Pokemon GO took the world by storm when it was released two years ago. Droves of gamers could be seen taking over street corners and destinations that were labeled gyms. In recent months, it appears that the hype has died down. While there are still millions of Pokemon trainers wandering the streets, it feels like their numbers have dwindled. That is all about to change. 

Pokemon Go developer Niantic announced that the game will be receiving an update that will add even more Pokemon to the catalog of catchable characters. Pokemon that were originally discovered in Kanto, but exist in the Alola region, will be making their way onto the mobile game. The official press release from Niantic reads:


Sunny days are ahead! Whether your forecast calls for rain or shine, we’re celebrating all around the world by introducing some special Pokémon from the tropical Alola region to Pokémon GO. Get ready for some of the Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region to appear in their Alolan forms! These unique variants were first seen in the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon video games, and they will make their way to Pokémon GO in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for news related to this exciting change—and don’t forget to tell your friends! Stay safe, and happy exploring!

—The Pokémon GO team"

Are you excited for the latest update? Stay tuned, and we will let you know when the new Pokemon release is live.