Pokémon Go Gen 6 Pokémon release date, and every creature from X and Y's Kalos region listed

Every Pokémon you can expect to meet in Gen 6.

Gen 6 promises to bring a total of 72 new Pokémon for you to catch in Pokémon Go.

This is by far the smallest Pokémon generation added to Pokémon Go; Gen 2 brought 100 new Pokémon, Gen 3 introduced 130, Gen 4 offers 107 Pokémon and Gen 5 has the largest number of new Pokémon at 156.

Gen 6 was introduced alongside the release of Pokémon X and Y, which is the sixth instalment, excluding remakes and special editions, in the main Pokémon series. Like Gen 5, this generation is focused around original creatures, meaning there are no new baby Pokémon or new evolutions for previous generations.

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Pokémon Go Gen 6 release date explained: When will Gen 6 be released in Pokémon Go?

Niantic has confirmed Gen 6 in Pokémon Go will release on December 2nd, 2020.

Arriving as part of the Season of Celebration during the week of November 30th, it joins other Go Beyond update features including a level cap increase and changes to Go Battle League.

A teaser for the Go Beyond update and catching a Gen 6 Pokémon.

During this week, the first group of Gen 6 creatures available in the wild and in Eggs will be released, including:

  • Starters Chespin, Fennekin and Froakie (and their evolutions)
  • Bunnelby and evolution Diggersby
  • Fletchling and evolutions Fletchinder and Talonflame
  • Litleo and evolution Pyroar
  • Klefki (new regional exclusive)

There will be an in-game event between December 2nd to December 8th, 10am local time, which will see a boost to Kalos spawns, helping you populate your Pokédex with Gen 6 entries.

Pokemon_Chespin
Pokemon_Fennekin
Pokemon_Froakie
Gen 6 starters Chespin, Fennekin and Froakie, and their evolutions, will be part of the first wave of Gen 6 Pokémon.

From there, we can expect more Gen 6 creatures to arrive in waves in 2021.

What we know about Gen 6 Pokémon

Originating from the Kalos region, which takes inspiration from northern France, Gen 6 introduces 72 new Pokémon. This includes a collection of new legendaries, the traditional three - grass, water and fire - starter Pokémon and Klefki, the sentient keys Pokémon because why not.

Here are some interesting facts about how Gen 6 makes itself unique among the multiple Pokémon generations:

Pokemon_Sylveon
Sylveon.
  • Gen 6 saw the introduction of the fairy-type, which was the first new Pokémon type introduced since dark and steel-type Pokémon were introduced in Gold and Silver. Not only were pure fairy-type Pokémon, like Spritzee, were introduced, but older Pokémon, such as Marill and Jigglypuff, became dual types to increase the range of fairy-type Pokémon available.
  • Sylveon, the eighth Eevee evolution, was introduced as part of Gen 6. To obtain it in the main line series, Eevee must know at least one fairy-type move and have a high friendship level with you.
  • Mega Evolution and the various alternate forms for Absol, Mewtwo and other Pokémon, were introduced as part of this generation.
  • Gen 6 includes one of the most elaborate and unique evolution methods in the entire Pokémon series. If you want to evolve Inkay into Malamar, you must train Inkay to level 30 and then, when the evolution process begins, turn the console upside down. This is achieved thanks to the internal gyroscope of the Nintendo 3DS and, since this is the first Nintendo handheld console to include a gyroscope, this evolution method would be impossible in previous generations.
  • Gen 6 is the first Pokémon generation to not have a pure ground or electric-type Pokémon.
  • Thematically, Gen 6 focuses around the concepts of beauty, balance and harmony. This demonstrated by the legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal, which represent the balance between life (Xerneas) and destruction (Yveltal).

Coming soon as part of the Go Beyond update is the Season of Celebration, a level cap increase, Platinum Medals, the arrival of Gen 6 Pokémon and changes to Go Battle League We've recently seen the addition of 'Strange' red eggs and new Arlo, Cliff, Sierra andGiovanni line-ups. 2020 has seen several other new features in Pokémon Go - Mega Evolutions, Go Battle League and the trade evolution feature.


Pokémon Go Gen 6 Pokémon list

Like the previous Pokémon generations, such as Gen 5, most evolutions will simply require you to collect a specific amount of Candy.

We can, however, expect to see a Gen 6 version of the Unova and Sinnoh Stone as, like Gen 4 and 5, this generation has a number of Pokémon that will only evolve if they are traded while holding a specific item.

A number of Pokémon may also be affected by the trading mechanic, which will make them easier to evolve once they've been traded with another player.

Here is the complete list of Gen 6 Pokémon:

No.PokémonType, Evolution and Predicted Catch Method
650 Chespin
Pokemon_Chespin
Grass
651 Quilladin
Pokemon_Quilladin
Grass
Evolves from Chespin (using Candy)
652 Chesnaught
Pokemon_Chesnaught
Grass / Fighting
Evolves from Quilladin (using Candy)
653 Fennekin
Pokemon_Fennekin
Fire
654 Braixen
Pokemon_Braixen
Fire
Evolves from Fennekin (using Candy)
655 Delphox
Pokemon_Delphox
Fire / Psychic
Evolves from Braixen (using Candy)
656 Froakie
Pokemon_Froakie
Water
657 Frogadier
Pokemon_Frogadier
Water
Evolves from Froakie (using Candy)
658 Greninja
Pokemon_Greninja
Water / Dark
Evolves from Frogadier (using Candy)
659 Bunnelby
Pokemon_Bunnelby
Normal
660 Diggersby
Pokemon_Diggersby
Normal / Ground
Evolves from Bunnelby (using Candy)
661 Fletchling
Pokemon_Fletching
Normal / Flying
662 Fletchinder
Pokemon_Fletchinder
Fire / Flying
Evolves from Fletchling (using Candy)
663 Talonflame
Pokemon_Talonflame
Fire / Flying
Evolves from Fletchinder (using Candy)
664 Scatterbug
Pokemon_Scatterbug
Bug
665 Spewpa
Pokemon_Spewpa
Bug
Evolves from Scatterbug (using Candy)
666 Vivillion
Pokemon_Vivillon
Bug
Evolves from Spewpa (using Candy)
667 Litleo
Pokemon_Litleo
Fire / Normal
668 Pyroar
Pokemon_Pyroar
Fire / Normal
Evolves from Litleo
669 Flabébé
Pokemon_Flab__b__
Fairy
670 Floette
Pokemon_Floette
Fairy
Evolves from Flabébé
671 Florges
Pokemon_Florges
Fairy
Evolves from Floette using a Shiny Stone in the main series (using Candy)
672 Skiddo
Pokemon_Skiddo
Grass
673 Gogoat
Pokemon_Gogoat
Grass
Evolves from Skiddo (using Candy)
674 Pancham
Pokemon_Pancham
Fighting
675 Pangoro
Pokemon_Pangoro
Fighting / Dark
Evolves from Pancham when there is a dark-type Pokémon in your party in the main series (using Candy)
676 Furfrou
Pokemon_Furfrou
Normal
677 Espurr
Pokemon_Espurr
Psychic
678 Meowstic
Pokemon_Meowstic
Psychic
Evolves from Espurr (using Candy)
679 Honedge
Pokemon_Honedge
Steel / Ghost
680 Doublade
Pokemon_Doublade
Steel / Ghost
Evolves from Honedge (using Candy)
681 Aegislash
Pokemon_Aegislash
Steel / Ghost
Evolves from Doublade using a Dusk Stone in the main series (using Candy)
682 Spritzee
Pokemon_Spritzee
Fairy
683 Aromatisse
Pokemon_Aromatisse
Fairy
Evolves from Spritzee when traded holding a Sachet in the main series(using Candy)
684 Swirlix
Pokemon_Swirlix
Fairy
685 Slurpuff
Pokemon_Slurpuff
Fairy
Evolves from Swirlix when traded holding a Whipped Dream in the main series (using Candy)
686 Inkay
Pokemon_Inkay
Dark / Psychic
687 Malamar
Pokemon_Malamar
Dark / Psychic
Evolves from Inkay when the console is held upside down (using Candy)
688 Binacle
Pokemon_Binacle
Rock / Water
689 Barbaracle
Pokemon_Barbaracle
Rock / Water
Evolves from Binacle (using Candy)
690 Skrelp
Pokemon_Skrelp
Poison / Water
691 Dragalge
Pokemon_Dragalge
Poison / Dragon
Evolves from Skrelp (using Candy)
692 Clauncher
Pokemon_Clauncher
Water
693 Clawitzer
Pokemon_Clawitzer
Water
Evolves from Clauncher (using Candy)
694 Helioptile
Pokemon_Helioptile
Electric / Normal
695 Heliolisk
Pokemon_Heliolisk
Electric / Normal
Evolves from Helioptile with a Sun Stone in the main series (using Candy)
696 Tyrunt
Pokemon_Tyrunt
Rock / Dragon
697 Tyrantrum
Pokemon_Tyrantrum
Rock / Dragon
Evolves from Tyrunt during the day in the main series (using Candy)
698 Amaura
Pokemon_Amaura
Rock / Ice
699 Aurorus
Pokemon_Aurorus
Rock / Ice
Evolves from Amaura during the night in the main series (using Candy)
700 Sylveon
Pokemon_Sylveon
Fairy
701 Hawlucha
Pokemon_Hawlucha
Fighting / Flying
702 Dedenne
Pokemon_Dedenne
Electric / Fairy
703 Carbink
Pokemon_Carbink
Rock / Fairy
704 Goomy
Pokemon_Goomy
Dragon
705 Sliggoo
Pokemon_Sliggo
Dragon
Evolves from Goomy (using Candy)
706 Goodra
Pokemon_Goodra
Dragon
Evolves from Sliggoo when levelled up during the rain or fog in the main series (using Candy)
707 Klefki
Pokemon_Klefki
Steel / Fairy
708 Phantump
Pokemon_Phantump
Ghost / Grass
709 Trevenant
Pokemon_Trevenant
Ghost / Grass
Evolves from Phantump when traded in the main series (using Candy)
710 Pumpkaboo
Pokemon_Pumpkaboo
Ghost / Grass
711 Gourgeist
Pokemon_Gourgeist
Ghost / Grass
Evolves from Pumpkaboo when traded in the main series (using Candy)
712 Bergmite
Pokemon_Bergmite
Ice
713 Avalugg
Pokemon_Avalugg
Ice
Evolves from Bergmite (using Candy)
714 Noibat
Pokemon_Noibat
Flying / Dragon
715 Noivern
Pokemon_Noivern
Flying / Dragon
Evolves from Noibat (using Candy)
716 Xerneas
Pokemon_Xerneas
Fairy
Legendary Pokémon
717 Yveltal
Pokemon_Yveltal
Dark / Flying
Legendary Pokémon
718 Zygarde
Pokemon_Zygarde
Dragon / Ground
Legendary Pokémon
719 Diancie
Pokemon_Diancie
Rock / Fairy
Mythical Pokémon
720 Hoopa
Pokemon_Hoopa
Psychic / Ghost (Confined)
Psychic / Dark (Unbound)
Mythical Pokémon
721 Volcanion
Pokemon_Volcanion
Fire / Water
Mythical Pokémon

Good luck completing the Kalos Pokédex!

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