Pokemon GO gets fourth-gen monsters, but you'll have to travel the world to catch them

Pokemon GO gets fourth-gen monsters, but you'll have to travel the world to catch them
Niantic, the company behind Pokemon GO, has just announced it has introduced fourth-generation Pokemon to their game. Originally discovered in the Sinnoh region, featured in Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, these little critters are exclusive to various regions across the globe.

Although Niantic mentions just three Pokemon that have been added in the latest update – Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup, many more are available but just didn't get highlighted in the official announcement.

That's because the fourth-gen Pokemon will be added to the game in waves, so you'll be able to discover more over the next few weeks by heading into the wild, hatching Eggs, or battling in raids.



At least three new Pokemon have been found to be exclusive to certain regions, which means you won't be able to catch them unless you suddenly decide to travel the world.

  • Carnivine – found in the southeastern United States, including Florida, Maryland, and Georgia.
  • Chatot – found in Australia, but also Brazil.
  • Pachirisu – found in Canada and the United States (sightings limited to Alaska).

The addition of these fourth-generation Pokemon breathes new life into the game and most likely enhances player engagement. Now, there's no way to know what new Pokemon you'll find in your region and when, so be prepared for anything while you're hunting.

source: Niantic, Polygon

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6 Comments

1. AronWunarso

Posts: 244; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Man, Niantic is going too far with this game.

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

For 2 Millions/day revenue. there's no such thing like "going to far".

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Maybe in a few year they'll work with spaceX, for the legendary Lunala which can only captured in moon. Only SpaceX's "Moon Loop" passengers can capture it

4. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Can't wait for the Solgaleo mechanics...

5. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

I thought this game was dead...

6. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Looks like it's far from dead.

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