Niantic is working hard to revive the Pokemon Go scene after widespread player disapproval, and things appear to be headed in the right direction.
After a successful Halloween event that saw an increase in rare “spooky” Pokemon spawns and double candy handouts, Niantic followed that up by introducing daily quests and weekly bonuses. On top of that, they are celebrating the bonuses with more bonuses, by doubling the payout from Pokestops for the week of November 6-11.
They also updated the app in an attempt to balance gym battling, and added a brief exclusivity window to add your Pokemon to a just defeated gym, preventing another player from sniping the open spot.
The tech geeks (and we say that in a loving way) over at The Silph Road have dug into the code of the new update, and it reveals even more big things are in the pipeline. The update includes references to the entire second generation of Pokemon, from #152 (Chikorita) to #251 (Celebi). As you’re probably aware, Pokemon Go originally released with only the 151 first generation Pokemon, although there are some notable absences so far (Mew, Ditto, and the three legendary birds).
The second gen Pokemon don’t have movesets associated with them yet, so the game will require another update before you start to see different monsters popping up. Niantic hasn’t given any official timeline on when to expect the release of new Pokemon, but we can see from the code that they are working on it happening sometime in the near future.