Pokémon GO they’re doing water/ice types
Also in Pokémon GO store are new bundles that include the new “Star Piece” item which gives you a 50% increase in Stardust for 30 minutes, a rare new consumable for a game that almost never adds them. But what you really want to hear about are the new Pokémon that were just added, so here’s the full list for your hunting pleasure:
Here's a visual reference guide for all 20 of those, if it helps you find them in the wild. It is not confirmed which, if any of these, have shiny versions, as of yet.
And, as an added bonus, Gen 2’s gift-giving Pokémon Delibird has finally been added into the game as well, with little fanfare. Other highlights include Wailmer being the new Magikarp taking 400 candies to evolve into Wailord, and Feebas having a buddy walking requirement before being able to evolve with 100 candies.
Interestingly, though water-type Legendary Kyogre is seen in the promotional art for the water/ice release, he’s not actually a raid boss yet. It did take Groudon a little while to be added as a raid boss into Pokemon GO (he’s still one, even with these new additions), but it’s possible Kyogre could show up at the same time, as in the lore, the two Legendaries battle and a third Legendary, Rayquaza, shows up to stop them. I'm not yet sure if any of these new Pokemon are raid bosses, but we'll know soon enough after release.
Opening up the game to look at the new selection, and there does seem to be a distinct bias toward these new water and ice types over everything else, even though the weather around here isn't rainy. In general, it’s been a little bit hard to find Gen 3 Pokémon as Gen 1 and 2 Pokémon I’ve already caught still seem to be everywhere, and I’m curious how both Gen 3 is weighted, and how these new additions are weighted as they’re added gradually into the game.
It seems likely we might keep getting these in relatively small batches of 20-30. There are still fire and ground/rock types to come, which are the biggest groups, but it appears Pokémon GO is trying something new, dragging this out over a period of weeks or even months. I’m not quite sure yet if I like this gradual rollout over Gen 2’s “dump everything in there” move, but it seems to be going okay so far.
So, keep a lookout for these guys. If it were me, I’d be hunting the third stage evolutions like Ludicolo and Walrein, but I also really want a Wailord and Milotic. What’s #1 on your priority list with this new batch?