Sunday, September 26, 2021

‘Pokémon GO’ Introduces Gen 5 Pokémon from Unova

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Calling all backpackers, Team Plasma grunts, hooligans and every other trainer class introduced way back in 2011 with Pokémon’s Generation (Gen) 5 games, Pokémon Black and White: your Pokémon have finally arrived.

Starting this month, trainers can find Unova-specific wild Pokémon throughout Pokémon GO including Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Patrat, Lillipup, Purrloin, Pidove and Blitzle (and all their subsequent evolutions.) And, as Unova boasts the largest region-specific Pokédex at 156 original Pokémon, you can bet this is only the first of many updates we’ll see as we move into Gen 5.

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The Unova update comes 11 months after the last generation addition concerning the Sinnoh region’s Gen 4 Pokémon first introduced in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, and a mere three years after Pokémon GO’s own launch in 2016 — which, considering trainers originally had to wait 14 years to get their hands on Gen 1 through Gen 5, we aren’t complaining.

Here’s some info to help you catch ‘em all:


  • 2 km Eggs: Patrat, Lillipup, Purrloin, Pidove
  • 5 km Eggs: Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Blitzle, Drilbur, Foongus
  • 10 km Eggs: Ferroseed, Klink, Litwick, Golett, Deino


  • Asia-Pacific: Pansage
  • Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India: Pansear
  • The Americas and Greenland: Panpour
  • Western hemisphere: Heatmor
  • Eastern hemisphere: Durant
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  • Lillipup
  • Patrat
  • Klink
  • Psystrike (coming September 24!)

Trainers should also keep their eye out for the rumored Unova Stone, an Evolutionary item essential for certain Pokémon evolutions only found through Research Breakthroughs. Try using them on Lampent, Pansear, Pansage and Panpour.

For more information, check out the official Pokémon Go blog at

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Jess is a 90’s Slytherin who loves cartoons (Go Team Venture!) and 15-minute theme park queue lines. She spends most of her free time reading and writing about the hurry-you'll-miss-it, always exciting themed entertainment/experience industry. You can find her on social @shockscribble

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