Hey, remember when Niantic revealed that Pokémon Go would be getting 80 new creatures from the Johto region in an update this week? That update is live, like, right now! And given that the three gyms where I’ve had pokémon defending for the last few weeks are now suddenly under the control of the worst team (Valor, obviously), it seems people are already flocking back to the game.
The update, which includes almost all of the series’ Gen 2 pokémon, adds an overhauled UI for catching pokémon, new berries, and more customization items for your avatar. The update also promises “new encounter gameplay,” which should make pokémon “react in new ways as you’re trying to catch them”. Exciting stuff!