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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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.

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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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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! 🙂

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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New Rules for PokemonGo Gym Battles and Gym Prestige

November 10th, 2016 | PokemonGo News

With the most recent update (November 2016) it became harder to build up the gym prestige, and easier to take it down. This means that established gyms are now at a higher risk of being taken down, and they will need to spend much more time to rebuild their gym prestige back up.

Victreebel wins against Vaporeon in PokemonGo Gym BattleVictreebel CP 1385 wins against Vaporeon CP 2285. This is because Victreebel is of grass type and is a good choice for battling against water type pokemon such as Vaporeon.

According to the new formula, when you fight in a rival gym, the gym’s prestige level goes down by 1000 for every pokemon battle you win, and there is an extra 1000 decrease for taking down the gym leader. A level 10 gym can be taken down in about half an hour. Still quite some time, but far easier than before.

On the flip side, when you battle for your own team, the gym prestige only gets half the points that we used to get before. The exact amount depends on the squad you choose for your battle. If you choose pokemon that have lower CP than the opponent (ideally twice as low), you get more points, and you can raise the gym prestige faster. The maximum amount you can get is 500 points per battle.

Grey ‘No Team’ Gym Lock Down

grey-gymOnce you’ve taken down a rival gym, it is now locked for a brief period, to give you time to put your pokemon in. This prevents other trainers, conveniently and completely accidentally hiding in the bushes nearby, from claiming the gym that they didn’t even attack.


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