Pokemon Go Gen 4 is Finally Here, and So is Our Lord and Savior Bidoof

Pokemon Go Gen 4 is Finally Here, and So is Our Lord and Savior Bidoof

Generation 4 of Pokemon Go has arrived, and with it, Judgement Day.

A new generation is upon us, Pokémon Go fans. Generation 4 dropped earlier today, which means it's time to become friends with a whole new line-up of Pokémon—and maybe put that pile of Murkrow candies you've been hoarding to use, finally.

You might have to wait a little bit before you can evolve Murkrow into the fluffy and beautiful Honchkrow, actually. The Sinnoh Pokémon are coming in waves, so the full roster isn't available yet. I personally entered the app and immediately happened upon a Bidoof. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.

The trailer for Generation 4 gives us an idea of what to look forward to. We catch glimpses of Sinnoh's starters (Piplup, Chimchar, and Turtwig) as well as Garchomp, Glaceon, Leafeon (hooray!), and Lucario, the fan-favorite / uninspired Mewtwo rip-off (it depends on whom you ask). We also catch a quick glimpse of the great looming Giratina. No doubt you'll have to acquire it through a raid; you're not going to find Sinnoh's chaos god slumming around your neighborhood Starbucks, waiting to be caught.

We're already hard at work putting together everything we know about the update. Check out our Pokémon Go Gen 4 guide, and don't forget to stop by our huge selection of excellent Pokémon Go guides.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

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.

Read this next

Team Rocket's Leaders Have Arrived in Pokemon Go, And It's Gonna Get Messy

I would walk 500 miles to witness a Pokemon soap opera.

Pokemon Go is Finally Getting Online Matchmaking in 2020

You'll still have to walk to go online though.

Pokemon Go’s Upcoming Halloween Event Does Even More to Taunt Poor Mimikyu

Niantic heard you like Pikachu, so here's a Pikachu dressed as Mimikyu who's dressed as Pikachu.

Pokemon Go Players Will Soon Be Able to Nominate and Evaluate Their Local Stops With a New Tool

Niantic's Wayfarer looks to curate your local PokeStop offerings.

New Team Rocket Admins are Preparing to Make Trouble in Pokemon Go

Cliff is evil, but his goatee game is on point.

Pokemon Go Eevee - Evolving Eevee into Glaceon and Leafeon

Evolving Eevee in Pokemon Go. How to evolve your Pokemon GO Eevee into one of its five forms: Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon, or Umbreon in 2019.

More News

Bart Simpson and Godzilla Were Almost in NBA Jam

Or at least, toy-like facsimiles.

Rune 2 Publisher: Bethesda's Closure of Human Heading Studios is "Shocking News"

Publishing partner Ragnarok LLC says it learned of studio's closure at the same time as everyone else.

Here's Why Pokemon Fans Should Take the #GameFreakLied Claims With a Grain of Salt

Sword and Shield might reuse assets, but model wireframes aren't the end of the argument.