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‘Pokémon GO’ generation 2 is finally here!

  • Niantic has announced the Pokémon Go Gen 2 update, which brings the Johto starters from the Gen 2 games Gold and Silver, along with new evolutions and more.
  • Chikorita, Cyndaquil and Totodile — better known as the Johto starters — will finally make their Pokémon Go debut.
  • Other non-starter Pokémon include Crobat, Donphan, Hoothoot, Hoppip, Marill, Murkrow and Skarmory.
  • Official artwork for the Pokémon Go Gen 2 release also confirms the addition of new Eevee evolutions Espeon and Umbreon.
  • Overall, we can expect over 80 new Pokémon to join the game.
  • Niantic has re-done the encounter interface too. When engaging a Pokémon, new options will appear in a carousel, offering not just Pokéballs but new berries you can use as well. Read more (2/15/17 8:30 AM)

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so, a little pokemon history for you,,

in GSC, the pokemon sprites consisted of two colors (from a limited palette), plus black, plus transparent. which, because the background was white, ended up looking like white. It looked great despite the limitations, giving it a very signature, nostalgic feeling, and lending otherwise complicated designs more of a streamlined appeal.

Unfortunately, it could lead to some truly menacing effects.

Truly.

Menacing.