gen 4 update. Stay tuned for more news related to the new pokemon. In the meantime you can check out our Pokemon GO Ditto Guide on how to get Ditto in Pokemon GO. There's also our comprehensive Pokemon GO Trading Guide as well. also, if you were looking to evolve Eevee in Pokemon GO, head over to our Pokemon GO Eevee Evolutions Guide.