Pokémon Go has been updated to introduce several new Pokémon from the Sinnoh region, which debuted in Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl. These primarily include evolutions, requiring a special item to access.
The Pokémon cited in the update included Lickilicky and Tangrowth, which evolve from Lickitung and Tangela respectively. Players must have Sinnoh Stones in order to evolve these Kanto-region Pokémon into their Sinnoh counterparts, and those aren’t easy to come by. Additional evolutions, as hinted at by attached art heralding the update (and seen above), are Ambipom, Gallade, and Yanmega — which come from Aipom, Kirlia, and Yanma.
There are also Pokémon that won’t require the rare Sinnoh Stones to capture, however. Cranidos and Shieldon, among others, can be found in the wild as of today’s version update. Niantic also hints at the inclusion of new Pokémon from the region in Pokémon Eggs.
But for competitors, not just collectors, Raid Battles are seeing a tweak too.
“You may notice that Pokémon that appear in Raid Battles are more powerful and sturdy when you challenge them,” reads the official update. “Plus, some moves that certain Pokémon know may be stronger or weaker when used in battle.”
Have fun testing that out starting now, with the update already live in Pokémon Go on both Android and iOS.