If you haven't caught every Pokémon available in Pokémon Go yet, sorry, but even more are coming for you to pursue! Niantic has officially announced that Pokémon from Generation 5, the Unova region, will be added to Pokémon Go very soon! We only have knowledge of a few confirmed Pokémon so far, but it seems inevitable that even more will appear as time goes on.

Which Unova Pokémon are confirmed for Pokémon Go so far?

  • Snivy
  • Servine
  • Serperior
  • Tepig
  • Pignite
  • Emboar
  • Oshawott
  • Dewott
  • Samurott
  • Patrat
  • Watchog
  • Lillipup
  • Herdier
  • Stoutland
  • Purrloin
  • Liepard
  • Pansage (Only available in Asia-Pacific)
  • Simisage (Only available on Asia-Pacific)
  • Pansear (Only available in Europe and Africa)
  • Simisear (Only available in Europe and Africa)
  • Panpour (Only available in the Americas)
  • Simipour (Only available in the Americas)
  • Pidove
  • Tranquill
  • Unfezant
  • Blitzle
  • Zebstrika
  • Drilbur
  • Excadrill
  • Foongus
  • Amoongus
  • Ferroseed
  • Ferrothorn
  • Klink
  • Klang
  • Klinklang
  • Litwick
  • Lampent
  • Chandelure
  • Golett
  • Golurk
  • Heatmor (Western Hemisphere only)
  • Durant (Eastern Hemisphere only)
  • Deino
  • Zweilous
  • Hydreigon

Wait, what's Unova and Generation 5?

If you've only played Pokémon Go and none of the other Pokémon games, you may not be familiar with Unova. The main series of Pokémon games over the years has taken place across multiple fictional regions, with each new "generation" of games set in a new land. Generation 1, aka Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow, had the original 150 Pokémon that were in Pokémon Go at launch and took place in Kanto, so you'll hear that group interchangeably referred to as Gen 1 Pokémon or Kanto Pokémon. They both mean the same thing. The same goes for Gen 2/Johto, Gen 3/Hoenn, and Gen 4/Sinnoh.

Now, we're ready to move into Generation 5, which took place in the Unova region over the course of the games Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2. These games introduced over 150 brand new Pokémon to the universe, and it seems likely that, similar to past new generation reveals, we'll see them slowly trickle into the game over a few months. The first batch is already planned for release in September.

Can I evolve any of my current Pokémon into Unova Pokémon?

Not this time! In previous generations, some existing Pokémon got new evolutions, but you don't have to worry about obtaining Unova Pokémon that way this time around. All Unova-mons will be brand new to the game. However, you will still need an Unova Stone to evolve many of them into their final forms. The Unova Stone, like the Sinnoh Stone from the previous generation, can be obtained through research breakthroughs and research task rewards.

When can I expect to see Unova Pokémon in Pokémon Go?

September 19, 2019 - The world of Pokémon GO expands with Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region!

All your research has paid off! Professor Willow has informed us that some Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region are now appearing in the world of Pokémon GO!

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Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Patrat, Lillipup, Purrloin, Pidove, Blitzle, and more Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region will be appearing in the wild.

Spark has been hard at work walking and incubating Eggs for his research and has found that the following Pokémon have started hatching from Eggs!

  • 2 km Eggs: Patrat, Lillipup, Purrloin, Pidove

  • 5 km Eggs: Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Blitzle, Drilbur, Foongus

  • 10 km Eggs: Ferroseed, Klink, Litwick, Golett, Deino

After tackling dozens of raids head on, Candela has discovered that Lillipup, Patrat, and Klink will be available to challenge in raids! Please note, Trainers, that Klink hasn't been reported appearing in the wild outside raids.

Following some travel and meticulous research, Blanche reports that there are some Pokémon that only seem to be appearing in the wild in certain parts of the world! Join us in welcoming them!

  • Asia-Pacific: Pansage, the Grass Monkey Pokémon

  • Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India: Pansear, the High Temp Pokémon

  • The Americas and Greenland: Panpour, the Spray Pokémon

  • Western hemisphere: Heatmor, the Anteater Pokémon

  • Eastern hemisphere: Durant, the Iron Ant Pokémon

If you're lucky, you may encounter Shiny Patrat and Shiny Lillipup!

Introducing the Unova Stone! This black-and-white Evolutionary item will allow certain Pokémon to evolve. Try using it on a Pokémon like Lampent, and see what happens! This item can be obtained from Research Breakthroughs.

September 16, 2019 - Ultra Week 3: A Unova Unveiling

All your research has paid off! Professor Willow has informed us that some Pokémon originally discovered in the Unova region are now appearing in the world of Pokémon GO!

Date + Time

September 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. to September 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT

Features

The Gear Pokémon Klink, originally discovered in Unova, will also appear in raids. You might even encounter a Shiny Klink!

You may also find Shiny Patrat and Shiny Lillipup!

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