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.

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.

Mathew Olson

Reporter

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.

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.

Pokemon Go Gen 5 List: Gen 5 Release Date, Unova Region Detailed

Here are all of the Pokemon that will make their way to Pokemon Go as part of the Gen 5 update.

More News

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Could Be Headed to Other Consoles in 2021

New box art details indicate the remake might be a timed exclusive.

MLB The Show, Long an Important PlayStation Exclusive, Appears Headed for Switch and Xbox One

One of Sony's best exclusives is going multi-platform, and it's a win for baseball fans everywhere.

More on Android

Minecraft on PS4 Is Finally Getting Cross-Play With Switch, Xbox One and More

Tomorrow, Minecraft completes its console cross-play journey.

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is "On Hold" at Bethesda

Bethesda's collectible card game is getting put in storage for the foreseeable future.

Nintendo Needs to Actually Support Its Games For Longer Than a Year

Smash benefits from healthy ongoing support, but where is the love for the rest of Nintendo's games?

USgamer Holiday Gift Guide 2019: For the Traveling Gamer

If your special someone is always on the go, here's some ideas to make those delayed departures sting a little less.

Fortnite Black Friday Deals - Games, Toys, Accessories, and More

Start dancing and bring in the llamas, because we have some awesome Fortnite deals for you.

Amazon Will Reportedly Announce a Cloud Gaming Service Next Year

Google, Sony, Microsoft, and soon, Amazon.

How to Complete the Fortnite Pipeman, Hayman, Timber Tent Locations Challenge

Here's how you can complete the Fortnite challenge to dance in front of the pipeman, hayman, and timber tent locations.

More Free-to-Play Games

A Time Traveling Titan is the Star of Destiny 2's Season of Dawn

Moon's haunted, Mercury's unstuck in time…

USgamer Holiday Gift Guide 2019: For the Traveling Gamer

If your special someone is always on the go, here's some ideas to make those delayed departures sting a little less.

Amazon Will Reportedly Announce a Cloud Gaming Service Next Year

Google, Sony, Microsoft, and soon, Amazon.

Several Big Google Stadia Features Won't Go Live Until 2020

Family sharing, Android compatibility, and more are missing the launch window.