Unova Gen 5 release in Pokémon Go tomorrow

Update 16/09: Niantic have now confirmed that Lillipup, Patrat, and Klink will be available in Raid Battles from tonight. More Unova region Pokémon will appear in the weeks and months ahead.


Original Story: Following today’s Community Day for Turtwig, our attention turns to one of the most exciting weeks in PoGo history.

Not only will Shiny Mewtwo be in 5* Raids, but Gen 5, better known as the Unova Region, is being rolled out in game.

We could see as many as 18 new Pokémon added from tomorrow, including starters Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawaott, as well as their respective evolutions.

Other big names being suggested include Yamask, Lillipup, and Patrat. Here’s the full, rumoured list of the first wave of Gen 5.

• 495 Snivy
• 496 Servine
• 497 Serperior
• 498 Tepig
• 499 Pignite
• 500 Emboar
• 501 Oshawott
• 502 Dewott
• 503 Samurott
• 504 Patrat
• 505 Watchog
• 506 Lillipup
• 507 Herdier
• 508 Stoutland
• 562 Yamask
• 563 Cofagrigus
• 599 Klink
• 600 Klang
• 601 Klinklang

And if rumours are also to be believed, several of these Pokémon could see their Shiny forms immediately added to the game!

Unova Region Pokémon are expected from 1 p.m September 16, until September 23 at 1.pm PDT.

Time to expand your dex!