How many pokemon are there in Pokemon Go?

December 29th, 2016 | Tips and Tricks

As of December 2016, there are 154 known pokemon in Pokemon Go: 146 Generation I pokemon, seven Generation II babies and one Generation II pokemon Togetic, which can be evolved from baby Togepi.

Pokemon Go Generation I Pokemon

At first, Pokemon Go Pokedex only contained records of Generation I pokemon. Generation I consists of 151 pokemon, but five of them – Articuno (#144), Zapdos (#145), Moltres (#146), Mewtwo (#150) and Mew (#151) – are still not released into the Pokemon Go game. In addition, some of the Generation I pokemon are region specific, so you can only catch them in a certain geographic area. Region specific pokemon are:

  • Farfetch’d (#083) – Asia
  • Mime (#122) – Europe
  • Kangaskhan (#115) – Australia
  • Tauros (#128) – North America

Pokemon Go Generation II Pokemon

Some of the Generation II pokemon were released in December 2016 – there are currently seven baby pokemon available, and it is also possible to evolve Togepi into Togetic, which brings the total number of currently available Gen 2 pokemon to eight.

National Pokedex

Generation I and Generation II Pokedex entries are part of a much larger catalogue – the National Pokedex, which contains 721 records.

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PokemonGo Christmas Event: Free Single-Use Incubators, Gen 2 Baby Pokemon and More

December 28th, 2016 | PokemonGo News

PokemonGo Christmas Event

PokemonGo Christmas event brings us free single-use incubators, increased chances of hatching Gen 2 baby pokemon and increased spawn rates of certain Gen 1 pokemon, such as Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle.

You can also buy ‘gift boxes’ which include great balls, ultra balls and incubators — attractive items that were never available for purchase before.

There are two, slightly overlapping waves of the Christmas event.

1) December 25, 2016 — January 3, 2017

  • One free single-use incubator each day from your first-of-the-day pokestop spin;
  • Increased chances of hatching Generation 2 baby pokemon such as Togepi and Pichu.
PokemonGo Free Single-Use Incubators
PokemonGo Baby Pokemon: Smoochum, Magby, Elekid, Cleffa, Togepi, Igglybuff, Pichu
PokemonGo Togetic, Generation 2


2) December 30, 2016 — January 8, 2017

  • Lure Modules last for 60 minutes instead of 30 minutes
  • Increased chances of catching:
    • Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, and Venusaur
    • Charmander, Charmeleon, and Charizard
    • Squirtle, Wartortle, and Blastoise
PokemonGo Increased Spawns
PokemonGo Charmander
PokemonGo Bulbasaur


PokemonGo Gift Boxes

  1. December 25-30, 2016:
    Christmas ‘gift boxes’ with Incense, Incubators, Great Balls and Ultra Balls.

    PokemonGo Special Box: 2 Incubators, 10 Great Balls
    PokemonGo Great Box: 2 Incense, 4 Incubators, 20 Great Balls
    PokemonGo Ultra Box: 25 Incense, 6 Incubators, 20 Ultra Balls


  2. December 30, 2016 — January 8, 2017
    New Year ‘gift boxes’ with Incense, Lure Modules, Lucky Eggs, Poké Balls, and Great Balls.

    PokemonGo Special Box: 2 Incubators, 10 Great Balls
    PokemonGo Great Box: 2 Incense, 4 Incubators, 20 Great Balls
    PokemonGo Ultra Box: 25 Incense, 6 Incubators, 20 Ultra Balls


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Did you get single-use incubators? Have you hatched baby pokemon yet? What is your pokedex like? Discuss at Pokemon151 Forums.

PokemonGo Generation 2 Release: New Baby Pokemon and New Pokedex Entries

December 12th, 2016 | PokemonGo News

PokemonGo Generation 2 Update

PokemonGo December update brings us a new intro screen with Pikachu busy switching on the lights. Beyond the new welcome picture, two baby pokemon Togepi and Pichu are officially announced as the first Generation 2 pokemon, released into the game. They can be hatched from eggs.

If you already have a Pikachu or Raichu, you can now see the baby Pichu shadow in the Pokedex, just before Pikachu. However Pichu is not the only baby you can now see in the Pokedex – six new gen 2 babies have made an appearance. They are: Pichu, Cleffa, Elekid, Igglypuff, Magby and Smoochum.

PichuPichu, which evolves into Pikachu
CleffaCleffa, which evolves into Clefairy
ElekidElekid, which evolves into Electabuzz
IgglypuffIgglypuff, which evolves into Jigglypuff
MagbyMagby, which evolves into Magmar
SmoochumSmoochum, which evolves into Jynx

 

Hatching Gen 2 Baby Pokemon

You can hatch baby pokemon from eggs.

Baby Pichu Pokemon

Baby pokemon Egg required
Cleffa 2km
Igglybuff 2km
Pichu 5km
Togepi 5km
Magby 10km
Elekid 10km
Smoochum 10km


PokemonGo Elekid Baby PokemonBaby pokemon can fight in gyms just like any other pokemon, which raises questions about child abuse (punch the baby, anyone?) and child exploitation (since when babies working overnight is OK?) 😉

New Generation 2 Pokedex Entries

Once you’ve hatched or seen new baby pokemon, new pokedex entries will show up.

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pokemongo-pokedex-generation-2

Pikachu Gets Ready for Christmas

You can also catch a festive Pikachu wearing a Santa hat, for a limited time only, until December 29, 2016. Festive Pikachus will evolve into festive Raichus and will retain their hats beyond the Christmas event.

Pikachu
Raichu


Find out more

Don’t forget to stock up on the candy in preparation for other Generation 2 additions, to be launched in the near future.

Have you caught a festive Pikachu or hatched a pokemon baby? Let us know at Pokemon151 Forums.

Get Ready for PokemonGo Generation 2

December 7th, 2016 | PokemonGo News

New pokemon will be introduced to PokemonGo on Monday, 12th of December, according to Niantic.

The upcoming release of Generation 2 pokemon might be the reason why rare pokemon like Duduo, Vulpix and Charmander started to appear much more often. Ditto made an appearance two weeks ago, and is now relatively common. If you haven’t got Ditto yet, don’t despair, just keep hunting for Rattatas, Pidgeys, Zubats and Magikarps – you’ll get it eventually.

The only Generation 1 pokemon that weren’t yet introduced into the game are the MewMewtwo, and the three legendary birds: Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres.

If you’re close to completing your pokedex, now is the time to think about the candies that will be useful for evolving Generation 2 pokemon.

Pokémon candy you should save for Generation 2

Some of the Generation 2 pokemon are evolutions of Generation 1 pokemon, so don’t waste all your candy now, it will become useful very soon. Here’s the type of candy you should save.

Save this candy… for these
Generation 2
pokemon
Chansey
Chansey
Blissey, Generation 2
Blissey
Eevee
Eevee
Espeon, Generation 2
Espeon
Umbreon
Umbreon
Horsea
Horsea
Kingdra, Generation 2
Kingdra
Oddish
Oddish
Bellossom, Generation 2
Bellossom
Onix
Onix
Steelix, Generation 2
Steelix
Poliwag
Poliwag
Politoed, Generation 2
Politoed
Porygon
Porygon
Porygon2, Generation 2
Porygon2
Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Slowking, Generation 2
Slowking
Scyther
Scyther
Scizor, Generation 2
Scizor
Zubat
Zubat
Crobat, Generation 2
Crobat

Full list of Generation 2 pokemon in PokemonGo

(Release Date – TBA)

Aipom
Ampharos
Ariados
Azumarill
Bayleef
Bellossom
Blissey
Celebi
Chikorita
Chinchou
Cleffa
Corsola
Crobat
Croconaw
Cyndaquil
Delibird
Donphan
Dunsparce
Elekid
Entei
Espeon
Feraligatr
Flaaffy
Forretress
Furret
Girafarig
Gligar
Granbull
Heracross
Hitmontop
Ho-Oh
Hoothoot
Hoppip
Houndoom
Houndour
Igglybuff
Jumpluff
Kingdra
Lanturn
Larvitar
Ledian
Ledyba
Lugia
Magby
Magcargo
Mantine
Mareep
Marill
Meganium
Miltank
Misdreavus
Murkrow
Natu
Noctowl
Octillery
Phanpy
Pichu
Piloswine
Pineco
Politoed
Porygon2
Pupitar
Quagsire
Quilava
Qwilfish
Raikou
Remoraid
Scizor
Sentret
Shuckle
Skarmory
Skiploom
Slowking
Slugma
Smeargle
Smoochum
Sneasel
Snubbull
Spinarak
Stantler
Steelix
Sudowoodo
Suicune
Sunflora
Sunkern
Swinub
Teddiursa
Togepi
Togetic
Totodile
Typhlosion
Tyranitar
Tyrogue
Umbreon
Unown
Ursaring
Wobbuffet
Wooper
Xatu
Yanma



 

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PokemonGo Gym Prestige Formula

December 5th, 2016 | PokemonGo News

Building up gym prestige became much harder in November 2016, but the values are now reverted back to what they were prior to the November update.

You can raise your friendly gym prestige by up to 1000 points, if your pokemon have half the CP of the gym defenders. This means that raising prestige is doable again, but it also means that smart battles, as opposed to just applying brutal force (CP), makes a big difference. Being able to choose the right pokemon for your squad is becoming a crucial skill.

The formula for gym prestige points is:

  • 500 * (Defender CP / Attacker CP) if your attacker has a lower CP than the defender;
  • 310 * (Defender CP / Attacker CP) – 55 if your attacker has a higher CP than the defender.

You can discuss gym prestige and gym battles with other PokemonGo trainers at Pokemon151 Forums.

Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas For a PokemonGo Fan

December 2nd, 2016 | Tips and Tricks

We searched far and wide for these awesome PokemonGo related Christmas gift ideas – there is something here for all ages and budgets.

1. Portable Phone Charger

PokemonGo drains the battery within a few hours, so a Portable Phone Charger is an essential accessory for any PokemonGo fan.

PokemonGo Christmas Gift Present Power Bank Portable Charger Tecknet
Retail price £12.49

Powerful option:
TeckNet PowerCrest C1 10000mAh can charge your phone three times. It’s approximately the same size as a phone and is very convenient to carry around.

PokemonGo Christmas Gift Present Power Bank Portable Charger AnkerRetail price £10.99

Practical option:
The Anker PowerCore+ mini is a smaller, lipstick size charger that has one of the best ratings on Amazon. It won’t be able to charge your phone several times, but for many players one re-charge a day is all that’s needed.

PokemonGo Christmas Gift Present Power Bank Portable Charger Tutilo HandbagRetail price £14.99

Fancy option:
For an elegant, girly solution, see Tutilo Boost power bank. Beautiful, stylish and a great conversation starter!

PokemonGo Christmas Gift Present Power Bank Portable Charger Pokeball LED LightRetail price £27.85

Ultimate fan option:
Pokeball Power Bank with LED lights looks cool, but be careful, these portable chargers come at a high price and reviews are mixed.

2. Pokemon Go Plus

PokemonGo PlusRetail price £34.99 from Nintendo

PokémonGO Plus is the ultimate PokemonGo gadget. This small device allows players to collect pokestop items, hatch eggs and catch some pokemon without looking at the mobile phone.

For the full game experience, including gym battles and catching particularly rare pokemon, players will still want to use their phones, but this handy accessory lets players keep up with the grind without having to give the game 100% attention all of the time. PokemonGo Plus is easy to use and is highly recommended by PokemonGo fans everywhere.

PokemonGo Plus is priced at £34.99 on Nintendo website but is currently out of stock.

3. PokemonGo Themed T-Shirts

You can find T-Shirts with funny PokemonGo sayings on Etsy. Remember that on Etsy you are typically buying from an individual, not a company, so read reviews carefully before you commit to buying, or alternatively design and order a custom T-Shirt yourself from a T-Shirt printing company like streetshirts.co.uk. Here are some ideas:

pokemongo-christmas-tshirtChristmas Pokemon T-Shirt, from a UK-based seller on Etsy, £10.99 plus shipping
pokemongo-tshirt-gym-every-day‘I Go To The Gym Every Day’ T-Shirt, from a US-based Etsy seller, £18.87 plus shipping
pokemongo-maternity-tshirt-ohMaternity PokemonGo Oh? T-Shirt from a US-based seller, $24.97 plus shipping

 

4. Christmas jumper with a PokemonGo motif

Tired of traditional Christmas themes? Get into the festive spirit with a PokemonGo Christmas jumper.

 

5. Fingerless gloves

As the weather turns cold, keep your hands warm with these fingerless gloves. A must-have for any pokemon trainer catching pokemon in the wild in winter.

 

6. PokemonGo Hat

Do you have time to make a handmade gift? Why not crochet a Pikachu hat or Pokeball hat?

pikachu-hat-crochet-patternPikachu Hat Crochet Pattern, $1.19 by PayPal (instant download)


No time to crochet? Similar items are also available to purchase:

7. Personalised Pokemon themed pottery

Paint a plate, a mug or a tile with your favourite pokemon at a local Ceramics Studio, such as Salts Pots in Saltaire.
salt-pots
Ceramic studios are places where you can paint an item, which then is glazed and fired in a kiln. You can usually pick up your item in about a week. The cost will depend on the size and complexity of your item, and can start from as little as £3 for a fridge magnet, and go up to £30 or more for large items such salad bowls and clocks. Painted and glazed pottery is food safe and dishwasher safe. You can find ceramic or pottery studios in many villages and cities across the country. Here are some examples:

8. Plush toys

Pokemon plush toys are cute and snuggly, and you can even ‘catch’ the mysterious Mewtwo. Look for them in Asda and Argos. If buying on eBay, remember to check the location of the seller, to avoid ordering Christmas gifts from Hong Kong by mistake (they will not arrive in time for Christmas!)

Eevee Plush Pokemon ToyEevee
Dragonite Plush Pokemon ToyDragonite
Mewtwo Plush Pokemon ToyMewtwo

 

9. Pokemon Sun and Moon

Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon are Nintendo DS games that were released on 18 November, 2016. This is a new Pokemon adventure with lots of cool pokemon and improved graphics. The game is rated for ages 7 and up – all pokemon battles and other game actions are child-friendly.

pokemon-sun-moon
Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, £32.00 each at Tesco

10. GooglePlay or iTunes voucher

With a GooglePlay voucher (for Android phones) or iTunes Gift Card (for iPods) PokemonGo players can buy pokecoins and afford things that otherwise would take a long time to acquire, for example egg incubators, lucky eggs and lure modules. £10 goes a long way in PokemonGo world.


Have a great holiday season, and happy hunting! 🙂


*Please note: prices quoted are correct at the time of publishing.

PokemonGo Nearby Feature Shows the Approximate Location of Pokemon

December 1st, 2016 | PokemonGo News

Nearby feature is now available both in the United States and in large parts of Europe.

nearbyMost pokemon tend to spawn not far from pokestops, and the new nearby feature shows you which pokestops those pokemon are close to. ‘Nearby’ replaces ‘sightings’ feature which showed pokemon nearby but didn’t provide any clues as to which way to go to find them.

The pokemon and pokestops shown on ‘Nearby’ screen are within easy walking distance. If you tap on a Pokemon, and then on a footprints icon, the location of the pokestop will be shown on the map.

On the flip side, pokemon that are close to you, but not close to any pokestops, do not appear on the ‘Nearby’ screen. This is a significant change, because previously ‘Sightings’ would register these pokemon spawns, but the new ‘Nearby’ feature doesn’t.

nearby-mapnearby-eevee

Happy pokemon hunting! No more aimless wondering around! 🙂

Oh? Ditto is out! How to catch Ditto in PokemonGo

November 23rd, 2016 | PokemonGo News

Ditto. Moves: Transform, StruggleDitto made its first appearance in Pokemon Go yesterday (Nov 22, 2016). You can get it by catching an ordinary pokemon such as Pidgey, Rattata, Magikarp or Zubat which will then turn into Ditto! After disguised Ditto is caught, a message ‘Oh?’ pops up over the pokeball instead of the usual ‘Gotcha!’, then the screen goes purple and your low-level pokemon morphs into Ditto. Dittos in disguise can be found while using incense and lure modules. Ditto is not a region-specific pokemon and can be found anywhere in the world. It’s possible to catch multiple Dittos. Ditto’s average height is 0.3m and Ditto’s average weight is 4.0kg.

Ditto in Gym Battles

Ditto’s moves are Transform and Struggle.

In gym battles, Ditto will transform into the first Pokemon it sees and will change its type and moves accordingly. Ditto doesn’t adopt opponent’s Combat Power (CP), so unless your Ditto is particularly powerful, it will transform into a rather helpless Dragonite, Gyarados or whoever else your Ditto is battling against.

Defending PokemonGo Gym

When fighting in the gym, Ditto will only transform once, and will stay in the form of this transformed pokemon throughout the battle with the whole squad.

When Ditto is facing Ditto in a gym battle, it will not transform. It can use its Struggle attack to fight the opponent, but the battle between two Dittos is exceptionally unremarkable.

When Ditto is defending a gym, it’s not disguised as other pokemon, it just looks like Ditto.

Ditto as a PokemonGo Buddy

As a PokemonGo buddy, Ditto will find you one candy for every 3km you walk together. Ditto does not evolve into anything in PokemonGo, but candies can be useful for powering it up. A powered up Ditto will make a better gym defender.


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Changes to Combat Power (CP) in an Attempt to Rebalance PokemonGo Gym Battles

November 21st, 2016 | PokemonGo News

Just as you thought you got a hang of it, here comes another update from Niantic with Pokemon CP values considerably changed. Many went up, some went down.

Victreebel which performed really well against Vaporeon and other water-type pokemon, went down in CP. So did Dewgong which was great against Dragonite and other fire-type pokemon. Yet Snorlax, Gyarados and Dragonite which were already very strong and difficult to battle against, went even further up in CP. Kingler went up in CP so much that it is now one of the strongest pokemon for many trainers.

However, here’s the thing. HP values stay unchanged, which may mean that the pokemon with lowered CP will become even stronger when powered up again, due to a better HP:CP ratio. With the double stardust event starting later this week, trainers will have an opportunity to test this hypothesis.

Evolution calculators are based on the old formulas, but it seems that the changes to the CP were triggered by amended base stats, not the formulas, so fingers crossed calculators are still accurate.

CP went up CP went down Same CP
Abra
Aerodactyl
Alakazam
Beedrill
Butterfree
Chansey
Charizard
Cloyster
Dodrio
Dragonite
Electabuzz
Exeggcute
Flareon
Gastly
Gengar
Geodude
Golem
Gyarados
Haunter
Horsea
Hitmonchan
Hitmonlee
Jolteon
Jynx
Kabutops
Kabuto
Kadabra
Kingler
Machamp
Magnemite
Magneton
Mr. Mime
Muk
Omanyte
Omastar
Onix
Pinsir
Primeape
Raticate
Rattata
Rhydon
Rhyhorn
Sandshrew
Sandslash
Scyther
Seadra
Snorlax
Starmie
Tangela
Tauros
Tentacruel
Vaporeon
Venomoth
Arcanine
Blastoise
Clefable
Dewgong
Dragonair
Dratini
Eevee
Ekans
Exeggutor
Farfetch’d
Golbat
Golduck
Hypno
Jigglypuff
Lickitung
Magikarp
Nidoking
Nidoqueen
Parasect
Pidgeot
Pidgey
Pikachu
Poliwrath
Porygon
Raichu
Seel
Slowbro
Victreebel
Vileplume
Wartotle
Weedle
Wigglytuff
Lapras

Still not sure what to do, going forward? Discuss gym battles and power up strategies at Pokemon151 Forums.

PokemonGo double XP and double stardust event, Nov 23-30, 2016

November 21st, 2016 | PokemonGo News

After the previous double XP and double stardust event in the beginning of November, it’s hard to get used to the usual rates again. As you advance through the game, you need more and more XP to level up, and even with the help of lucky egg mass evolutions, the progress can be incredibly slow.

Fortunately, Niantic launches a similar event again in a couple of days. From November 23rd till November 30th we will be spoiled with double XP and double stardust for all the game actions.

Happy hunting, and if you need to stock up on pokeballs, go to Pokemon151 Forums for a chance to win a Google Play voucher! 🙂