The Pokémon Go universe has expanded once again as part of the fourth generation Pokémon are now available within the game. Although the fourth generation of Pokémon probably a bit of unfamiliar territory for the old-school Pokémon fans, it should add a whole lot of new Pokémon to collect to the game. Here is the cool trailer with which the arrival of gen 4 Pokémon was announced.
Just like with generation 3, the Pokémon from gen 4 will arrive in the game in multiple different stages. Right now there are 26 new Pokémon added to the game which are the following:
- Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra
- Piplup, Prinplup, Empoleon
- Chimchar, Monferno, Infernape
- Starly, Staravia, Staraptor
- Cricketot, Kricketune
- Bidoof, Bibarel
- Buneary, Lopunny
- Shinx, Luxio, Luxray
- Riolu, Lucario
Not all of these Pokémon are obtainable in the wild though, Shinx is only obtainable from raids and Riolu is only obtainable from eggs, meaning that you will never encounter these Pokémon in the wild unless there is a change.
Depending on where you live, you will also only encounter one of the Pokémon out of Chatot, Carnivine, and Pachirisu as these Pokémon are regional exclusives. Pachirisu seems only available in Northern regions such as Alaska, Canada, and Russia. Chatot is available in most countries in the Southern Hemisphere and Carnivine seems to be available only in Southern states in the United States such as Florida.
There’s probably a lot of Pokémon Go players that are unfamiliar with generation 4 as it was probably one of the most divisive generations in the history of Pokémon. The generation added a lot of new Pokémon, a total of 106, but the divisive part was that it added a lot of new evolutions and baby stages for already existing Pokémon. While some of these, like Leafeon and Weavile, were quite popular, others were really not. Pokémon like Rhyperior, Lickilicky, and Probopass are hated by a large part of the community. Here is a useful image made by Redditor u/MorderdSinReino that shows off what you can exactly expect from Gen 4.
Generation 4 was also a generation where a large part of the existing Pokémon audience got to an age where they were simply not as interested in playing the games anymore. This makes generation 4 probably the most unknown generation that has so far been added to the Pokémon Go.
For now, most of the Pokémon added to the game are Pokémon that are generally like and that most people are familiar with. Even if you don’t like the Pokémon it will at least add some new content to the game that you can play and enjoy.