Pokémon GO creator Niantic announced today that Generation 2 is finally coming to the popular mobile game this week and fans are going crazy about this latest update.

Pokémon GO Gen 2 is rolling out (almost) all at once with 80+ new Gen 2 Pokémon appearing in the game by the end of this week.

“Today is a momentous occasion for our team here at Niantic which has been hard at work to deliver these additional Pokémon and build upon the encounter and capture mechanics for our passionate global community of Trainers playing Pokémon GO,” said John Hanke, founder and Chief Executive Officer, Niantic, Inc. “Pokémon GO is a live experience which we’ll be continuing to support and evolve in new and interesting ways for years to come with new gameplay features, in-game and live events, more Pokémon to discover and much more.”

This massive update includes a reworking of the encounter/capture system, new items for evolution, new types of berries, and brand-new customization items for trainers.

Niantic has sent out a few screenshots of the new update. Check them out below.


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