Pokémon Go Gen 4: How to prepare right now

Pokémon Go Gen 4 won't be coming until mid- to late-2018 at the earliest. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't start preparing now. Unlike Gen 3, many current Pokémon get all-new evolutions in Gen 4. Some are powerful. Others are just plain cool. Here are the current Pokémon you want to catch and hatch now, so you have enough candy for the new Gen 4 evolutions next.

July 16, 2018: There's a double candy event on for catches and hatches, so now's the time to get what you need for Gen 4 evolutions!

Pokémon Go Fest Chicago Global Reward Bonuses are now live!

  • 2x Catch Candy Bonus
  • 2x Hatch Candy Bonus
  • 1/2 Egg Distance Bonus
  • +1 Rare Candy Bonus for Raids

For a full list of the candy you want, see below!

July 12, 2018: Pokémon Go teases Gen 4 in Go Fest Chicago art

The official Pokemon Go Instagram account shared a poster for Go Fest Chicago and, well... see for yourself!

If you thought Alolan Forms was going to push back Gen 4, I guess Pokémon Go is about to learn ya.

When is Pokémon Go Gen 4 coming?

Here are the launch dates so far:

  • Pokémon Go Gen 1: July, 2016.
  • Pokémon Go Gen 2: Februrary, 2017.
  • Pokémon Go Gen 3: October, 2017.

If that pattern continues, we're looking at:

  • Pokémon Go Gen 4: July, 2018.

Who are the Gen 4 starters?

Unto every generation of Pokémon are born starters — grass, fire, and water-types to kick it off. For Gen 4, that includes:

  • Grass: Turtwig > Grotle > Torterra
  • Fire: Chimchar > Monferno > Infernape
  • Water: Piplup > Prinplup > Empoleon

Which Gen 1 Pokémon have new evolutions in Gen 4?

  • Magnemite to evolve Magneton into Magnazone.
  • Lickitung to evolve into Lickilicky.
  • Rhynhorn to evolve into Rhyperior.
  • Tangela to evolve into Tangrowth.
  • Elekid to evolve Electabuzz into Electivire.
  • Magby to evolve Magmar into Magmortar.
  • Eevee to evolve into Leafeon and Glaceon (Split).
  • Porygon to evolve Porygon2 into Porygon-Z.

Which Gen 2 Pokémon have new evolutions in Gen 4?

  • Aipom to evolve into Ambipom.
  • Yanma to evolve into Yanmega.
  • Murkrow to evolve into Honchkrow.
  • Misdreavus to evolve into Mismagius.
  • Gligar to evolve into Gliscor.
  • Sneasel to evolve into Weavile.
  • Swinub to evolve Piloswine into Mamoswine.
  • Togetic to evolve into Togekiss

Which Gen 3 Pokémon have new evolutions in Gen 4?

  • Ralts and Kirlia to evolve into Galade (split)
  • Nosepass to evolve into Probopass.
  • Roselia to evolve into Roserade.
  • Duskull and Duskclops to evolve into Dusknoir.
  • Snorut to evolve into Froslass.

What about babies? Any new Pokémon babies in Gen 4?

Several new babies!

  • Mime Jr. (baby Mr. Mime)
  • Bonsly (baby Sudowoodo)
  • Mantyke (baby Mantine)
  • Munlax (baby Snorlax)
  • Budew (baby Roselia)
  • Chingling (baby Chimecho)

What are you looking most forward to in Pokémon Go Gen 4?

Pokémon Go Gen 4 might seem like it's far away but it'll get here soon enough. What are you looking most forward to?

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