Pokémon Go Evolution Guide 2017 news: New evolutionary forms of Gen 1 Pokémon added

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On Feb. 16, Niantic has released its Generation 2 (Gen 2) update for their highly-downloaded mobile app game, "Pokémon GO." To the fans' delight, the recent update launches over 80 new pocket monsters, along with new evolutionary items and berries. It has been confirmed that a few Gen 1 non-evolving Pokémon can now evolve.

Based on Niantic Labs' update announcement, Gen 2 releases two new berries and bonus candies for catching evolved Pokémon. The two berries are the Nanab Berry and the Pinap Berry.

A trainer can use the Nanab Berry to slow Pokémon down so that it won't run away, while Pinap Berries are useful in doubling the number of candies upon a successful catch.

According to IGN, there are five additional evolutionary items from the new update: Dragon Scale, King's Rock, Sun Stone, Metal Coat, and Upgrade. These new evolutionary items can be used for Gen 1 Pokémon to evolve.

Dragon Scale with 100 Horsea Pokemon Candy can evolve Seadra to Kingdra.

Kings Rock and 50 Slowpoke Candy are required for Slowpoke to evolve into Slowking, while Poliwhirl can evolve into Politoed using Kings Rock and 100 Politwag Candy.

Sun Stone with 100 Oddish Candy help Gloom to evolve into Bellossom. A new Pokémon called Sunkern also use Sunstone to transform into Sunflora.

Meanwhile, Metal Coat and 50 Onix Candy can help Onix to evolve into Steelix, and for Scyther to become Scizor requires Metal Coat and 50 Scyther Candy.

As for Porygon to evolve into Porygon2, it needs Upgrade with 50 Porygon Candy.

Other first generation Pokémon that can now evolve includes Golbat which can evolve to Crobat, and Chansey into Blissey.

Another good thing with Gen 2 is that Johto Pokémon, creatures from the starter region of Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, and beyond, can now be found in the wild.

Also, a recent report indicated that some Pokémon that have existing evolutions can gain extra or split evolutions.

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