Niantic, the developers behind the once-explosive, Pokemon GO have always had plans to distribute Pokemon from the series’ second generation across the world of the augmented reality video game, but specifics on when that would come about were never revealed. Educated speculation dictated that once the developers saw a decline in the popularity of the title that they would begin with the rolling out of the next generation, and it seems as though now is the appropriate time.
It’s close to the end of 2016 and it is looking as though Pokemon GO has quickly run out of steam, lasting but a few months before simmering down to what it is now. Granted, those few months were absolute lunacy, with many non-players hoping that the craze would fade away sooner rather than later. Personally, I thought the game would remain far longer in the public eye but it is now little more than a memory, hopefully the introduction of baby Pokemon from Generation Two will help fuel the the train of popularity once again.
The first wave of Generation Two Pokemon have officially been released in-game with Elekid, Magby, Smoochum, Igglybuff, Cleffa, Pichu, and Togepi being the stars. These adorable infant Pokemon can only be obtained through the egg-hatching process, the eggs of which are awarded at certain PokeStops. 2km eggs will give the opportunity to hatch Igglybuff and Cleffa, 5km eggs will hatch Pichu and Togepi, whilst 10km eggs will hatch Elekid, Magby, and Smoochum.
This here is simply the beginning of Generation Two’s full introduction, and it seems as though Niantic will make these Pokemon available in small batches rater than a Generation-wide release the likes of which kicked the game off in a big way. Whilst I believe that the game will regain some of it’s fame with these additions, I cannot see it becoming the traffic-jammer it once was, though I do hope for the developer’s continued success. It is difficult to create a game that literally sent the world into a semi-ruinous state, but if there’s any way to do it…it’s with Pokemon.
Pokemon GO, as you all know, is available now on most modern SmartPhones, but you don’t need to be told that. Chances are, you already have it.