At long last, Niantic Labs finally unleashed the Generation 2 Pokémon into the wild. Pokémon GO trainers are scrambling to grab up this new set of 80 Pokémon. There are some special new tricks required to catch all of these new beasties, though. Some of the original 151 Pokémon have new evolved forms that require special items. Meanwhile, there are two brand new Eeveelutions for you to acquire. Let's go over the finer details. Onward, young trainer!
How to get the new Eeveelutions
We all know that Eevee is the best part of Pokémon GO, so let's start with the two new Eeveelutions. Starting in Pokémon Gold and Silver, Eevee received Psychic and Dark-type evolutions, called Espeon and Umbreon respectively. If you want to add these two to your collection, the same old nickname trick from the previous generation applies. Name an Eevee Sakura and, upon evolving, you'll have your very own Espeon. Evolving an Eevee named Tamao will produce an Umbreon. Easy peasy.
How to use the new Evolution Items
Generation 2 also granted past Pokémon some powerful new forms. While you may not like Onyx much, have you considered sending its evolved form, Steelix into battle? You won't regret it. You can still evolve Pokémon into their original evolved forms -- a Slowpoke can still become a Slowbro if you feed it enough Candy. However, pair those tasty sweets with the new Evolution Items, and you'll get an even stronger Pokémon. Here's a list of the new Evolution Items and the Pokémon they'll net you.
- Metal Coat: This item evolves Onyx into Steelix, and Scyther into Scizor.
- Sun Stone: This new evolutionary stone will evolve Gloom into Bellossom.
- Dragon's Scale: This item turns Seadra into the mighty Kingdra.
- King's Rock: Turns Slowpoke into Slowking, and Poliwhirl into Politoed.
- Upgrade: Evolves Porygon into Porygon 2.
You can find all of these Evolution Items at random by spinning PokéStops. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start exploring.
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