Pokemon Go Gen 4 Event Reportedly Coming Next Week

Pokemon Go Gen 4 Event Reportedly Coming Next Week

Are the first Gen IV Pokemon getting ready to barge into Pokemon Go?

Is Gen 4 coming to Pokémon Go soon? A redditor who's successfully leaked previous Pokémon Go updates recently received word a Gen IV content trickle is imminent.

The aptly-named "HiddenLeaker" posted "Possible Gen 4 Leak?" to the Pokémon Go subreddit over the weekend. HiddenLeaker has been correct about previous leaks to Pokémon Go, though they admit they're a little skeptical of their source's claim that Gen 4 Pokémon evolutions are coming via an "Evolution Event" next week.

"Seems like the group where I used to get information from wasn't giving it anymore. But now they are, again," HiddenLeaker wrote."This time, without the full release text (seems like Niantic made sure translators wouldn't leak stuff anymore), just some vague information. Let me tell you, I'm not really sure about it this time but I want to share to see your opinion anyways."

The Pokémon rumored to appear in the Evolution Event are all Gen 4 evolutions of Pokémon from previous games (namely, Magmortar, Electrivire and Rhyperior). New generation Pokémon are typically introduced into the game slowly.

Remember how you laughed at Magmar for having a butt on his head? Magmortar remembers.

This supposed Evolution Event will reportedly feature perks and bonuses beyond Gen IV Pokémon, including:

  • New evolution items
  • Double XP for evolving and spinning PokéStops
  • Pokémon max storage increased to 2000
  • Increased rate of evolution items from PokéStops
  • Increased spawn rate of evolved Pokémon
  • Gen 3 evolutions finally released in the wild (except Milotic)
  • New quests that reward evolution items
  • New raids with previous evolution item Pokémon
  • New shop boxes with lucky eggs and raid passes

It's been a busy summer for Pokémon Go, and introducing a new generation would make it that much busier. If this mystical "Evolution Event" turns out to be a real thing, we'll be on top of it. For now, check out all our amazing Pokémon Go guides for all the tips and hints you need about catching 'em all.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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