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Soon after Pokemon GO launched, players discovered a naming trick to evolve Eevee. By giving the Pokemon a specific name, you’re able to specifically obtain Jolteon, Vaporeon, or Flareon. Names are based on the original Pokemon anime’s Eevee Brothers Rainer, Pyro, and Sparky.

Now that Pokemon GO has received over 80 new Pokemon, the latest Eevee evolutions Espeon and Umbreon are in. Just like with the original trio, you can again use the naming trick. For Espeon, name your Eevee Sakura. And for Umbreon, use Tamao.

Here’s some footage from the new Pokemon GO update by the way:

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Pokemon GO players can now begin to nab new creatures from the second generation of Pokemon games. Niantic has flipped the switch, and over 80 Pokemon have now been added.

Don’t forget: there’s a new update to download as well. Version 1.27.2 is out on iOS, and version 0.57.2 is available for Android users.

Update 2: The update is live, but the new Pokemon are not. We’ll continue to monitor the situation.


Update: Bumped to the top. The new update is now live on iOS (version 1.27.2). Patch notes are as follows:

– Added Poke Ball and Berry selection carousels to the encounter screen.
– Added new night-mode and encounter music.
– Implemented Apple Watch connection stability improvement.
– Various bug fixes.
– Minor text fixes.


Original: Niantic announced yesterday that a new Pokemon GO update is planned for this week. As previously mentioned, it adds a ton of new Pokemon plus some new features.

We’re now starting to hear reports that the update is going live. At least on Android, users are now starting to see the new version. We’ll keep you up to date as the rollout continues.

Niantic has issued more screenshots from the new Pokemon GO update, this time in Japanese. The images show some of the Pokemon added to the game, evolution process, and customization for trainers. Find the full set below.

A special promotion will be kicking off very shortly in Pokemon GO. Beginning this afternoon, Pokemon Storage upgrades will require 50% fewer PokeCoins. It’ll last until February 28.

The promotion ties into a big update for Pokemon GO. Sometime this week, over 80 new Pokemon will be added along with a few features.

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Sometime this week, Pokemon GO is getting a big update to introduce over 80 creatures from the second generation of Pokemon games. New features are on the way as well. Niantic has now issued some screenshots of what’s to come, and we have them below.

Update: Added in the full announcement below.


Original: Niantic announced today that Pokemon GO will be adding 80 new Pokemon from the second generation of Pokemon games this week. Additionally, new features are on the way.

Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile are just some of the new Pokemon that can be encountered. New evolutionary items and berries are coming to the game as well. The former will help players complete their Johto collections, while the latter will make battles feel a little more challenging.

Pokemon GO will now have the Nanab Berry and Pinap Berry. With the Nanab Berry, Pokemon will be slowed down so it’s less likely for them to run off. Pinap Berries give players twice as much candy upon a successful catch.

New customization options can be purchased as well. This will allow users to further customize their looks.

At the start of July, Pokemon GO will be celebrating its first anniversary. The game has no doubt been an incredible success so far over the past several months, but players have been waiting on new features, including the ability to trade Pokemon.

Speaking with Waypoint, Niantic CEO John Hanke did say that new features are due out soon in “an abbreviated form”, with more complete versions to follow later.

Hanke told the site:

“It has far surpassed our expectations in just turning everybody onto the potential for games that break out of the screen. But the priority for Pokémon Go now is to build in those things that reward co-operative gameplay, and make experiences available that offer more depth than just the capturing mechanic.”

Pokemon GO is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a special event. It kicks off today at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET / 7 PM in the UK / 8 PM in Europe, lasting until February 15 at the same time.

Chansey, Clefable, and other pink Pokemon can be found more frequently during the event. Cleffa, Igglybuff, and Smoochum will be more likely to hatch from Eggs as well. Additionally, Lure Modules will last for six hours.

Keeping in line with Valentine’s Day, the amount of Candy will be doubled for catching, hatching, and transferring Pokemon. And if that wasn’t enough, your Buddy Pokemon will find Candy twice as fast.

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Pokemon GO has surpassed $1 billion in worldwide gross revenue on the App Store and Google Play, Sensor Tower reports. It has become the fastest mobile game to reach the milstone.

Clash Royale is the next closest game to hit $1 billion in revenue. While Pokemon GO reached that mark in about seven months, Clash Royale generated approximately $550 million worldwide in the same timeframe.

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