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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Everything You Need to Know about Your PokemonGo Buddy

November 15th, 2016 | Tips and Tricks

PokemonGo Buddy SnorlaxWhen you assign a PokemonGo buddy, it walks with you and collects candies on the way. Candies are helpful when you want to power up, or evolve a pokemon of the same kind. I chose Snorlax as my buddy because Snorlax is very rare and buddying Snorlax is one slow but sure way to collect enough candies to power up my Snorlax for gym battles.

When you reach your goal and have collected enough candies, you can swap your buddy for someone else. Current progress will be lost but any candies that you already collected are yours to keep.

If your goal is evolutions, as opposed to power ups, then the easiest way to choose your best buddy is to write down all the pokemon you still don’t have, and the amount of candies required for each evolution. You can then work out how many kilometers you need to walk to get there, using PokemonGo Buddy Candy Distance Chart.

I am currently level 26 and here’s my list of pokemon that I still don’t have but can get by walking a buddy (as opposed to catching them in the wild):

Ivysaur 8 more Bulbasaur candies 24 km
Venusaur 100 Bulbasaur candies 300 km
Charizard 83 Charmander candies 249 km
Blastoise 71 Squirtle candies 213 km
Arbok 26 Ekans candies 78 km
Ninetales 27 Vulpix candies 81 km
Wigglytuff 5 Jigglypuff candies 5 km
Dugtrio 35 Diglett candies 105 km
Arcanine 17 Growlithe candies 51 km
Alakazam 91 Kadabra candies 273 km
Machamp 60 Machoke candies 180 km
Golem 100 Graveler candies 100 km
Rapidash 28 Ponyta candies 84 km
Dodrio 50 Doduo candies 150 km
Muk 47 Grimer candies 141 km
Electrode 36 Voltorb candies 108 km
Exeggutor 28 Exeggcute candies 84 km
Weezing 21 Koffing candies 63 km
Gyarados 25 Magikarp candies 25 km
Kabutops 27 Kabuto candies 135 km
Dragonite 62 Dratini candies 310 km

So, in my case, my closest bets to new evolutions are Jigglypuff, Bulbasaur and Magikarp. Growlithe is also an attractive choice because Arcanine would be very helpful in gym battles, so I reckon he’s well worth the 51km of walking.

Can You Place Your PokemonGo Buddy at a Gym?

Your buddy follows you everywhere. Unfortunately this means that you can’t assign him to the gym as a defender. You can still use your buddy in battles, though.


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Ultimate PokemonGo Evolution Guide

November 14th, 2016 | Tips and Tricks

You can get new pokemon in two ways:

  • catch them in the wild, and
  • evolve the pokemon you already have.

Catching pokemon in the wild is mostly down to luck (although maps and trackers can help), whereas evolving pokemon depends on having enough candy of a certain type.

Magikarp Evolution Gyarados CPYou need 400 candies to evolve Magikarp into Gyarados.
 

The ‘cheapest’ pokemon to evolve are pidgeys, weedles and caterpies. These are the types you would collect for a lucky egg mass evolutions to boost your XP.

The most ‘expensive’ and difficult to evolve pokemon is Gyarados – you need 400 Magikarp candies for the evolution, and you need to catch a strong enough Magikarp that makes the evolution worthwhile. The vast majority of Magikarps are very weak – look for Magikarps with CP of at least around 150, which would evolve into approximately CP 1800 Gyarados.

The rest of the pokemon need 25, 50 or 100 candies for evolution.

How Many Candies are Required to Evolve Each Pokemon?

Here’s a full list of how many candies are required to evolve each of the pokemons.

12 Candies Pidgey
Weedle
Caterpie
25 Candies Bulbasaur
Charmander
Squirtle
Rattata
Nidoran ♀
Nidoran ♂
Oddish
Poliwag
Abra
Machop
Bellsprout
Geodude
Gastly
Eevee
Dratini
50 Candies Metapod
Kakuna
Pidgeotto
Spearow
Ekans
Pikachu
Sandshrew
Clefairy
Vulpix
Jigglypuff
Zubat
Paras
Venonat
Diglett
Meowth
Psyduck
Mankey
Growlithe
Tentacool
Ponyta
Slowpoke
Doduo
Seel
Grimer
Shellder
Drowzee
Krabby
Voltorb
Exeggcute
Cubone
Koffing
Rhyhorn
Horsea
Goldeen
Staryu
Omanyte
Kabuto
100 Candies Ivysaur
Charmeleon
Wartortle
Nidorina
Nidorino
Gloom
Poliwhirl
Kadabra
Machoke
Weepinbell
Graveler
Haunter
Dragonair
400 Candies Magikarp

Lucky Egg Mass Evolutions

PokemonGo Lucky Egg Double XPIn order to progress through the levels faster, you can collect all the low-level life (pidgeys, weedles, caterpies and whoever else happens to wander about in large quantities) and evolve them all in one go, whilst using a lucky egg. Each evolution is normally 500 XP, but lucky egg doubles up the XP to 1000, and if you keep evolving your pokemon for the whole of 30 minutes, you can get up to 60,000 XP by using this technique.

If you don’t quite have enough pokemon to keep evolving them for 30 minutes, consider doing your lucky egg mass evolution near a pokestop. Place a lure module, and in between your evolutions, catch the pokemon and spin the pokestop to get double XP for those actions too.

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