Chrales, a well-known dataminer and leaker for Pokemon GO, recently revealed a ton of new shiny sprites that have been added to the game. While none of these new shiny forms are actually obtainable in the game at the time of this writing, the leak included shiny variants for some Pokemon that aren’t even available in the game in any capacity.
This includes second-generation Pokemon Smeargle, which is the only gen 2 Pokemon that has yet to be added to Pokemon GO. The list also features third-generation Pokemon Kecleon, as well as Clamperl and its evolved forms, Huntail and Gorebyss. While far from a confirmation, this has led to speculation that these Pokemon will be properly added to the game sooner rather than later.
With the introduction of Spinda and the upcoming Celebi Special Research quest, Niantic has nearly added all of the second- and third-generation Pokemon to Pokemon GO. There are still a few other holdouts besides the ones already mentioned, like Nincada and its evolution line, Ninjask and Shedninja, but for the most part, it seems like Niantic is well on its way to finishing gens 2 and 3 before the fourth generation is introduced to the game.
Having said that, it’s possible that it may take another year for the rest of the Hoenn region Pokemon to be added to Pokemon GO. After all, the Hoenn region has two mythical Pokemon in the form of Deoxys and Jirachi, and at the rate Niantic has added Special Research quests to catch these Pokemon, fans could be in for a very long wait indeed.
Luckily, Niantic will more likely than not add fourth generation Pokemon to Pokemon GO well before Deoxys and Jirachi have made it to the game. So even though fans won’t be able to complete their Hoenn region Pokedex for quite some time, at least they won’t have any shortage of new Pokemon to add to their collection.
Pokemon GO is out now for iOS and Android mobile devices.