Last month, Niantic officially announced that Generation 5 Pokémon would soon begin appearing in Pokémon Go, following hints suggested by the Pokémon Go third anniversary art earlier this summer. The time has finally come for the Unova region to take on Pokémon Go, with Niantic revealing all the newly available Pokémon today in a blog post.
⚪⚫ Get ready for a Unova unveiling, Trainers! ⚫ ⚪
It’s almost time for new encounters with Pokémon featured in Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version. Will you be the first to catch all of them? 😉 #PokemonGOhttps://t.co/3RQE8QbDVy pic.twitter.com/PnBXKNnVQ2
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) September 16, 2019
Starting today, a handful of Gen 5 Pokémon will begin appearing in the wild for players to catch, including the Black and White starters Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott, as well as Patrat, Lillipup, Purrloin, Pidove, Blitzle, and more. Of these Pokémon, players may encounter Shiny forms of Patrat and Lillipup.
Players may also discover Gen 5 Pokémon in the Eggs they hatch, as Niantic announced various Gen 5 Pokémon that will hatch from each kind of Egg, including some that may not be appearing in the wild yet. From 2 km Eggs, Patrat, Lillipup, Purrloin, and Pidove can hatch. From 5 km Eggs, Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Blitzle, Drilbur, and Foongus can hatch. From 10 km Eggs, Ferroseed, Klink, Litwick, Golett, and Deino.
Raid battles will also feature some of the new additions. Lillipup, Patrat, and Klink will be available via raids now, with Niantic specifying that Klink is only available via raids or Eggs.
Lastly, some Pokémon will be region-exclusive. Heatmor will be available to players in the Western hemisphere while players in the Eastern hemisphere may encounter Durant. The elemental monkey trio will also be divided by region, with Pansage appearing in the Asia-Pacific region, Pansear appearing in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India, and Panpour appearing in the Americas and Greenland.
Players can now obtain the Unova Stone, a new evolutionary item that, like the Sinnoh Stone, can be used to evolve certain Gen 5 Pokémon. For example, Lampent will require a Unova Stone to evolve into Chandelure. The Unova Stone will be available as a reward from Research Breakthroughs.