A major Pokémon GO update will be released this week. Over 80 Pokémon from Pokémon Gold and Silver’s Johto region are being added to the game. They, along with gender-specific variations of new and existing characters, will begin appearing in the game. All Pokémon may also react differently when you are attempting to catch them.
New items are being added to Pokémon GO too. There will be special evolution items available at PokéStops, which you’ll need to collect and use on characters to evolve them. While these items weren’t named, Pokémon Gold and Silver were the games that introduced Sun Stones that could be used to turn Gloom into Bellossom. Nanab and Pinap berries will be a PokéStop reward as well, with the former slowing down the Pokémon and latter giving you additional candy for a successful capture. More items will be added to the avatar’s wardrobe options, with people being able to choose from new hats, tops, and pants.
The catching interface will look a bit different in the Pokémon GO update. It will be possible to select items to use from a carousel on the capture screen. This means you won’t have to go into a separate menu to use berries or switch Poké Balls.
Pokémon GO is available for Apple iOS and Android devices.