Pokémon Go Gen 2 Guide: What you need to know right now!

Pokémon Go Gen 2 is LIVE! You can now catch over 80 new Pokémon in the wild! Here are all the details!

Pokémon Go is getting 80 new Pokémon from the second generation. It started late last year with Togepi, Pichu, and the other Gen 2 babies the Johto Region in Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games, but now almost the complete Pokédex has been released. That’s right! GEN 2 IS LIVE NOW!

That includes new evolutions — and new split evolutions! — for Gen 1 Pokémon, and all new Gen 2 Pokémon as well. Here’s everything you need to know!

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Wait. Stop the video and replay that! Gen 2 Pokémon are really here?!

“Finally!”, right? From Pokémon Go:

Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, and many more Pokémon are nearly here! Starting later this week, you’ll have the opportunity to catch more than 80 Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region in the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games. We’ve also implemented some new features to enhance your Pokémon GO experience.

Additional Pokémon: More than 80 Pokémon that were originally discovered in the Johto region in the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games, as well as Pokémon with gender-specific variations, will start rolling out in Pokémon GO.

New Evolutions: There are now more opportunities to evolve your Pokémon in Pokémon GO than ever before. Some Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region will soon be able to evolve—into Pokémon that inhabit the Johto region! Be on the lookout for new Evolution items at PokéStops, which you’ll need to evolve some Pokémon.

New Encounter Gameplay: When you encounter Pokémon in the wild, don’t be surprised if they react in new ways as you’re trying to catch them. You’ll also notice the addition of new item carousels that allow you to select Berries and Poké Balls directly from the encounter screen. Hone your skills and catch those elusive Pokémon!

New Berries: Pokémon enjoy eating Berries, and you’ll have the opportunity to get two new Berries by spinning the Photo Disc at PokéStops—Nanab Berries and Pinap Berries! Giving a Pokémon a Nanab Berry will slow its movements, making it easier to catch. The Pinap Berry doubles the amount of Candy you’ll receive if your next catch attempt succeeds.

New Avatars and an Expanded Wardrobe: Now you’ll be able to give your avatar a complete upgrade! Customize your look with a whole new selection of hats, shirts, pants, and other items.

So what are the new Pokémon in Gen 2? List me!

All told, there’ll be 100 new Pokémon for the Gen 2 Pokédex in Pokémon Go. The full list is as follows, including types and max CP (as estimated by GamePress.

  1. Chikorita: Grass (801 Max CP )
  2. Bayleef: Grass (1296 Max CP )
  3. Meganium: Grass (2227 Max CP )
  4. Cyndaquil: Fire (831 Max CP )
  5. Quilava: Fire (1484 Max CP )
  6. Typhlosion: Fire (2686 Max CP )
  7. Totodile: Water (1011 Max CP )
  8. Croconaw: Water (1598 Max CP )
  9. Feraligatr: Water (2721 Max CP )
  10. Sentret: Normal (519 Max CP )
  11. Furret: Normal (1667 Max CP )
  12. Hoothoot: Normal / Flying (640 Max CP )
  13. Noctowl: Normal / Flying (2040 Max CP )
  14. Ledyba: Bug / Flying (663 Max CP )
  15. Ledian: Bug / Flying (1275 Max CP )
  16. Spinarak: Bug / Poison (685 Max CP )
  17. Ariados: Bug / Poison (1636 Max CP )
  18. Crobat: Poison / Flying (2466 Max CP )
  19. Chinchou: Water / Electric (1067 Max CP )
  20. Lanturn: Water / Electric (2077 Max CP )
  21. Pichu: Electric (376 Max CP )
  22. Cleffa: Normal (620 Max CP )
  23. Igglybuff: Normal (512 Max CP )
  24. Togepi: Normal (540 Max CP )
  25. Togetic: Normal / Flying (1543 Max CP )
  26. Natu: Psychic / Flying (925 Max CP )
  27. Xatu: Psychic / Flying (1975 Max CP )
  28. Mareep: Electric (887 Max CP )
  29. Flaaffy: Electric (1402 Max CP )
  30. Ampharos: Electric (2695 Max CP )
  31. Bellossom: Grass (2108 Max CP )
  32. Marill: Water (420 Max CP )
  33. Azumarill: Water (1503 Max CP )
  34. Sudowoodo: Rock (2065 Max CP )
  35. Politoed: Water (2371 Max CP )
  36. Hoppip: Grass / Flying (508 Max CP )
  37. Skiploom: Grass / Flying (882 Max CP )
  38. Jumpluff: Grass / Flying (1553 Max CP )
  39. Aipom: Normal (1188 Max CP )
  40. Sunkern: Grass (316 Max CP )
  41. Sunflora: Grass (2048 Max CP )
  42. Yanma: Bug / Flying (1326 Max CP )
  43. Wooper: Water / Ground (596 Max CP )
  44. Quagsire: Water / Ground (1929 Max CP )
  45. Espeon: Psychic (3000 Max CP )
  46. Umbreon: Dark (2052 Max CP )
  47. Murkrow: Dark / Flying (1392 Max CP )
  48. Slowking: Water / Psychic (2482 Max CP )
  49. Misdreavus: Ghost (1781 Max CP )
  50. Unown: Psychic (1022 Max CP )
  51. Wobbuffet: Psychic (1024 Max CP )
  52. Girafarig: Normal / Psychic (1863 Max CP )
  53. Pineco: Bug (1045 Max CP )
  54. Forretress: Bug Steel (2263 Max CP )
  55. Dunsparce: Normal (1615 Max CP )
  56. Gligar: Ground / Flying (1758 Max CP )
  57. Steelix: Steel / Ground (2439 Max CP )
  58. Snubbull: Normal (1124 Max CP )
  59. Granbull: Normal (2440 Max CP )
  60. Qwilfish: Water / Poison (1910 Max CP )
  61. Scizor: Bug / Steel (2801 Max CP )
  62. Shuckle: Bug / Rock (300 Max CP )
  63. Heracross: Bug / Fighting (2938 Max CP )
  64. Sneasel: Dark / Ice (1868 Max CP )
  65. Teddiursa: Normal (1184 Max CP )
  66. Ursaring: Normal (2760 Max CP )
  67. Slugma: Fire (750 Max CP )
  68. Magcargo: Fire / Rock (1543 Max CP )
  69. Swinub: Ice / Ground (663 Max CP )
  70. Piloswine: Ice / Ground (2284 Max CP )
  71. Corsola: Water / Rock (1214 Max CP )
  72. Remoraid: Water (749 Max CP )
  73. Octillery: Water (2124 Max CP )
  74. Delibird: Ice / Flying (937 Max CP )
  75. Mantine: Water / Flying (2032 Max CP )
  76. Skarmory: Steel / Flying (2032 Max CP )
  77. Houndour: Dark / Fire (1110 Max CP )
  78. Houndoom: Dark / Fire (2529 Max CP )
  79. Kingdra: Water / Dragon (2424 Max CP )
  80. Phanpy: Ground (1175 Max CP )
  81. Donphan: Ground (3022 Max CP )
  82. Porygon2: Normal (2546 Max CP )
  83. Stantler: Normal (1988 Max CP )
  84. Smeargle: Normal (389 Max CP )
  85. Tyrogue: Fighting (404 Max CP )
  86. Hitmontop: Fighting (1905 Max CP )
  87. Smoochum: Ice / Psychic (1230 Max CP )
  88. Elekid: Electric (1073 Max CP )
  89. Magby: Fire (1178 Max CP )
  90. Miltank: Normal (2312 Max CP )
  91. Blissey: Normal (3219 Max CP )
  92. Raikou: Electric (3349 Max CP )
  93. Entei: Fire (3412 Max CP )
  94. Suicune: Water (2823 Max CP )
  95. Larvitar: Rock / Ground (904 Max CP )
  96. Pupitar: Rock / Ground (1608 Max CP )
  97. Tyranitar: Rock / Dark (3670 Max CP )
  98. Lugia: Psychic / Flying (3598 Max CP )
  99. Ho-Oh: Fire / Flying (4650 Max CP )
  100. Celebi: Psychic / Grass (3090 Max CP )

For images and more on all the Gen 2 Pokémon, see Bulbapedia.

Like with Gen 1, not all of them will be immediately available. We still haven’t seen the Legendary Birds from Gen 1, or Mew or Mew 2. By the same token, there’s no telling when we’ll see the Legendary Beasts from Gen 2, or Celebi.

Speaking of which, what are the Legendary and Mythical Pokémon in Gen 2?

You mean the ones we’re not likely to see until after we see the Gen 1 Legendary or Mythical ‘mon in events?

Legendary Beasts:

  • Raikou
  • Entei
  • Suicune

(Legendary) Tower Duo:

  • Lugia
  • Ho-Oh

Mythical

  • Celebi

And which ones are the Gen 2 Starters?

Just like Gen 1 has Starter Pokémon — Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander — so does Gen 2.

  • Chikorita
  • Cyndaquil
  • Totodile

Which of those are the new Gen 2 evolutions for your existing Pokémon?

The new evolutions in Gen 2 are these:

  • Golbat to Crobat
  • Gloom to Bellossom (split)
  • Poliwhirl to Politoed (split)
  • Eevee to Espeon (split)
  • Eevee to Umbreon (split)
  • Slowpoke to Slowking (split)
  • Onix to Steelix
  • Scyther to Scizor
  • Seadra to Kingdra
  • Porygon to Porygon 2
  • Chansey to Blissey

So, yeah, start saving that candy and getting those high-stat Pokémon ready to evolve!

How to evolve Gen 1 Pokémon into Gen 2

But you’ll need “evolution items” to do it?

For most of them. They’ll be available from PokéStops, just like Pokémon Eggs. They’re not that common, even less so than Pokémon Eggs, and they get used up. So, you’ll have to get one for each evolution you want to perform.

  • Sun Stone: Evolve Gloom to Bellossum.
  • Kings Rock: Evolve Poliwhirl to Politoed, Slowpoke to Slowking
  • Metal Coat: Evolve Onix to Steelix, Scyther to Scizor
  • Dragon Scale: Evolve Seadra to Kingdra
  • Up Grade: Evolve Porygon to Porygon 2

Which Gen 1 Pokémon don’t need Evolution Items to evolve?

Short list:

  • Golbat to Crobat
  • Eevee to Espeon (split)
  • Eevee to Umbreon (split)
  • Chansey to Blissey

Any word on the new moves for the new Gen 2 Pokémon?

According to The Silph Road, here are the Gen 2 quick moves:

  • Counter
  • Powder Snow
  • Charge Beam
  • Volt Switch
  • Dragon Tail
  • Infestation
  • Struggle Bug
  • Astonish
  • Iron Tail
  • Fire Spin
  • Bullet Seed
  • Extrasensory
  • Air Slash
  • Hex
  • Snarl

And the Gen 2 charge moves:

  • Close Combat
  • Dynamic Punch
  • Focus Blast
  • Aurora Beam
  • Wild Charge
  • Zap Cannon
  • Avalanche
  • Brave Bird
  • Sky Attack
  • Sand Tomb
  • Rock Blast
  • Silver Wind
  • Night Shade
  • Gyro Ball
  • Heavy Slam
  • Overheat
  • Grass Knot
  • Energy Ball
  • Futuresight
  • Mirror Coat
  • Outrage
  • Crunch
  • Foul Play

Some Gen 2 Pokémon were already here, right?

The babies, yes! Most of them arrived in December of 2016. They’re still here and you still have to hatch them through eggs. No catching, no spawns, no lures, no incense. Just. Eggs.

  • Cleffa (baby Clefairy) in 2 KM eggs.
  • Igglybuff (baby Jigglypuff) in 2 KM eggs.
  • Pichu (baby Pikachu) in 5 KM eggs.
  • Togepi (baby Togetic) in 5 KM eggs.
  • Magby (baby Magmar) in 10 KM eggs.
  • Smoochum (baby Jinx) in 10 KM eggs.
  • Elekid (baby Electobuzz) in 10 KM eggs.

No Tyrogue yet (baby Hitmonchan, Hitmonlee, and Hitmontops), likely due to the mechanics involved in the split evolutions, one of which hasn’t been introduced yet, and merging the Hitmon candy.

How to hatch Pichu, Togepi, and more babies in Pokémon Go!

But Togepi could evolve into Togetic, right?

Absolutely! She can’t be hatched from an egg or caught in the wild, so evolving Togetic is currently the only way to get her. And yes, that makes Togetic one of the rarest Pokémon in the game right now!

How to evolve Togetic in Pokémon Go

Any Pokémon Go Gen 2 questions?

If you have any questions on Pokémon Go Gen 2 or any theories you want to share, drop them in the comments below?

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