Pokémon GO launched a couple of months back. Although the game’s popularity has taken a turn for the worst, there are still thousands of Pokémon trainers out there willing to go distances just to catch Pokémon. By now, there’s a big chance that almost everyone has a completed Pokedex; except for Ditto and the Legendaries of course. With this, fans are left with very little to do. However, it seems players may need to start playing Pokémon GO ahead as big things are coming to the game.
A recent update for Pokémon GO gave players a chance to datamine the game’s APK to see what’s currently in the game and what’s next for it. The recent datamine revealed that the next generation of Pokémon have already been indexed in the game and it might only be a short wait before the next batch of Pokémon hit the mobile game.
Generation 2 introduces a total of 100 new Pokémon to the game. There are new starters, new evolutions, new Legendaries and more. Moreover, generation 2 also introduced new gameplay mechanics to the GameBoy series so fans should be pretty excited for it.
With fans currently not interested in the game now, adding more Pokémon could be Niantic’s last resort in bringing back players to the game once again. Out of the 100 new Pokémon, there are quite a few standouts that players would probably want in their parties. Here are the 15 best Pokémon to look out for once generation 2 hits Pokémon GO.
This Grass type Pokémon starts of the second generation of Pokémon. And if the rumors are true, then it’s the first Pokémon to be introduced after the entire Generation 1. Chikorita is the Grass starter of generation 2 and although its starts out quite cute and innocent, this Pokémon is one of the best starters in the game.
Chikorita is a small and pale green Pokémon. It’s distinguishable by its hue and large head. Like Bulbasur, Chikorita also has vines to use during combat. Additionally, the hair on its head can be used to determine the humidity and temperature of where it’s currently at.
This Pokémon evolves into Bayleef as its secondary evolution. Its third and ultimate evolution is none other than Meganium. Chikorita evolves into a plant and dinosaur hybrid and it’s a pretty cool Pokémon to have. But like the first generation of Pokémon, Chikorita is joined by two other starters.
The next starter in the generation 2 list is Cyndaquil. This fire mouse Pokémon is the Fire type starter of the second generation. It’s distinguishable by the huge fire on its back that grows greater with each evolution. Fans who loved Charmander should pretty much focus on getting Cyndaquil as well.
Out of all the Johto starter Pokémon, Cyndaquil maybe the cutest. It’s a bipedal Pokémon with dark blue fur on top. Underneath, it keeps a milky color. When threatened or agitated, a Cyndaquil rolls up into a ball of fire. Additionally, its flames grow larger when angry or defensive.
Its second evolution is Quilava while it’s third and final evolution is Typhlosion. True to its name, Typhlosion is a Pokémon of fiery and explosive nature. The small flame it had on its back while it was still a Cyndaquil is now big and covers the entire neck of Typhlosion.
Last but not the least is the Water type starter of the Johto region. It’s obvious from its name that Totodile is loosely based on crocodiles. While its real life counterpart may be feared for its huge jaws, Totodile is actually one particularly cute reptile. Its blue hue makes it even more adorable.
By nature, Totodile are playful creatures. Its playful demeanor means doom for trainers as it likes to bite anything it sees. While it looks more ferocious than it’s generation 1 counterpart, Squirtle, it’s worth noting that Totodile will eventually evolve into something big and even more terrifying.
Its secondary evolution is Croconaw. When it reaches its full potential, Totodile will turn into Feraligatr. Feraligatr is like those mutated crocodiles we see in cartoons and folklore. It’s better to have Feraligatr on your side as this creature can chomp any Pokémon that gets on its way. It’s definitely one of the terrifying starter Pokémon.
There’s a very good reason why players should stock up on Porygon candies in Pokémon GO. If and when the second generation of Pokémon launches in Pokémon GO, there will be a lot of new evolutions to currently existing Pokémon. One of which is the evolution of the oddly shaped Porygon.
Like its predecessor, Porygon2 is a digital duck Pokémon. However, the resemblances stop there. Unlike its predecessor, Porygon2 doesn’t carry very sharp features. It’s much more smoother and definitely rounder than Porygon. While Porygon isn’t necessarily a good Pokémon in Pokémon GO, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t give its evolution a chance.
Porygon is one of the rare Pokémon in the current version of the mobile game. It’s advised to stock up on Porygon candies now before generation 2 hits to avoid major trouble later on. Porygon2 is definitely worth getting especially for hardcore collectors and fans who can’t sleep with an incomplete Pokedex.
Fans of Zubat and Golbat have a lot to be excited about once the next batch of Pokémon hits Pokémon GO. One of the Pokémon in the second generation is Zubat’s third and final evolution, Crobat. Players will basically have something to do with their extra Zubat candies once the Pokémon GO update hits.
Zubat was one of the most commonly found Pokémon in Pokémon GO when it initially launched.Players may have a lot of excess Zubat candies at bay. If they do, then that means they can get Crobat right off the bat.
True to its origin Pokémon, Crobat retains the purple hue. Like Zubat and Golbat, Crobat is a nocturnal Pokémon but that doesn’t mean Pokémon GO players can’t catch this guy at daytime. We don’t know how powerful Crobat will be in Pokémon GO but it could be one of the fastest ones in the current version of the game.
There’s a lot to be excited about when generation 2 hits Pokémon GO. One of the reasons is the awesome Steelix. It’s the evolution of Onix and like its predecessor, its one huge chunk of Pokémon that can be terrifying to look at. Aside from that, there’s another good reason to be excited for Steelix.
Onix is definitely one of the rarest Pokémon to encounter in Pokémon GO. If Niantic does decide to introduce the second generation of Pokémon in Pokémon GO, then it’s likely that the developer will make Onix a more common Pokémon to come across with in hopes of giving players a chance to get a Steelix.
Steelix is one huge Pokémon with an even larger head. Its huge jaws can easily scare off any would be defenders of Pokémon gyms. We can expect this Pokémon to be one of the most popular ones once Niantic updates the game.
This one is for the fans of the Pokémon anime series. After a few seasons and episodes, the writers of the show decided to give Team Rocket’s Jessie and James a new companion Pokémon aside from Meowth, Arbok and Koffing. Along came an adorable yet considerably annoying Pokémon named Wobbuffet.
Those who’ve watched the anime are probably all too familiar with how this blue Pokémon, seemingly annoys the life out of Jessie and James in more times than one. The Pokedex describes Wobbuffet as a “patient Pokémon.” Which in essence is actually true as we’ve never seen the Pokémon get agitated before.
Once this Pokémon hits Pokémon GO, anime fans are sure to get it for their parties as not only is it a cute Pokémon to have, but it’s also one of the more formidable Psychich type Pokémon in the game.
Gen 2 introduced a particularly weird group of Pokémon called the Unown. These little guys are actually the alphabet in Pokémon form. There are 28 forms of Unown; 26 letters of the alphabet and the question and exclamation mark. These Pokémon aren’t that strong, but players can have loads of fun with them.
As stated before, Unown is the alphabet in Pokémon form. If players come across the correct Unown forms, then they can pretty much spell out whatever they want. With 28 forms of Unown to capture, players will have their storage full in an instant.
Unown’s aren’t all that good though as they can be a big source of headache for completionists. Although the Unown forms only take up one spot on the Pokedex, completionist might feel the need to actually capture all of the forms of the mysterious creature so they better stock up on Poke Balls now.
Ditto is the only generation 1 Pokémon left out of the first creatures made in Pokémon GO. The only one that isn’t a Legendary at least. We don’t exactly know why Niantic left out this poor creature but it’s rumored that it’ll be coming to the game pretty soon. But what does this little blob bring to the table?
Players discovered that the “Transform” move has been added to Pokémon GO already. Only one Pokémon has this move and that is none other than Ditto. Ditto is unique in a sense that its power is only to become a duplicate of any Pokémon. It’ll retain the original’s stats, moves and appearance. The only way to see if a Pokémon is actually a Ditto is by seeing if it has a blank expression on its face.
When Pokémon GO launched, fans were instantly captivated by Eevee. The reason being that it had a few evolution, one of which seemed a bit overpowered. One of the commonly used Pokémon in Pokémon GO is Vaporeon. Its set of attacks make it nearly impossible to defeat and Niantic eventually had to nerf the Pokémon.
When generation 2 launches, Eevee will have two more Eeveelutions, bringing the total to five. The two new evolutions are Espeon and Umbreon. Espeon is Eevee’s Phsycic counterpart and evolution. Meanwhile, Umbreon is the Dark type evolution of Eevee.
It’s unlikely that Niantic will make the same blunder with the new Eeveelutions, but fans are still probably aching to add these two to their collection. Players should start saving up on a lot of Eevee candies now as it’ll be a very tiring chore later on. Umbreon and Espeon don’t have their human counterpart in the anime so fans shouldn’t expect the name Easter Egg from before.
5. Baby Pokémon
At least a few Pokémon had to start out as a baby right? Baby Pokémon were introduced in generation 2 and they couldn’t be more adorable. There are quite a few Baby Pokémon in the next batch of Pokémon to be introduced in Pokémon GO and fans would probably want to get their hands on the cute little creatures.
The upcoming Baby Pokémon are Pichu, Cleffa, Igglbuff, Togepi, Tyrogue, Smoochum, Elekid and Magby. The Pokémon; except Togepi are the baby forms of Pikachu, Clefairy, Jigglypuff, Hitmonchan/Hitmonlee/Hitmontop, Jynx, Electabuzz and Magmar. They may be cute and cuddly but they aren’t to be messed with.
Baby Pokémon can’t be captured out in the wild. Instead, they need to be bred and hatched through an egg. It’s likely that Niantic will introduce a new mechanic concerning Baby Pokémon and we are very excited about how we can catch these Pokémon.
4. The Legendary Beasts
From here on out, we’re going to list down the epic Pokémon in generation 2. Simply put, it’s all Legendary and Mythical Pokémon from this point. Although Niantic is yet to introduce the Mew Duo and The Legendary Bird Trio in Pokémon GO, there’s no harm in wishing that they’ll do once the second generation of Pokémon hits.
First of are The Legendary Beasts. These three Pokémon are like The Legendary Bird Trio of gen two. The trio is made up of Raikou; the Electric type, Entei; the Fire type and Suicune; the Water type. In Pokémon lore, The Legendary Beasts play an important role in the Brass tower. The three represent the lightning the struck the tower, the fire that burned in the tower and the water and wind that put out the fire. We’d love to get our hands on any of these three Pokémon and we’re wishing that Niantic finally introduces Legendaries to the game.
Lugia is another one of generation 2’s Legendaries alongside The Legendary Beasts and Ho-Oh. Lugia is basically the counterpart of Ho-Oh but more on Ho-Oh later. Lugia served as the cover Pokémon of Pokémon Silver and its remake Pokémon SoulSilver. This Pokémon serves as the “guardian of the seas.” It’s also the master of Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres, also knowns as The Legendary Bird Trio.
Lugia is a huge Pokémon that closely resembles a dragon and bird hybrid which is unlike Ho-oh, who resembles a bird; particularly a peacock, only. Like The Legendary Bird Trio, Lugia has complete control of the weather. Its legend states that I Lugia were to lap its wings, it could create storms that would last 40 days.
This Fire/Flying Legendary Pokémon is the basically the mascot of the second generation of Pokémon. Ho-Oh is on the front cover of Pokémon Gold and its remake, Pokémon HeartGold. Ho-Oh is the master of The Legendary Beasts and it is considered as the “guardian of the skies.”
Although Ho-Oh isn’t as intimidating as Mew, it’s one of the Pokémon that plays a big part in the game’s lore and history. If Niantic introduces Legendaries to the game, then Ho-Oh would instantly become one of the more epic Pokémon to join the fray. We’re sure that players would go literal distances to capture Ho-Oh.
In the story of Pokémon, Ho-Oh has the ability to resurrect the dead. Wouldn’t that be a nice ability to add to your Pokémon GO team? But we’re still unsure of this one as for some weird reason, Niantic isn’t giving us Legendary Pokémon yet.
Last but definitely not the least of generation 2 and the Legendary Pokémon is none other than the time travelling Pokémon, Celebi. Celebi is the 252nd Pokémon in the Pokedex and it’s literally the last Pokémon of generation 2. However, don’t let Celebi’s looks deceive you as this Pokémon can do amazing things.
In the game’s lore, Celebi is often referred to as the “Voice of the Forest.” This Pokémon can travel in time and exists anywhere in between. Whenever and wherever Celebi is, life flourishes abundantly. It’s definitely one of the rarest Pokémon out there.
If Celebi does manage to make its way into Pokémon GO, it’ll be one tough catch. According to lore, Celebi only appears during times of peace. This bodes well for players as everyone is basically always at war with each other just to get Pokémon Gyms.