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Latest Pokemon Go update adds more Sinnoh evolutions

Published: 15:49, 01 February 2019
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Pokemon Go's latest update brings new evolutions for Sinnoh region Pokemon. Players will get to use Sinnoh Stone to evolve Lickitung into Lickilicky, and Tangela into Tangrowth. Niantic also added two wild Pokemon - Cranidos and Shieldon.

Niantic have released a new update for Pokemon Go which expands the Gen 4 evolutions list to include new Pokemon from the Sinnoh region.

The new Gen 4 evolutions will include Lickitung and Tangela which will evolve into Lickilicky and Tangrowth respectively. In order to evolve these Pokemon, players will have to use Sinnoh Stone, a special evolution item which allows players to transform their Pokemon into Gen 4 version.

Additionally, the new update includes evolutions for Ambipom, Gallade, and Yanmega which evolve from Aipom, Kirlia, and Yanma respectively.

There are some Pokemon that won't require the use of Sinnoh Stones though. These include Cranidos and Shieldon and they can be found in the wild after the latest update. Players may also see more Pokemon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region appearing in eggs.

According to the update, some big changes are also coming and players may start to notice that Pokemon appearing in Raid Battles are now much more powerful and sturdy when challenged. On top of that, combat has seen minor tweaks and some moves that certain Pokemon know can be stronger or weaker in battle. 

Certain Pokemon will also be able to learn new moves via TM which is an item used by Pokemon Trainers to teach Pokemon new moves that they might not learn otherwise. For example, Machamp is now able to learn the Rock-type move Rock Slide which hits the target with an avalanche of rocks and boulders.

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Recently, Niantic revealed Pokemon Go February Community Day which starts on 16 February 2019 and it features Swinub, a dual-type Ice/Ground Pokemon with a new Mamoswine evolution. Community day will also include an extra bonus which will give players a chance to earn valuable Sinnoh Stones.

You can check Niantic's announcement on their website and for more Pokemon GO news, check out the Limited Research event which was introduced earlier this month and it wasn't the update many Pokemon Go trainers were hoping for.

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