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Pokémon GO updated with gameplay improvements and more than 80 new Pokémon
By Peter Chu - on 17 Feb 2017, 11:32am

Pokémon GO updated with more than 80 new Pokémon and gameplay improvements

It’s Pokémon GO season once again, folks, as Niantic has officially updated the game with more than 80 Generation II Pokémon – you know, the ones from Pokémon Gold and Silver, like Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile, for example.

Apart from the swarm of new Pokémon, the game itself has been updated with a number of gameplay improvements. There are now evolution items that can be obtained by spinning Photo Discs at PokéStops to evolve Pokémon like Eevee into Umbreon, Onix into Steelix, and Slowbro into Slowking.

There are also two new types of berries as well: Nanab berries, which will slower the movement speed of Pokémon to make them easier to catch, and Pinap berries, which will double the amount of candy you’ll receive if your next catch is successful. It’s worth mentioning that the berries how have a dedicated drawer of their own for easy access, and are no longer stored together with your Pokéballs.

Also, the Pokémon that you encounter in the wild will also react in new ways when you attempt to catch them. Niantic hasn’t specifically mentioned what these new ways are, but prior to the update, Pokémon would react to your advances by deflecting your Pokéball.

Lastly, you will also be able to personalize the avatar of your in-game character with a range of new apparel and accessories, like hats, shirts, and pants.

The Pokémon GO update has already gone live, and you should be able to update the app through the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Source: The Pokémon Company via TechCrunch