Pokemon Go developer Niantic is teasing the introduction of Gen 4 Pokemon.
With Pokemon Go celebrating its second anniversary, Niantic has released a new teaser image featuring all of the latest innovations.
The picture references the newly released Alolan Pokemon, Professor Willow can be seen conducting research in the background, while two trainers are shown trading Pokemon and gifts.
“From the first Pokemon you encountered to your first #PokemonGOfriend, we’ve enjoyed watching all of your amazing Pokemon GO journeys unfold for the past two years,” reads a Niantic tweet.
“What are some of your most memorable Pokémon GO experiences? Tell us in the comments!”
But even more exciting is the appearance of Gen 4 starter Pokemon Turtwig, Chimchar and Piplup.
The Sinnoh Pokemon first appeared in Pokemon Diamond and Pearl on the Nintendo DS.
With the Gen 4 release date imminent, you can find out more about Turtwig, Chimchar and Piplup in the gallery below…
Update: Eevee will be the focus of the next Community Day event.
The next Community Day event will take place on August 11 and August 12. More to follow…
Original: Pokemon Go fans are still waiting for Niantic to reveal which Pocket Monster will take centre stage during the August 2018 Community Day.
The next Community Day Pokemon is likely to take place on the weekend of August 11/12.
Despite typically announcing the date and featured Pokemon just a few days after the previous event, Niantic has so far remained tight-lipped.
It could be that the studio reveals the news after this weekend’s Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago.
In terms of Community Day contenders, a Silph Road thread claims to have figured out the next year’s worth of Pokemon.
In a post titled ‘If Niantic follows the pattern that they’ve established with Community Days you can predict Community Days through next July’, one fan argues that Ralts will be next for Community Day.
You can take a look at the future Community Day contenders in the gallery below…
Pokemon Go fans will soon be able to battle Zapdos in Raids, but only if they complete Professor Willow’s Global Challenge.
“Are you ready for round two of Professor Willow’s Global Challenge?” reads a Niantic post.
“Starting July 14 through July 15, each area of the world will have to meet the challenge requirements during Pokemon GO Fest in Chicago, USA!
“If each area achieves its respective goals, Candy-related bonuses will unlock starting on July 16 – including bonuses for catching Pokemon and participating in Raid Battles.
“Trainers can also unlock a bonus to reduce the distance needed to hatch Eggs!”
If all goals are met, players will be able to battle Zapdos for a three-hour period on July 21. You’ll get five free Raid passes for spinning a Gym Photo Disc and can even potentially capture a shiny Zapdos.