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.

Find out more

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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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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.

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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

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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.

How many evolutions can you do in 30 minutes? Tell us at Pokemon151 Forums.

PokemonGo Daily Bonuses –
More XP, More Stardust and More PokeBalls

November 9th, 2016 | PokemonGo News

Just as the weather turns colder and pokemon hunting in the wild becomes harder, Niantic launches an exciting daily bonus feature. You will also get more XP, more stardust, and more pokestop items, for a very limited time, between 7 and 11 of November 2016.

PokemonGo Daily Bonus UpdateDaily Bonuses

Daily bonus feature gives you:

  • Extra 500XP for the First Catch of the Day. It can be something as dull as a Weedle but it will still get you the extra points if this is the first pokemon you catch on that day! (The day resets at midnight).
  • Extra 500XP for the first Pokestop of the day you spin.
  • Lucky Egg doubles XP of the first catch or the first pokestop of the day.

PokemonGo Daily Bonus Update, 7 Day Streak7 Day Streak

If you get daily bonuses for 7 days in a row, you are rewarded with even more extra XP and extra stardust.

  • First catch of the day, for 7 days in a row gives you extra 2500 XP and 3000 Stardust
  • First PokeStop of the day, for 7 days in a row gives you extra 2500 XP and many extra items

Increase in Spawn Rates and PokeStop Items

To celebrate the launch of the daily bonus feature, there will be more pokemon in the wild, and more pokeballs and other items at pokestops for a limited time only, between 7 and 11 of November 2016:

  • Extra items at every Pokestop, consistently 6 or more, and sometimes as many as 12!
  • Extra pokemon in their usual spawn places – they are clearly having a party!

Hurry – the increased spawn rates and extra pokestop items are only available until Friday, 11 November 2016!

Happy hunting 🙂

What are the Pokedex Shadows?

October 30th, 2016 | Tips and Tricks

PokemonGo Pokedex Shadows, PokemonGo GymsIf you saw a pokemon in the wild, but the creature legged it, it will be displayed in your Pokédex as a shadow.

However PokemonGo players see many more shadows than they remember spotting in the wild. What is going on? Is it a bug, or are we heading into the levels of addiction where we no longer remember which pokemon we saw?

The answer to this question lies in one of the recent updates. Since October 2016, your Pokedex shows not only the shadows of the pokemon you saw in the wild, but also shadows of the pokemon you saw in the gyms, even if you haven’t battled these pokemon!

British house prices to rise by 22% according to Mr. Mime

September 9th, 2016 | Crazy Pokemon

UK property prices are set to rise by an average of 22%, according to Mr. Mime. However, there is wide variation in the rate of increase. Properties providing direct access to pokestops and battle gyms, straight from the living room, are rising in price by as much as 475%.

Jynx “Rather than repeat the mistakes of the past and prop up the housing market with tedious, complex initiatives such as buy-to-let mortgages and help-to-buy schemes, we can take advantage of innovative technologies such as augmented reality and mobile apps to make ridiculous house prices look attractive.” – says Jynx as she returns from her holiday in Swiss Alps.

“This is a welcome turn of events,” says Mankey, after his second holiday last month in Cornwall. “It would be upsetting to see the house prices going down. The landlords would suffer an economic shock, and possibly a sleepless night. They would not know what the future looks like.”

For the first time in British history the number of bedrooms as a major factor in determining the value of the property is no longer relevant or important. Since mid-July 2016, people are not interested in the number of bedrooms, close transport links or garden space. What drives the property prices up today is the proximity to pokestops, pokemon nests and battle gyms.

Catchment area remains to be an important consideration for people who are looking for their dream home. Pre-millenials might remember moving houses and paying hundreds of thousands of pounds more, just to be near a so-called well-performing school. Ironically, the catchment areas didn’t actually provide anything to catch! All this changed last summer when pokestops gave a new meaning to the term. Today, an average house near one of the best-performing pokestops in England costs £766,744, compared to a national average of £313,318.

“You get what you pay for”, – says Sparky Jolteon. “If you live further away from a pokestop, you fall victim to the PokemonGo marketing ploy – walk and exercise – which can be tiring and impractical after a long day at work. Catching pokemons from the comfort of your own home is worth its weight in gold!”

A new property website Pokemove is embracing the change in customer expectations and provides property listings that focus on what really matters in today’s property market. Look at this gorgeous property, featuring direct access to a pokestop, numerous water pokemons within easy walking distance and sightings of Ponyta just round the corner, all for just £950,000!

Pokemon in the house. House prices.


mrmime Mr. Mime is an expert in making house prices look reasonable, and at all things that may at first seem unseeable. He reports on perfectly solvable world problems, pokemon rights issues, and all things free range.