Pokemon Go Generation 2 Tips and Tricks

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A little over a week ago Pokemon Go unleashed 80 new Pokemon and new evolutions with special items, new Eevee evolutions, customizing your avatar, a new interface for catching Pokemon, as well as some new fruits to help catching Pokemon.

First up let’s tackle the evolutions that us the special items.These items, Dragon Scale, King’s Rock, Metal Coat, Sun Stone, and Upgrade.  These items can be obtained at Poke-Stops just like any other item in the game.  However they are rare, I’ve stopped by a ton of Poke-Stops since the update and I’ve only obtained one Metal Coat, which I used to evolve a Scizor.  Check out the list below of the different evolutions you can do with the different items.

  • Dragon Scale
    • Seadra evolves into Kingdra for 100 candies
  • King’s Rock
    • Poliwhirl evolves into Politoed (instead of Poliwrath) for 100 candies
    • Slowpoke evolves into Slowking (instead of Slowbro) for 50 candies
  • Metal Coat
    • Scyther evolves into Scizor for 50 candies
    • Onix evolves into Steelix for 50 candies
  • Sun Stone
    • Gloom evolves into Bellossom (instead of Vileplume) for 100 candies
    • Sunkern evolves into Sunflora for 50 candies
  • Upgrade
    • Porygon evolves into Porygon2 for 50 candies

Also with the new update comes two new Eevee evolutions and that is to Espeon and Umberon and of course to get these evolutions you need to use another naming trick.  To get Espeon you need to name your Eevee Sakura, to get Umberon you have to name your Eevee Tamao.  However, if you have a ton of Eevee candy but low CP Eevees you might want to wait, this seems to only work one time.  Both Nelson and I evolved our Eevees the first night and then caught more powerful Eevees and tried to evolve them into Espeon and Umberon but they did not evolve into either, both us got more Vaporions.

pokemon go espeon umberon

Let’s not forget that even though the game is free there are things you can buy with real world money.  In the first iteration of the game everything you bought in the game was used to help you in the game like Pokeballs, Egg hatchers, and so on, now you can buy custom gear for your avatar like hats, glasses, backpacks, hats to make your character more like you.

Pokemon Go customize Pokemon go catching

There is also a slightly redesigned UI interface for catching Pokemon, now you have the balls on the right and berries on the left and and you just have to touch them to bring up the different versions of the items.  Speaking of berries, you now have two new ones to help with catching Pokemon.  The new ones are Nanab Berry and Pinap Berry.

  • Razz Berry. “Feed this to a Pokemon to make it easier to catch.” …
  • Nanab Berry. “Feed this to a Pokemon to calm it down, making it less erratic.” …
  • Pinap Berry. “Feed this to a Pokemon to make it drop more candy.”

Here is the list of all the new Pokemon that were added.  Currently in the game there are only 80 new ones to catch but in the data (thanks hackers) we know 100 have been added so we’ve listed all 100 for you.


  • Chikorita
  • Bayleef
  • Meganium
  • Cyndaquil
  • Quilava
  • Typhlosion
  • Totodile
  • Croconaw
  • Feraligatr
  • Sentret
  • Furret
  • Hoothoot
  • Noctowl
  • Ledyba
  • Ledian
  • Spinarak
  • Ariados
  • Crobat
  • Chinchou
  • Lanturn
  • Pichu
  • Cleffa
  • Igglybuff
  • Togepi
  • Togetic
  • Natu
  • Xatu
  • Mareep
  • Flaaffy
  • Ampharos
  • Bellossom
  • Marill
  • Azumarill
  • Sudowoodo
  • Politoed
  • Hoppip
  • Skiploom
  • Jumpluff
  • Aipom
  • Sunkern
  • Sunflora
  • Yanma
  • Wooper
  • Quagsire
  • Espeon
  • Umbreon
  • Murkrow
  • Slowking
  • Misdreavus
  • Unown
  • Wobbuffet
  • Girafarig
  • Pineco
  • Forretress
  • Dunsparce
  • Gligar
  • Steelix
  • Snubbull
  • Granbull
  • Qwilfish
  • Scizor
  • Shuckle
  • Heracross
  • Sneasel
  • Teddiursa
  • Ursaring
  • Slugma
  • Magcargo
  • Swinub
  • Piloswine
  • Corsola
  • Remoraid
  • Octillery
  • Delibird
  • Mantine
  • Skarmory
  • Houndour
  • Houndoom
  • Kingdra
  • Phanpy
  • Donphan
  • Porygon
  • Stantler
  • Smeargle
  • Tyrogue
  • Hitmontop
  • Smoochum
  • Elekid
  • Magby
  • Miltank
  • Blissey
  • Raikou
  • Entei
  • Suicune
  • Larvitar
  • Pupitar
  • Tyranitar
  • Lugia
  • Ho-Oh
  • Celebi




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