The second generation of Pokemon have finally arrived in Pokemon Go. While many people dropped off long ago, there’s still millions of loyal players. The fact that the servers struggled to keep up on Thursday night, just like when the game was first released last summer, show that the interest is still there, even if the “cool factor” has vanished. Along with 80 new creatures to catch or evolve, the game has added a bunch of other tweaks, features, and changes. So whether you’re still playing every day, or the arrival of new Pokemon will get you to dust off the app after ignoring it for a while, here’s everything you need to know about the biggest Pokemon Go update so far.
There are now more options for customizing your trainer avatar. However, they all cost Pokecoins to buy, which is a bummer. We know it’s possible to earn the coins for free rather than buy them using real money, but those Pokecoins would be much better spent on incubators, lures, or lucky eggs. We’re sure some players who are “completionists” will shell out the coins (or real dough) to buy every available new piece of clothing, but frankly, we’d advise against it. It’s just a cosmetic change, with no real benefit. This is a fairly useless addition, but we suppose some people will care.