See our Gen 2 Pokemon GO 1st-wave list and release date timing

Chris Burns - Feb 16, 2017
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See our Gen 2 Pokemon GO 1st-wave list and release date timing

Our analysis of the clues presented in the code for Pokemon GO’s latest update are in, and it’s time to see what’s coming! Niantic suggested this week that they’d be releasing “more than 80” new Pokemon to the game soon – but there are 100 new Pokemon in the entirety of “Gen 2” – AKA Pokemon Silver and Gold. As such, we’ve combed through the clues and have spun up a list of Pokemon that’ll most likely be released with the first wave.

It’s been suggested to us by our anonymous source with information on the subject that the first 80 release could come as early as this weekend. If by some miracle Niantic finds itself prepared to release the lot before then, they’ll consider it. On the other hand, if something goes wrong between now and then with implementing the berries and other accessory additions to the game, we could be waiting longer.

That said, it does appear that all the new berries and the original Razz Berry are in the code looking rather similar to one-another at this point. If users don’t see new berries today, they’ll certainly see them soon. Have a peek at our APK teardown of Pokemon GO 0.57 to see more on the specifics of these berries.

Next we’re having a run-down look at all the Pokemon that’ll be released in Gen 2, eventually. That list begins at Pokedex entry 152, Chokorita, and runs through 251, Celebi. Much like the original list of 151, not all Pokemon will be released at one time. The Pokemon we’ve marked in the list below are amongst those most likely to be absent from this first wave.

152 CHIKORITA
153 BAYLEEF
154 MEGANIUM
155 CYNDAQUIL
156 QUILAVA
157 TYPHLOSION
158 TOTODILE
159 CROCONAW
160 FERALIGATR
161 SENTRET
162 FURRET
163 HOOTHOOT
164 NOCTOWL
165 LEDYBA
166 LEDIAN
167 SPINARAK
168 ARIADOS
169 CROBAT
170 CHINCHOU
171 LANTURN
172 PICHU
173 CLEFFA
174 IGGLYBUFF
175 TOGEPI
176 TOGETIC
177 NATU
178 XATU
179 MAREEP
180 FLAAFFY
181 AMPHAROS
182 BELLOSSOM
183 MARILL
184 AZUMARILL
* 185 SUDOWOODO
186 POLITOED
187 HOPPIP
188 SKIPLOOM
189 JUMPLUFF
190 AIPOM
* 191 SUNKERN
* 192 SUNFLORA
* 193 YANMA
194 WOOPER
195 QUAGSIRE
196 ESPEON
197 UMBREON
198 MURKROW
199 SLOWKING
200 MISDREAVUS
* 201 UNOWN
202 WOBBUFFET
203 GIRAFARIG
204 PINECO
205 FORRETRESS
206 DUNSPARCE
207 GLIGAR
208 STEELIX
209 SNUBBULL
210 GRANBULL
211 QWILFISH
212 SCIZOR
213 SHUCKLE
214 HERACROSS
215 SNEASEL
* 216 TEDDIURSA
* 217 URSARING
218 SLUGMA
219 MAGCARGO
220 SWINUB
221 PILOSWINE
222 CORSOLA
223 REMORAID
224 OCTILLERY
* 225 DELIBIRD
226 MANTINE
227 SKARMORY
228 HOUNDOUR
229 HOUNDOOM
230 KINGDRA
231 PHANPY
232 DONPHAN
233 PORYGON2
* 234 STANTLER
235 SMEARGLE
236 TYROGUE
237 HITMONTOP
238 SMOOCHUM
239 ELEKID
240 MAGBY
* 241 MILTANK
242 BLISSEY
* 243 RAIKOU
* 244 ENTEI
* 245 SUICUNE
246 LARVITAR
247 PUPITAR
248 TYRANITAR
* 249 LUGIA
* 250 HO_OH
* 251 CELEBI

Each of the Pokemon marked with a star above is likely to be separate from the first wave for its own reason. Below we have a list of Pokemon that already is or will likely soon be part of the not-yet-released crowd. Each Pokemon on this list has a reason for its entry, starting with Legendary and Mythic rarities.

• Articuno – Legendary
• Zapados – Legendary
• Moltres – Legendary
• Mewtwo – Legendary
• Mew – Mythic

• Raiko – Legendary
• Entei – Legendary
• Suicune – Legendary
• Lugia – Legendary
• Ho-oh – Legendary
• Celebi – Mythic

We also have a couple of oddities here that are so very different from their compatriots that we feel they’ll deserve their own event. Ditto had an event-level-release, so Miltank should too. Unown is the first of the “Symbol” type of Pokemon and is generally set aside from the rest of the pack.

• Unown – extremely odd
• Miltank – powers of Ditto, looks like a cow, very strange

There’s a big opportunity for a Spring event – possibly around Easter – that might include the following Pokemon. Here we’re thinking about plant types, a tree, a bear… If there were any other Pokemon that looked like normal animals that generally hibernated or went dormant during the winter, we’d add them here too.

• Yanma – plant, suitable for Spring event
• Sunkern – plant, ”
• Sunflora – plant, ”
• Sudowoodo – tree, ”
• Teddiursa – bear, ”
• Ursaring – bear, ”

Finally there’s Delibird and Stantler, both of which seem custom fit for the next Winter Break event. Our source suggested that Delibird was – at some point – considered for a Christmas 2016 release, but never made it past the cutting floor, so to speak. Probably for the best.

• Stantler – Holiday 2017
• Delibird – Holiday 2017

For more information on the Pokemon GO update that’s begun rolling out this week, head to our first news release in “more than 80 new Pokemon incoming”. Stick around as we continue to analyze and bring the details to the users before they’re official!


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