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.
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.
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:
- 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
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.||Pokémon||Type, Evolution and Predicted Catch Method|
Evolves from Chespin (using Candy)
|652||Chesnaught||Grass / Fighting
Evolves from Quilladin (using Candy)
Evolves from Fennekin (using Candy)
|655||Delphox||Fire / Psychic
Evolves from Braixen (using Candy)
Evolves from Froakie (using Candy)
|658||Greninja||Water / Dark
Evolves from Frogadier (using Candy)
|660||Diggersby||Normal / Ground
Evolves from Bunnelby (using Candy)
|661||Fletchling||Normal / Flying|
|662||Fletchinder||Fire / Flying
Evolves from Fletchling (using Candy)
|663||Talonflame||Fire / Flying
Evolves from Fletchinder (using Candy)
Evolves from Scatterbug (using Candy)
Evolves from Spewpa (using Candy)
|667||Litleo||Fire / Normal|
|668||Pyroar||Fire / Normal
Evolves from Litleo
Evolves from Flabébé
Evolves from Floette using a Shiny Stone in the main series (using Candy)
Evolves from Skiddo (using Candy)
|675||Pangoro||Fighting / Dark
Evolves from Pancham when there is a dark-type Pokémon in your party in the main series (using Candy)
Evolves from Espurr (using Candy)
|679||Honedge||Steel / Ghost|
|680||Doublade||Steel / Ghost
Evolves from Honedge (using Candy)
|681||Aegislash||Steel / Ghost
Evolves from Doublade using a Dusk Stone in the main series (using Candy)
Evolves from Spritzee when traded holding a Sachet in the main series(using Candy)
Evolves from Swirlix when traded holding a Whipped Dream in the main series (using Candy)
|686||Inkay||Dark / Psychic|
|687||Malamar||Dark / Psychic
Evolves from Inkay when the console is held upside down (using Candy)
|688||Binacle||Rock / Water|
|689||Barbaracle||Rock / Water
Evolves from Binacle (using Candy)
|690||Skrelp||Poison / Water|
|691||Dragalge||Poison / Dragon
Evolves from Skrelp (using Candy)
Evolves from Clauncher (using Candy)
|694||Helioptile||Electric / Normal|
|695||Heliolisk||Electric / Normal
Evolves from Helioptile with a Sun Stone in the main series (using Candy)
|696||Tyrunt||Rock / Dragon|
|697||Tyrantrum||Rock / Dragon
Evolves from Tyrunt during the day in the main series (using Candy)
|698||Amaura||Rock / Ice|
|699||Aurorus||Rock / Ice
Evolves from Amaura during the night in the main series (using Candy)
|701||Hawlucha||Fighting / Flying|
|702||Dedenne||Electric / Fairy|
|703||Carbink||Rock / Fairy|
Evolves from Goomy (using Candy)
Evolves from Sliggoo when levelled up during the rain or fog in the main series (using Candy)
|707||Klefki||Steel / Fairy|
|708||Phantump||Ghost / Grass|
|709||Trevenant||Ghost / Grass
Evolves from Phantump when traded in the main series (using Candy)
|710||Pumpkaboo||Ghost / Grass|
|711||Gourgeist||Ghost / Grass
Evolves from Pumpkaboo when traded in the main series (using Candy)
Evolves from Bergmite (using Candy)
|714||Noibat||Flying / Dragon|
|715||Noivern||Flying / Dragon
Evolves from Noibat (using Candy)
|717||Yveltal||Dark / Flying
|718||Zygarde||Dragon / Ground
|719||Diancie||Rock / Fairy
|720||Hoopa||Psychic / Ghost (Confined)
Psychic / Dark (Unbound)
|721||Volcanion||Fire / Water
Good luck completing the Kalos Pokédex!