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The second generation of Pokemon is finally coming to 'Pokemon Go'


"Pokémon Go" is still alive, and it's finally adding the game's second generation of Pokémon to the roster.

The game's creators announced Wednesday that 80 Pokémon from Generation II (which includes "Pokémon Gold" and "Pokémon Silver") will arrive "later this week." 

The update will also include new items to evolve Pokémon that only appear at Pokéstops, Pokémon with varying genders (also a staple of the Gold and Silver games), and more complexity in how you catch Pokémon.

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Some Generation II Pokémon appeared in a December event, but this update should flesh out the roster more fully. 

The update will also include new clothes for your in-game avatar and two new items. The Nanab Berry will make a Pokémon easier to catch, while the Pinap Berry will give you more in-game candy for catching the little critter. 

Today is a momentous occasion for our team here at Niantic.
John Hanke, Niantic founder and CEO

As Mashable pointed out, the 80 new Pokémon doesn't account for all of the Generation II roster. Even when you account for the Pokémon added in December and remove the "legendary" Pokémon, there are seven missing. 

Let the speculation begin.

Most users seemed hyped.

Some resurrected an old meme, mocking "minor text fixes" appearing in the patch notes.

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