80+ new Pokémon, berries and avatars coming later this week!

It’s finally official! Niantic just revealed that new Pokémon are coming later this week.  Here is the information as given in the press release.

More Pokémon

  • Additional Pokémon: More than 80 new Pokémon as well as Pokémon with gender-specific variations will start rolling out in Pokémon GO.
  • New Evolutions: Some Pokémon from the Kanto region (generation one) will soon be able to evolve into Pokémon that inhabit the Johto region (generation two)! Some new evolutions need Evolution items from PokéStops.

New game-play

  • New Encounter Gameplay: When you encounter Pokémon in the wild, they might react in new ways as you’re trying to catch them. You’ll also notice the addition of new item carousels that allow you to select Berries and Poké Balls directly from the encounter screen.
  • New Berries:  Two new Berries (Nanab and Pinab) by spinning the Photo Disc: a Nanab Berry will slow a Pokémon movements, making it easier to catch; the Pinap Berry doubles the amount of Candy you’ll receive if your next catch attempt succeeds.

New customization

  • New Avatars and an Expanded Wardrobe: Now you’ll be able to give your avatar a complete upgrade! Customize your look with a whole new selection of hats, shirts, pants, and other items.

Make good use of the last days to visit those generation one Pokémon nests, they will become a lot rarer in the near future!