+ Wednesday January 22nd, 2020

Niantic’s Pokémon Go is one of the company’s three AR location-based games, but it’s the one that really put them on the map so it’s good to see they’re continuing to evolve it with new characters and features.

Today, they’ve announced the arrival of Pokémon from the Unova region as seen in the game’s 2010/2011 Nintendo DS outings Pokémon Black and White.

Obviously, new Pokémon mean there’s new incentive to get out there and catch ’em all. There’ll be new characters popping up in the wild, new varieties of Pokémon hatching from eggs, and new Pokémon to challenge in raids.

There’s also new regional exclusive Pokémon, as well as hemisphere-exclusives (East/West) and a couple of new shinies.

Finally, all that research you do in the game will pay off in the form of a Unova Stone that can be used to evolve certain Pokémon.

Changes are going live over the course of the day, so if the new ‘mons aren’t showing up just yet they won’t be far away.

Source: Pokemon Go Live.

Jason Murray   Deputy Editor

Jason Murray

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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