After anniversary teases and the announcement of Ultra Bonuses, today marks the day that new Pokémon will finally become available in Pokémon GO. Native to the Unova region from Pokémon Black and White for the Nintendo DS, a ton of fifth generation Pokémon are migrating to the real world via the popular mobile game.
?? Get ready for a Unova unveiling, Trainers! ? ?
It’s almost time for new encounters with Pokémon featured in Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version. Will you be the first to catch all of them? ? #PokemonGOhttps://t.co/3RQE8QbDVy pic.twitter.com/PnBXKNnVQ2
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) September 16, 2019
The official Pokémon GO blog went in depth on what Trainers should expect later today. In the wild, players can catch Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Patrat, Lillipup, Purrloin, Pidove, Blitzle, and more in the wild. The blog also detailed which Unova Pokémon are region exclusive:
- Asia-Pacific: Pansage
- Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia: Pansear
- Americas, Greenland: Panpour
- Western Hemisphere: Heatmor
- Eastern Hemisphere: Durant
On the raid front, Patrat, Lillipup, and Klink will debut with their Shiny forms. At the time of writing, Klink will not yet be available in the wild, so players will have to battle this Pokémon when it spawns in Gyms. These will join Mewtwo, replacing Deoxys in legendary raids for this week, complete with Psystrike and its own Shiny form available for the first time.
Players can also expect new hatches from their Eggs starting today! 2km Eggs will yield Patrat, Lillipup, Purrloin, and Pidove. 5km Eggs will net the starters, as well as Blitzle, Drilbur, and Foongus. As for 10km Eggs, Ferroseed, Klink, Litwick, Golett, Deino will be available.
Finally, a new item called an Unova Stone will allow certain Pokémon like Lampent to evolve, with Serebii reporting the same for Pansage, Pansear, Panpour, Munna, Minccino, and Eelektrik. Trainers can earn these through Research Breakthroughs!
I wasn’t anticipating a strong start to the premiere of Unova Pokémon in Pokémon GO, but I’m certainly not complaining. I just hope RNG will be on my side while I try to hatch me a Deino early on. Which Unova Pokémon are you hoping to encounter first? Let us know in the comments.