Pokemon Go Gets Its First Batch Of Pokemon From Gen 5 Today

Pokemon Go Gets Its First Batch Of Pokemon From Gen 5 Today

Tepig fans of the world unite.

Pokemon Go just got one generation closer to catching up with the rest of the series. Today, Niantic has added over a dozen Pokemon from Unova, the setting of the fifth generation Pokemon Black and White games. As per usual, some of the newly added Pokemon will only appear through specific means or in particular parts of the world.

First announced last month as part of Pokemon Go's ongoing Ultra Bonus event, today's addition of Unova Pokemon adds a handful of fifth generation Pokemon, including the starter trio (Tepig, Snivy, and Oshawott), to the game's pool of wild encounters. Several of the fifth generation Pokemon are also available through eggs starting today.

Dedicated Pokemon Go players who want to fill out their Unova collection quickly will have some raiding and trading (or traveling) to do. Five Pokemon, including Heatmor, Durant, and the monkey trio of Panpour, Pansage, and Pansear, are all only available in wild encounters in specific regions. Lillipup, Patrat, and Klink are all joining the pool of raid Pokemon, with Klink only appearing in raids or through hatching 10 kilometer eggs.

More details on the fifth generation Pokemon rollout can be found at Pokemon Go's official website. Coinciding with this week's Unova-centric celebration, Pokemon Go players can challenge the Kanto G.O.A.T. Mewtwo in in five-star raids. These raid Mewtwos will have a special move (Psystrike) and there's a chance they'll be shiny. Whether you're just dusting off the app to get Tepig (you love to see it) or are putting together a Mewtwo raiding party, our guides section for Pokemon Go may help you achieve your goal.

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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