It looks like trainers would be able to catch Gen 2 Pokémon in the streets very soon. Latest reports say the next update will bring a host of Gen II creatures, such as Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile and more. Now, here's the latest round-up of update about Pokémon Go Generation 2 release date, Pokémon Battles and trading.
At San Diego Comic-Con last July, Niantic officials confirmed that they will release Gen 2 Pokémon in the hit mobile game. The highly anticipated addition of new digital monsters will increase the original 151 Pokemon in the game.
Furthermore, the introduction of new monsters will change the line-up of "common" monsters, which are pidgey, ratata and zubat. Many players have been complaining that there's a lack of diversity in monsters that can be caught in the wild. Gaming analysts say the addition of Gen 2 Pokemon will definitely bring new dimension to the mobile game.
The upcoming new Pokémon might also be available for PvP battles. At recent TechCrunch Disrupt event, Niantic CEO John Hanke confirmed that player versus player battles will arrive in the game very soon. He also narrated how he bonds with his 10-year-old through Pokémon Go.
"Battling is something we talk a lot about. It's probably something that will make its way onto our roadmap," Hanke said.
As for the game's latest update, Forbes reported spawning nests have been totally randomized worldwide. Previously, there was a set list of monsters that will appear in a spawning nest. For example, a Dratini nest would only spawn Dratinis and an Eevee nest would only summons Eevee.
Now, in the latest update, game developers have totally randomized the spawn system. For example, a Squirtle nest can now spawn Ponytas, Charmanders, Abras, Bulbasaurs or other, depending on where players are.
Interestingly, the upcoming updates in Pokémon GO might attract more players as latest reports say active users have been decreasing in the past several months. In mid-July, the game had around 45 million active users. Then that number began to decline somewhere around 30 million users.
The Gen 2 update and Pokémon battles are features that will certainly make the game more exciting. As of now, Hanke is still tight-lipped about the exact release date of these updates, but we expect they will arrive before the year ends.
In a report from Slice Intelligence, it says the paying population of Pokémon go in the United States has declined by 79 percent. However, it still remains the most profitable mobile game ever.