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Pokémon Go Welcoming Gen 4 Pokémon From Sinnoh Region Soon

Pokémon Go Welcoming Gen 4 Pokémon From Sinnoh Region Soon

As Halloween rapidly approaches, so too does fourth-generation Pokémon for Niantic's mobile explorer, Pokémon Go.

A brand-new trailer from The Pokémon Company reveals a handful of incoming creatures, which were originally found in the Sinnoh region from 2006's Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.

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Legendary Giratina, Chimchar, Piplup, and Turtwig, are the only Pokémon we've seen so far, but expect loads more to be added into your Pokédex.

Credit: The Pokémon Company
Credit: The Pokémon Company

The Pokémon Company announced that "several tweaks to game balance are also being implemented based on Trainer feedback. These changes are designed to promote an improved overall experience."

The following gameplay changes will affect Pokémon that appear around you:

  • Moving forward, the weather feature will have a reduced effect on the rate at which Pokémon appear.
  • As you explore a given area, you will notice that a greater variety of Pokémon species will appear over time and at different rates.
  • Certain areas, such as parks and nature reserves, will now contain more varied Pokémon species.
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There's also changes to Pokémon effectiveness in battle, this means:

  • CP values will be adjusted going forward to improve game balance.
  • HP values will be adjusted to close the gap between Pokémon with high and low HP.
  • Pokémon Defense and Stamina values will be rebalanced, allowing Pokémon with high defensive stats to be valuable by outlasting opponents in battle rather than these Pokémon merely taking too long to defeat.
  • Defense values have also been slightly reduced for most Pokémon. Changes like these will help narrow the gap between Pokémon with the highest defensive stats and other Pokémon.
Credit: The Pokémon Company/Niantic
Credit: The Pokémon Company/Niantic

At the moment, there's no arrival date for both Sinnoh-region Pokémon and the new features, but we can imagine everything will be introduced in time for Halloween.

This year's scare event will see candy boosts from catching Pokémon, transferring Pokémon, walking with your buddy, and egg hatching. There'll also be increased spawn rate of spooky Mons.

Niantic probably has a few surprises in mind, too, so stay tuned for more updates regarding one of the most popular mobile games in the world.

What do you think about this news? Are you looking forward to gen four Pokémon? Which do you want to catch the most? Are you ready for Halloween? Do you still play Pokémon Go? Let us know.

Featured Image Credit: Niantic/The Pokémon Company

Topics: Entertainment, pokemon go, pokemon, Niantic, Mobile, Technology

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.