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Pokemon Go Gen 4 | Release date of the next generation

Published: 24/Jan/2019 20:00

by Paul Cot


The number one question in Pokemon Go at the moment is, when will gen 4 be released in its entirety? Currently, a fraction of the generation 4 Pokedex are available.

Pokemon Go Gen 4 Pokedex

As of writing there are 61 of the 107 generation 4 Pokemon available to catch in Pokemon Go. This means there are 56 yet to be released.

The 57th gen 4 Pokemon to be released will be Mammoswine, the third-tier evolution of the gen 2 Pokemon, Piloswine. The mammoth, twin-tusked Pokemon will be released as part of the Pokemon Go February Community Day.

The prospect of Mammoswine is particularly exciting because it is expected to be strong enough to use in competitive battling.

Gen 4 Next Wave

While we know the next gen 4 Pokemon is to be available is Mammoswine, that still leaves questions about the rest. That leaves 55 Pokemon still to be released.

Pokemon Go players are becoming increasingly impatient with the generation 4 release. However, it appears Niantic are intending to release the remainder gradually.

Expect a few several more gen 4 Pokemon to be announced after the February Community Day. This will likely be for an unnamed event in the second half of February.

This could continue all way until all of gen 4 is released!

Could Bonsly, Tangrowth and Yanmega be making appearances in Pokemon Go soon?

Interestingly, back in early December, renowned dataminer “Chrales”, found four new sprites (above). These were for Bonsly, Croagunk, Tangrowth and Yanmega.

Croagunk was released in the December holiday event. Bonsly is the pre-evolution of gen 2’s Sudowoodo. Additionally, Tangrowth and Yanmega are evolutions of Tangela and Yanma.

Pokemon Go Gen 4 Evolutions

The most hype is for gen 4 evolutions. Mammoswine is expected to join Rhyperior as two of the better Pokemon to have for battles. Both their attack and HP stats will make them highly sought after.

Elsewhere, the already available Electivire is also a good Pokemon to have. Its Wild Charge move means it’s comparable in strenth to Raikou.

Gen 4 Eeveelutions

A lot of question about the release of the 4th generation explicitly ask about the eeveelutions, Leafeon and Glaceon. With their cult popularity and their viability in battling, both will be regular sights in Pokemon Go.

Leafeon and Glaceon may have relatively average stats but their move sets, more so Glaceon’s ice attacks, mean they may find a place on your team. Moreover, with an average of 25 candies required to evolve, both are accessible for trainers.

Read More: Pokemon Go Hoenn Event

Generation 4 – Available Pokemon

The following gen 4 Pokemon are available in Pokemon Go now. Pokemon in italics aren’t generation 4 Pokemon.

  • Turtwig -> Grotle -> Torterra
  • Chimchar -> Monferno -> Infernape
  • Piplup -> Prinplup -> Empoleon
  • Starly -> Staravia -> Staraptor
  • Bidoof -> Bibarel
  • Kricketot -> Kricketune
  • Shinx -> Luxio -> Luxray
  • Budew -> Roselia -> Roserade
  • Pachirisu
  • Buizel -> Floatzel
  • Drifloon -> Drifblim
  • Buneary -> Lopunny
  • Misdreavus -> Mismagius
  • Murkrow -> Honchkrow
  • Chingling -> Chimecho
  • Stunky -> Skuntank
  • Bronzor -> Bronzong
  • Chatot
  • Spiritomb
  • Munchlax -> Snorlax
  • Riolu -> Lucario
  • Skorupi -> Drapion
  • Croagunk -> Toxicroak
  • Carnivine
  • Finneon -> Lumineon
  • Mantyke -> Mantine
  • Snover -> Abomasnow
  • Sneasel -> Weavile
  • Ryhorn -> Rhydon -> Rhyperior
  • Elekid -> Elecatbuzz -> Electivire
  • Magby -> Magmar -> Magmortar
  • Togepi -> Togetic -> Togekiss
  • Gligar -> Gliscor
  • Porygon -> Porygon2 -> Porygon-Z
  • Duskull -> Dusclops -> Dusknoir
  • Giratina
  • Cresselia

Pokemon players furious over Crown Tundra’s “confusing” release time

Published: 22/Oct/2020 19:10 Updated: 22/Oct/2020 19:22

by Brent Koepp


Pokemon Sword & Shield is set to get its second DLC, The Crown Tundra, on October 22. However, players have become outraged over the expansion’s muddled release time.

For Pokemon’s eighth generation release, Sword & Shield, Game Freak opted out of a third game in favor of an Expansion Pass. And on October 22, the Nintendo Switch title is set to get its second DLC, The Crown Tundra.

Or at least, it was supposed to. However, the new content won’t be coming out on that day for many Trainers around the world. Fans have become outraged over the add-on’s confusing release schedule.

pokemon the crown tundra promo image
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company
The Crown Tundra DLC was announced as coming out on October 22, but it’s complicated.

Pokemon Crown Tundra release time sparks anger

In September, The Pokemon Company finally gave the Sword & Shield DLC a firm release date after months of anticipation. The expansion was marketed as releasing on October 22 in a reveal trailer that showed off new footage.

However as the Crown Tundra’s launch drew near, confusion began to spread among players who weren’t exactly sure when new content would go live on the Switch. As the 22nd finally rolled around, fans of the series took to social media to voice their frustration.

Trainers hit out Nintendo’s lack of a clear release schedule, such as one user who exclaimed, “Wish Nintendo would at least give people an exact release time. It can’t be that hard to do.” Another fan agreed and tweeted, “Could Game Freak/TPC be any more unclear with when the Crown Tundra is coming? Seriously? How hard is it to just… Give a time of release?”

angry pokemon tweets
Pokemon players were confused by the DLC’s release time.

At the time of writing, Nintendo still has not given a release time officially. However based on when the Home app is going down for maintenance, it is now believed that the DLC will drop at 9PM PST on the 22nd, and 12:00PM EST / 05:00 BST the next day. That means over half of the world won’t get it until the 23rd.

This, of course, did not sit well with many in the Pokemon community. “Don’t know why you told us the crown tundra would be out on the 22, when in reality its going to be the 23rd. So why kick us in the d**k like that,” one person said. Another Twitter user echoed a similar frustration, exclaiming, “oh f**k off i have to wait another day for crown tundra.”

angry pokemon tweets
Some fans were angry over the DLC releasing on October 23 instead of the promised 22nd.

It wasn’t just fans that were confused by the DLC’s release schedule, even media outlets were left  in the dark by Nintendo’s lack of clarity on the content’s launch time. Joe Merrick of popular Pokemon outlet Serebii addressed the confusion in a tweet on October 22.

In comparison, the Isle of Armor made its debut early in the morning on its scheduled release date – making the Crown Tundra’s launch all the more baffling.

Anger and confusion aside, it appears most of the world will finally get their hands on the Sword & Shield expansion on October 23, which was not the date that the company has been promoting.