Pokémon GO news: Gameplay, updates and new features

The hype may have died down but there are still some Pok?mon Go diehards out there, who will be excited to learn a Legendary Update is teased for this summer. Read about the latest Pok?mon Go news in our complete guide to everything from gameplay and updates to accessories.

Our complete guide to Pok?mon GO

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Could legendary Pok?mon be heading our way this summer? That’s what one Niantic rep has hinted at.

Top tip: If you are going to be playing Pok?mon GO you are probably going to need a power bank.[2] We highly recommend the Anker PowerCore 10,000[3] or Zendure A2[4] – pocketable, high-capacity batteries that charge your phone fast and are also pretty tough. If you’re taking out young kids who have tablets but not phones, it’s also worth considering Mi-Fi[5] (mobile Wi-Fi routers).

Pok?mon GO news

Gen 2 Pok?mon

80 Pok?mon from Generation 2 are now in the game. They include Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile and more.

Plus, there are a few new features in the update to the game:

  • New Evolutions: Some of the original Pok?mon can evolve into Gen 2 Pok?mon. You need to collect items from Pok?Stops (guaranteed on your 7-day streak) to evolve some Pok?mon.
  • Gameplay: Monsters might react in new ways as you’re trying to catch them.
  • Item carousels: These appear on the main screen and allow you to select Berries and Pok? Balls without going into your bag all the time.
  • New Berries: Two new Berries are available at Pok?Stops: Nanab Berries and Pinap Berries.

    The first slows a monster, while the latter doubles the amount of Candy you get.

  • New Avatars: Finally, there are more options in your wardrobe to customise your avatar (most are paid-for).

Legendary Pok?mon

In an interview with Wired Germany, Niantic CEO John Hanke confirmed that the legendary Pok?mon (Zapdos, Articuno, Moltres, Mew and MewTwo) will come to the game by the end of the year.[6] He reiterated what he’d previously said to Vice in another interview, that two things need to happen before these rare Pok?mon are introduced to the game. One is PvP (player-versus-player) battles, and the other is gym battles.

Hanke also told Vice that trading would soon be coming to Pok?mon GO. And those legendary Pok?mon could arrive as early as summer 2017: upon accepting the Webby Award for Best Mobile Game of 2017, Archit Bhargava, Global Marketing lead for Niantic, said: “This summer will be legendary.”

How to play Pok?mon GO

How to use Nearby feature

You’ll see a photograph of the Pok?Stop where nearby Pok?mon are hiding. To use it, tap the three paw prints icon which will reveal on the map where that Pok?Stop is.

It will also highlight it in pink so you can more easily navigate to it. You’ll get a notification if the Pok?mon flees before you get there. o When you first launch Pok?mon GO you need to select the clothing for your avatar. A recent update allows you to customise this, which is handy if you want your clothes to match the colour of your team. o You are then offered three Pok?mon, of which you get to choose one to try to catch.

Tap on the Pok?mon and your camera app will open showing the Pok?mon somewhere near you. Find it, then try to catch it. This is achieved using a Pok?Ball, which you flick at the Pok?mon aiming at the circle that appears over its head.

The smaller the circle the easier the Pok?mon will be to catch, but the better your aim will need to be. A green circle means the Pok?mon is relatively easy to catch, orange is medium difficulty and red is hard. o The ultimate aim of the game is to catch all the Pok?mon.

You can hold 250 Pok?mon in your inventory without upgrading it; likewise, you can hold only 350 things (such as Pok?Balls) in your items without upgrading your bag.

How to get Pikachu

You can get Pikachu as your starter Pok?mon if you are the patient type. To do so, ignore the starter Pok?mon you are offered and walk away. Do this four times and you should eventually be offered Pikachu.

How to find Pok?mon

o Now it’s time to go out and about to find Pok?mon in the wild.

Pok?mon GO displays a map of your surroundings, and nearby Pok?mon are shown in the bar at the bottom right with a photograph of the Pok?Stop closest to them. If the Pok?mon is greyed out then it is one you haven’t seen before and is not yet in your Pok?Dex. o You’ll find different Pok?mon in different areas. For example, near a lake or river you might find water Pok?mon, and in towns and rural areas you’ll likely find a lot of normal Pok?mon.

In our experience some of the most common are Pidgeys and Rattatas, but both can become quite powerful when powered up fully and then evolved. Don’t worry if certain Pok?mon are never in your area – you can still hatch them via eggs. o Crowdsourced maps were available that could help you to find certain Pok?mon.

These Pok?mon Go maps included Pok?mon Go Nests Curated Map[7] and Pok?Radar[8] and Pok?Vision[9], while the PokeDetector app for Android was able to run in the background and tell you when a Pok?mon was in the vicinity. Unfortunately, many of these have recently been pulled offline. o A new phenomenon termed ‘nests’ is another way to find Pok?mon in the wild. Nests are where Pok?mon of a certain type cluster and are regularly found in close proximity.

There are nests scattered across the UK and beyond, and you’ll find a full list of nest locations on Reddit[10] and a curated Pok?mon GO nest locations map here[11]. o For every Pok?mon you catch you’ll get 100 stardust and 100 XP points. If it’s a Pok?mon you haven’t seen before you will get an extra 500 XP when it is added to the Pok?Dex.

You can also earn extra XP by completing a nice throw. You also get a number of candies which are required when you power up or evolve a Pok?mon; the exact number depends on the Pok?mon you catch. o Soon enough you will run out of Pok?Balls.

You can collect more from Pok?Stops, which are usually found in towns and cities or places of interest. Alternatively, Pok?Balls are among the items you can buy with coins in the Shop; you will receive some coins for levelling up, or you can make an in-app purchase. o You can see which Pok?mon you have at any time by clicking the Pok?Ball at the bottom of the screen and choosing Pok?mon. The aim of the game is to power up your Pok?mon so they are sufficiently powerful to win gym battles, which become accessible from level 5. o Our best tip is to power up Pok?mon in their first stage as far as you can before you evolve them, and you will get a much higher combat rating in return – however, be selective about which Pok?mon you power up as stardust is like gold.

If you have a Pok?mon with a low combat power that has already been evolved it’s not worth keeping. You can power-up, evolve or trade a Pok?mon by selecting the Pok?Ball icon, tapping Pok?mon and then choosing the Pok?mon in question and scrolling down to choose one of those options. If you trade a Pok?mon you cannot get it back later, though you will get one candy in return. (Note that the Trade option has now been moved to a separate menu – view the Pok?mon you want to trade and tap the three lines icon at the bottom of the screen and choose Trade.)

o Until you hit level 11 the number of XP you need to progress through each level goes up in increments of 1000XP. After level 10 you need 10,000 XP to progress to each new level, and this gradually increases. For example, to progress to level 20 from 19 you’ll need 25,000 XP, 50,000XP to hit level 21 and 75,000XP to hit level 22.

How to evolve Eevee

Eevee is able to evolve into a Vaporeon, a Flareon or a Jolteon.

It can also evolve into Umbreon and Espeon, which are both Gen 2 ‘mon. There’s a special trick that allows you to select which evolution you get, but it works only once for each evolution. If you want to give it a go, simply rename Eevee and then restart the app before you evolve it.

For a Vaporeon rename Eevee as Rainer, for a Flareon rename Eevee as Pyro, and for a Jolteon rename Eevee as Sparky. For Umbreon, rename an Evee to Sakura, and for Espeon, use Tamao. Just bear in mind that this works only once for each of the three evolutions, so you may want to wait until you have an Eevee with high Combat Power.

Also read our Pokemon Sun and Moon review[12]

How to battle and train

o Once you hit level 5 you get to choose your team: Team Instinct (yellow), Team Mystic (blue) or Team Valor (red). You will be prompted to do so when you first visit a gym. Choose carefully: you can’t change your mind later.

The team leaders have now been announced for each team: Team Valor is Candela, Team Mystic is Blanche, and Team Instinct is Spark. Pokemon Go team leaders
o You’ll see four types of gyms on the map: grey, yellow, blue and red.

Grey gyms are unclaimed, but you can’t walk straight up to these and add a Pok?mon because the person who just took down the gym has a while to put their own Pok?mon in the gym. o If a gym matches the colour of your team you can enter and train your Pok?mon in order to increase the Prestige of the gym (which makes it more difficult for rival teams to win). If you level up the gym through training you will also be able to leave behind one of your Pok?mon to help protect that gym from rival teams. o To begin training in a friendly gym you enter and press the glove icon.

Battle will commence, and you will use six Pok?mon to beat as many of the Pok?mon defending that gym as possible, so it makes sense to choose your strongest Pok?mon against the defending Pok?mon (for help as to what Pok?mon to choose see Pok?mon Matchups[13]). However, you will add more prestige points to the gym if you can defeat the defending Pok?mon with one that has a lower CP than it. Tap your opponent to fight (but be careful not to tap too fast or the game may glitch), and long-tap to perform a special move.

If you know your Pok?mon you’ll know some types are better at fighting certain types than others – you can pick which Pok?mon you take into battle by tapping on it and selecting a new one before the contest begins. At the end of the battle, whether you win or lose, the gym’s prestige will increase and you will earn XP. However, your Pok?mon will also lose HP.

You can increase its health with a Potion, Super Potion, Hyper Potion, Max Potion or Revive, which can be picked up from Pok?Stops or when you level up and are found in your Items (click the Pok?Ball and choose Items). If you manage to level up the gym, click the icon with the plus to add a Pok?mon of your choice. o If a gym is not friendly and you want to battle in an attempt to take it over, visit the gym and scroll left and right through the defending Pok?mon to see whether your Pok?mon are powerful enough to take it on.

If you think you can do it, press the star icon to begin. You get to choose six Pok?mon to take into battle with you, and if you manage to take out any of the Pok?mon defending the gym you will lower its prestige. Again, your Pok?mon will lose health, so you may need to revive them in between battles.

When the gym’s prestige hits level one a win will turn the gym grey, or neutral. At this point it is free to anyone, so get in there quick to add your Pok?mon before the rival team beats you to it. o When you win your first gym go immediately to the Shop and click the shield at the top of the screen where it says Collect now. You’ll get 500 stardust and 10 coins, and your 21-hour countdown will begin.

At the end of this time you’ll receive rewards for however many gyms you are holding, regardless of whether you have held them for the full 21 hours. o If you can hold on to a gym for 21 hours you will receive stardust and XP in return. If you don’t regularly visit an area where there are lots of Pok?mon to catch, for instance a city centre, this is probably the second easiest way to gain stardust (the easiest is through hatching eggs). See also: How to remove a location, business or venue as a Pok?mon Go gym or Pok?Stop[14].

Daily bonuses

Pok?mon GO gives you a daily bonus for catching a Pok?mon and visiting a Pok?Stop.

If you get this bonus for seven days in a row, you will get bigger bonuses. You’re eligible for the next day’s bonus from midnight onwards. Pokemon GO daily bonuses & streaks

Bonus for catching a Pok?mon each day:

  • 500 XP
  • 600 Stardust

Bonus for catching a Pok?mon every day for 7 days:

  • 2,000 XP
  • 2,400 Stardust

Bonus for visiting a Pok?Stop each day:

  • 500 XP
  • A number of additional items

Bonus for visiting a Pok?Stop every day for 7 days:

  • 2,000 XP
  • A greater number of additional items (up to 60 in some cases) plus a guaranteed evolution item.

How to appraise Pok?mon

A new update to Pok?mon GO allows Team leaders Candela, Spark and Blanche to appraise your Pok?mon.

This can be handy in terms of choosing which Pok?mon to keep when you have multiples of the same type, and also which to enter into battle. Appraising your Pok?mon is easy: you simply open the Pok?mon menu and select a Pok?mon, then tap on the circular three lines icon at the bottom of the screen and choose Appraise. Tap the screen to move through the appraisal dialogue.

Pokemon Go appraisal

The tricky part is interpreting the Team leader’s predefined responses. @PokemonGoNews[15] has published this handy guide (via Games Press). Click/tap to view at full size. Pokemon Go appraisal chart

Pok?mon GO FAQ

What is a Pok?Ball?

A Pok?Ball is the ball you use to catch wild Pok?mon.

You can collect more Pok?Balls from Pok?Stops, when you level up or from the Shop.

What is a Pok?Stop?

A Pok?Stop is a place from which you can win rewards simply by visiting. You might get Pok?Balls, potions and revives, for example. You need to be near the Pok?Stop in order to access it – a blue circle will appear around it when you are close enough.

When you have visited that Pok?Stop it will turn purple, and you need to wait a few minutes before you can visit it again.

What is the Pok?Dex?

The Pok?Dex is a catalogue of all the Pok?mon you have caught, plus any that you have seen but not managed to catch. The aim of the game is to catch them all.

What is a gym?

There are neutral, friendly and rival gyms. You can claim a neutral gym by adding your Pok?mon.

In friendly gyms you can train up your Pok?mon to increase the gym’s prestige and to earn XP; if you level up the gym you can leave behind a Pok?mon to help defend it. In rival gyms you can battle Pok?mon in an attempt to lower the gym’s prestige and eventually take over that gym.

Why can’t I add my Pok?mon to a friendly gym?

You need to level it up through training first. A level one gym needs to be level two before it can accept a second Pok?mon; a level two gym needs to be a level three gym before it can accept a third Pok?mon and so on.

Why can’t I win a gym?

If you have all but defeated your opponent but it refuses to die, this is a server issue.

If it won’t let you walk away, restart the game and try again. Try tapping slower on your opponent to prevent it glitching.

How do I get more Pok?Balls?

You can get more Pok?Balls at Pok?Stops, by levelling up or in the Shop.

How do I get more stardust?

Stardust is earned by catching a Pok?mon- you’ll get 100 stardust for each Pok?mon you catch. A faster way to earn stardust is to leave Pok?mon in as many gyms as you can.

For each Pok?mon you manage to keep in a gym for a day you will earn 500 stardust. Note that the time limit is an overall limit – when it gets down to the last few minutes you need to adding Pok?mon to gyms everywhere in order to get the most benefit. You can also earn stardust hatching eggs.

How do I get more candy?

Candies are earned when you catch a Pok?mon, though the number you receive depends on which Pok?mon you catch.

You can also earn one candy when you trade a Pok?mon, and candies when you hatch an egg. New is the ability to also earn candy by selecting one Pok?mon as a buddy[16] to walk with you. Candies are specific to a Pok?mon type, so you can’t use Rattata candy with a Pidgey, for example.

How do I get more coins?

Coins are earned by levelling up and by leaving your Pok?mon in a gym for a full day.

It takes a while to earn them, so you can also buy them in the shop if you’re prepared to spend real money.

How do I level up? How do I earn XP?

XP is earned for basically everything you do. You’ll earn 500XP for evolving a Pok?mon, 50XP for visiting a Pok?Stop, and a minimum of 100XP for catching a Pok?mon (you’ll get 500 bonus XP if it’s a Pok?mon not currently in your Pok?Dex).

When you earn enough XP you will progress a level, and get various goodies in return.

What is Potion? What is Super Potion? What is Hyper Potion?

What is Max Potion? What is Revive?

When your Pok?mon either train or battle in a gym they lose health. This can be restored using a potion, super potion, hyper potion, max potion or revive.

A potion restores the Pok?mon’s HP by 20 points, a super potion does so by 50 points, a hyper potion by 200 points, and a max potion by whatever is the Pok?mon’s max HP. A revive restores a fainted Pok?mon, and now works when a Pok?mon faints in training as well as in a gym battle.

What is incense?

Incense, available in the Shop or when you level up, draws nearby Pok?mon to your location for 30 minutes. Only you benefit from it.

What is a lure module?

A lure works like incense, drawing out nearby Pok?mon.

However, it must be used at a Pok?Stop, and all players can benefit you’ll spot one by the pink and purple petals coming out of it. Be warned that the lure will be visible on the map to all players, so for your own safety it’s probably not a good idea to use one in a dodgy area when you are alone if you want to keep your phone.

What is a lucky egg?

A lucky egg earns double XP for 30 minutes. For a quick way to level up, collect as many rattatas and pidgeys as you can, then activate the lucky egg and evolve those Pok?mon.

You’ll get 1000 XP for each one you evolve. You can get lucky eggs by levelling up or in the shop.

How do I get more eggs?

You’ll get Pok?mon eggs at Pok?Stops, but you can hold only nine at once and, at the moment, it is not possible to delete eggs you don’t want (for example 2k eggs to make room for 5- and 10k eggs).

How do I hatch an egg?

To hatch an egg you will need an incubator, which you can sometimes find at Pok?Stops or you can get them when you level up or buy them in the Shop. Bought incubators are three-uses only.

To hatch an egg, click the Pok?mon icon, choose Pok?mon and slide across to the Eggs tab. Pick an egg. To hatch it you will need to walk a certain distance, which is shown below the egg.

Longer distances are likely to return more powerful Pok?mon. Add it to an incubator, then get moving to hatch that egg. Distance is tracked via GPS, and if you move too fast it won’t be counted, so no cheating by getting in the car.

What is a Great Ball?

A Great Ball is like a Pok?Ball but better, and has a more successful catch rate than a standard Pok?Ball.

If there’s a Pok?mon you really want to catch, use a Great Ball instead of a Pok?Ball. This is achieved by tapping the bag icon mid-capture attempt. Later in the game you also get Ultra Balls, which are bigger still.

What are Razz Berries?

Razz Berries can be fed to tough Pok?mon in order to make them easier to catch on your next throw.

You can pick them up when you level up and at Pok?Stops.

Generation 2 Pok?mon

We had hoped the new Pok?mon coming on 12 December would be the full set of 2nd generation. However it Niantic released them slowly, starting with the babies. To get some, you’ll need to collect eggs from Pok?Stops and walk to hatch them.

Here is the full list of new Pok?mon which must be hatched: (you can see their outlines in the Pok?dex if you have their evolved forms)

  • Cleffa (evolves to Clefairy) – 2km egg
  • Igglybuff (evolves to Jigglypuff) – 2km egg
  • Togepi (this can then be evolved to Togetic) – 5km egg
  • Pichu (evolves to Pikachu) – 5km egg
  • Magby (evolves to Magmar) – 10km egg
  • Smoochum (evolves to Jynx) – 10km egg
  • Elekid (evolves to Electabuzz) – 10km egg

No cheating in Pok?mon GO

Niantic has written a blog post[17] confirming that those who cheat WILL have their accounts terminated. Pok?mon GO creator Niantic Labs has issued a statement claiming that if you cheat, you’re out! After a raft of users publicly (and others not so publicly) demonstrated how they could just sit indoors and trick the game into thinking they were outside roaming the world, Niantic is attempting to crack down on the players supposedly gaining an unfair advantage.

The list, here, says reasons for players being banned “includes, but is not limited to: falsifying your location, using emulators, modified or unofficial software and/or accessing Pok?mon GO clients or backends in an unauthorized manner including through the use of third party software.”[18] So, if you’re doing any of the above, don’t be suprised if one day your Pok? pals take a hike. You can submit a ban appeal[19], but if you want to be safe, just get outside, we say.

Pok?mon GO is a hit with Siri… well, sort of

Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri, has a load of new responses to the question: ‘Do you like Pok?mon GO?’ Most are positive, for example “I like playing peekaboo with Pikachu” and “Of course.

That’s what it’s all about. Oh, wait, that’s the Hok? Pok?mon.” But we also like: “Snorlax. Zzzz.

Sorry, what was the question?”

How to change Pok?mon GO username

It is now possible to change your Pok?mon GO username, but you can do so only once. Tap on the Pok?Ball on the main screen and select Settings. Scroll down to and select Change Nickname.

You’ll receive the message: ‘Do you want to change your nickname? You can change your nickname only once. It will be displayed to other Trainers, so please choose carefully!’ Select Yes or No to continue.

How much does Pok?mon GO cost?

Pok?mon GO is free to download and play, but it is possible to buy Pok?Coins that will unlock special items within the game.

Pok?Coins are the in-game currency, and they are available without handing over real cash, but you’ll pick them up at a slower rate than you might like during the early stages of Pok?mon GO. You can buy Pok?Coins at the following prices:

100 Pok?Coins: ?0.79
550 Pok?Coins: ?3.99
1,200 Pok?Coins: ?7.99
2,500 Pok?Coins: ?14.99
5,200 Pok?Coins: ?29.99
14,500 Pok?Coins: ?79.99 Pok?mon GO Plus costs £34.99 and is now available to
pre-order, although it has been delayed in the UK until September. Click here for more details on Pok?mon GO Plus.

You might also like: 8 best mystery subscription boxes for nerds[20][21][22] Also see: Nintendo Classic Mini NES release date, specs, games and features[23].

What is Pok?mon GO?

Pok?mon GO is a mobile game for Android and iPhone developed by The Pok?mon Company and Niantic, a former Google startup that has since branched out on its own and is known for its earlier augmented-reality mobile game Ingress. Nintendo is also contributing with the development and manufacture of the companion Pok?mon GO Plus (see below for more details on that).

Pok?mon GO is a mobile app that you download to your Android smartphone[24] or iPhone[25], but play in the real world through augmented reality. John Hanke, founder of Niantic, said: “For the first time, Pok?mon will roam free in the real world. Pok?mon GO will allow players to capture Pok?mon who inhabit parks, shopping areas, sidewalks and the countryside all around the world.

Imagine discovering a Squirtle hiding along the waterfront in San Francisco, a Bulbasaur at Shinjuku Station or a Pikachu beneath the Eiffel Tower.” In Pok?mon GO the aim is to locate, catch, battle and trade Pok?mon, and you are encouraged to connect with other nearby Pok?mon GO players as you do so. “Get on your feet and step outside to find and catch wild Pok?mon.

Explore cities and towns around where you live and even around the globe to capture as many Pok?mon as you can. As you move around, your smartphone will vibrate to let you know you’re near a Pok?mon. Once you’ve encountered a Pok?mon, take aim on your smartphone’s touch screen and throw a Pok?

Ball to catch it. Be careful when you try to catch it, or it might run away! Also look for Pok?Stops located at interesting places, such as public art installations, historical markers, and monuments, where you can collect more Pok?

Balls and other items,” writes The Pok?mon Company on its official blog.

Pok?mon GO Screenshots

Pokemon Go screenshots

When you first sign into Pok?mon GO you need to pick your avatar, and at the moment this cannot be altered later. Pokemon Go screenshots

You’ll then get a choice of three Pok?mon to catch to get you started. And that’s pretty much as far as the tutorial goes.

Pokemon Go screenshots

Pok?Stops are places you can get new items, such as Pok?Balls. You need to be within close range of a Pok?Stop to benefit – when a blue circle appears around it you are close enough. Tap on the Pok?Stop and spin the wheel to get your goodies.

The Pok?Stop will turn purple for a few minutes afterward, and you need to wait for it to revert to blue to hit it again. A Pok?Stop with pink and purple petals flying out on it has a Lure Module attached to it – these draw nearby Pok?mon to the stop for 30 minutes, so hang around for a bit if you can. Pokemon Go screenshots

At any time you can tap the menu at the bottom left to see which Pok?mon are nearby, and how close they are (shown by one, two or three footsteps).

When you spot a Pok?mon on the map, tap on it. Pokemon Go screenshots

To catch the Pok?mon you need to throw a Pok?Ball at it, and hit it within the circle that appears around its face. The higher the CP (combat power) the harder it will be to catch, although your ability to catch better Pok?mon increases as you level up, and later in the game you can also use Great Balls (big Pok?Balls).

Pokemon Go screenshots

If you don’t want the Pok?mon you can transfer it to the Professor in return for a candy, although you can hold up to 250 Pok?mon so there’s no need to decide at once. Pokemon Go screenshots

An alternative to transferring the Pok?mon is to Evolve it – provided you have the required amount of candy to do so. We strongly recommend you power up the Pok?mon in its primary stage as far as possible in order to get higher combat power when it evolves.

Pokemon Go screenshots

At any time you can click the Pok?Ball at the bottom of the screen and choose Pok?mon to see your current Pok?mon. A slide to the right will also show you any eggs you have incubating. Pokemon Go

Other options here include the Shop, where you can buy incense, potions, more Pok?Balls and the like, and the Pok?Dex, which is a catalogue of all the Pok?mon you have seen or caught so far.

Pokemon Go screenshots

When your Pok?mon are ready you can take part in battles at gyms. You can train in a friendly gym to increase its prestige – if you level it up you’ll be able to leave your own Pok?mon behind to help defend it. Battles take place in rival gyms in an attempt to lower their prestige and hopefully claim that gym for your own team.

You can see on the map when a battle is taking place at a gym by the whirlwhind, sparks and smoke coming out its top.

The Pok?Dex

Below is a list of the Pok?mon in the Pok?Dex for Gen 1, although there have been no confirmed sightings of Farfetch’d (083), Articuno (144), Zapdos (145), Moltres (146), Mewtwo (150) and Mew (151).

001. Bulbasaur
002. Ivysaur

004. Charmander
005. Charmeleon

007. Squirtle
008. Wartortle

010. Caterpie
011. Metapod

013. Weedle
014. Kakuna

016. Pidgey
017. Pidgeotto

019. Rattata
020. Raticate

022. Fearow
023. Ekans

025. Pikachu
026. Raichu

028. Sandslash
029. Nidoran F

031. Nidoqueen
032. Nidoran M

034. Nidoking
035. Clefairy

037. Vulpix
038. Ninetales

040. Wigglytuff
041. Zubat

043. Oddish
044. Gloom

046. Paras
047. Parasect

049. Venomoth
050. Diglett

052. Meowth
053. Persian

055. Golduck
056. Mankey

058. Growlithe
059. Arcanine

061. Poliwhirl
062. Poliwrath

064. Kadabra
065. Alakazam

067. Machoke
068. Machamp

070. Weepinbell
071. Victreebel

073. Tentacruel
074. Geodude

076. Golem
077. Ponyta

079. Slowpoke
080. Slowbro

082. Magneton
083. Farfetch’d

085. Dodrio
086. Seel

088. Grimer
089. Muk

091. Cloyster
092. Gastly

094. Gengar
095. Onix

097. Hypno
098. Krabby

100. Voltorb
101. Electrode

103. Exeggutor
104. Cubone

106. Hitmonlee
107. Hitmonchan

109. Koffing
110. Weezing

112. Rhydon
113. Chansey

115. Kangaskhan
116. Horsea

118. Goldeen
119. Seaking

121. Starmie
122. Mr.

123. Scyther
124. Jynx

126. Magmar
127. Pinsir

129. Magikarp
130. Gyarados

132. Ditto
133. Eevee

135. Jolteon
136. Flareon

138. Omanyte
139. Omastar

141. Kabutops
142. Aerodactyl

144. Articuno
145. Zapdos

147. Dratini
148. Dragonair

150. Mewtwo
151. Mew

Here’s the list for Gen 2:

152. Chikorita
153. Bayleef

155. Cyndaquil
156. Quilava

158. Totodile
159. Croconaw

161. Sentret
162. Furret

164. Noctowl
165. Ledyba

167. Spinarak
168. Ariados

170. Chinchou
171. Lanturn

173. Cleffa
174. Igglybuff

176. Togetic
177. Natu

179. Mareep
180. Flaaffy

182. Bellossom
183. Marill

185. Politoed
186. Sudowoodo

188. Skiploom
189. Jumpluff

191. Sunkern
192. Sunflora

194. Wooper
195. Quagsire

197. Umbreon
198. Murkrow

200. Misdreavus
201. Unown

203. Girafarig
204. Pineco

206. Dunsparce
207. Gligar

209. Snubbull
210. Granbull

212. Scizor
213. Shuckle

215. Sneasel
216. Teddiursa

218. Slugma
219. Magcargo

221. Piloswine
222. Corsola

224. Octillery
225. Delibird

227. Skarmory
228. Houndour

230. Kingdra
231. Phanpy

233. Porygon2
234. Stantler

236. Tyrogue
237. Hitmontop

239. Elekid
240. Magby

242. Blissey
243. Raikou

245. Suicune
246. Larvitar

248. Tyranitar
249, Lugia
250. Ho-Oh


Pok?mon GO accessories

Pok?mon GO Plus UK release date: 16 September 2016

Buy Pokemon Go Plus here (?34.99)[26]

Pok?mon GO Plus

Pok?mon GO Plus is a companion device that is either clipped on or strapped to the wrist and worn like a watch. Pok?mon GO functions without the Pok?mon GO Plus, but the device is expected to enhance enjoyment of the augmented reality game. Pok?mon GO Plus was developed and manufactured by Nintendo, and launched in the UK on 16 September at a price of ?34.99/£34.99.

It’s available to order now from the Nintendo Store[27], but the first stocks have already gone and new orders won’t ship until late October. Pok?mon GO Plus lets you play Pok?mon GO without looking at your phone by delivering haptic feedback and flashing LEDs in a series of colours. It encourages players to look not only at their phones and Pok?mon GO, but to experience what’s going on around them in the real world.

Pok?mon GO Plus connects to your phone over Bluetooth and notifies you about events within the game, such as a nearby Pikachu. A button on the front of the Pok?mon GO Plus also lets you perform simple actions such as throwing a Pok? Ball and catching Pok?mon.

Pok?mon GO kinetic motion controller

The Pok?mon GO Plus[28] isn’t the only Pok?mon GO accessory on the horizon.

GamerReality LLC has developed a kinetic motion controller for Pok?mon Go that you physically throw to catch a Pok?mon in the app. It’s on KickStarter[29]. PokeBall

Pok?mon GO Aimer

There’s also the Pok?mon Go Aimer, which sits on top of your phone screen and improves your throw accuracy, which should result in fewer lost Pok?Balls.

The Aimer is available in black, pink, blue, red or white and costs £9.99 direct from[30].

Pokemon Go Aimer

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