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Pokémon Go Gen 2 Pokémon List: Every Pokémon from Gold, Silver and Crystal's Johto region

All the Pokémon which hail from the Johto region!

Gen 2 originates from the Johto region and brought 100 new Pokémon to Pokémon Go.

This generation arrived with Pokémon Gold and Silver alongside a host of popular features, including eggs, baby Pokémon, a host of legendary Pokémon, shiny forms and two new types - dark and steel.

Just like every other generation in Pokémon Go - Gen 1, Gen 3, Gen 4, Gen 5, Gen 6 and Gen 8 - the Pokémon of Gen 2 were gradually released into the game, with some arriving a number of years after its initial release.

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The history of Gen 2 Pokémon in Pokémon Go

The introduction of Gen 2 into Pokémon Go began on December 12th 2016 when six of baby Pokémon for Gen 1, including Togepi and Togetic, were released.

We didn't, however, have to wait long for the true force of Gen 2 to arrive, because, on February 16th 2017, 84 Pokémon from Gen 2 were introduced into Pokémon Go. With seven notable exceptions, you could now catch every Gen 2 Pokémon from Chikorita to Tyranitar.

Alongside these Pokémon a new evolution method was introduced - item evolution. Taking direct inspiration from Gold, Silver and Crystal, items like the Sun Stone and King's Rock can be used to evolve specific Pokémon. As long as you have the right amount of candy, of course.

After this, the next Gen 2 Pokémon would be released on July 22nd 2017 when, alongside Articuno, Lugia was released in five-star raids to celebrate the release of legendary Pokémon into the game.

The legendary dog trio - Raikou, Entei and Suicune - were the next Gen 2 Pokémon to be released on August 31st 2017. For the first month of their release, each legendary dog was only available in five-star raids in a specific region, but they would later be made available to every trainer around the world through a variety of means.

Gen 2's final legendary Pokémon - Ho-Oh - was released into five-star raids on November 27th, 2017. It would be followed by Delibird on December 21st 2017, which, since its release, has remained an event-exclusive Pokémon - only appearing during the December holiday event.

Celebi, Gen 2's mythical Pokémon, was released during Go Fest 2018 and became available to all players via The Ripple in Time special research quest, which was released on August 20th 2018. The shiny version of Celebi would later become available through the limited-time special research quest, Distracted by Something Shiny.

Smeargle, the final Gen 2 Pokémon to be released, arrived on February 25th 2019, alongside the new Go Snapshot feature. The only way to catch this Pokémon is to use the Go Snapshot feature and hope that Smeargle photobombs one of your pictures; since this occurs randomly, Smeargle can be one of the hardest Gen 2 Pokémon for players to catch.

Gen 2, similar to Gen 1, has experienced a number of small changes as the other generations have been released.

The most notable is how a number of Pokémon, such as Sneasel and Piloswine, gained new evolutions as Gen 4 was gradually released. To obtain these evolutions you need to gather a specific amount of candy for the Pokémon you wish to evolve and a Sinnoh Stone. With these items in hand, you can finally evolve the Gen 2 Pokémon, such as Togetic into Togekiss.

Mamoswine, Togekiss and Weavile all evolve from Gen 2 Pokémon using a Sinnoh Stone.

Adding Umbreon and Espeon to the Johto Pokédex has also become slightly easier since their release. While you can still use the Eevee naming trick if this is your first time obtaining these Pokémon, you can now ensure their evolutions by having Eevee as your buddy and walking 10km during the day or at night.

This is a reference to when these Pokémon's evolutions occur in the main series instalments which have a day and night cycle - Espeon for the day, Umbreon for night - with the buddy system being a stand-in for the hidden Friendship stat.


Currently live is the Fashion Week event, and along with it the debut of Mareanie and Toxapex. Recently, we've seen the arrival of Season of Light and special research quest A Cosmic Companion. Elsewhere, be sure to use Daily Adventure Incense for the chance of encountering Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos and Galarian Moltres. There's also a new special research quest - A Mysterious Incense. Finally - don't forget about the new Prime Gaming rewards every fortnight.


Pokémon Go Gen 2 Pokémon list

There are 100 Pokémon in Gen 2, which includes five legendary Pokémon and the mythical Celebi.

Both Heracross and Corsola are regionally exclusive Pokémon in Pokémon Go; they do, occasionally, leave their specific locations during certain in-game events, such as Go Fest.

Unown also only makes an appearance during specific Pokémon Go events and, even then, only specific letters will be available. This means, if you want the complete Unown collection, you need to pay attention which Unown are available and when.

Below you can find the complete list of Gen 2 Pokémon, along with the amount of candy required for their evolution:

No. PokémonNoneType, Evolution and Debut Date
152Chikorita
Grass
Debuted February 2017
153Bayleef
Grass
Evolves from Chikorita (using 25 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
154Meganium
Grass
Evolves from Bayleef (using 100 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
155Cyndaquil
Fire
Debuted February 2017
156Quilava
Fire
Evolves from Cyndaquil (using 25 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
157Typhlosion
Fire
Evolves from Quilava (using 100 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
158Totodile
Water
Debuted February 2017
159Croconaw
Water
Evolves from Totodile (using 25 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
160Feraligatr
Water
Evolves from Croconaw (using 100 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
161Sentret
Normal
Debuted February 2017
162Furret
Normal
Evolves from Sentret (using 25 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
163Hoothoot
Normal / Flying
Debuted February 2017
164Noctowl
Normal / Flying
Evolves from Hoothoot (using 50 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
165Ledyba
Bug / Flying
Debuted February 2017
166Ledian
Bug / Flying
Evolves from Ledyba (using 25 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
167Spinarak
Bug / Poison
Debuted February 2017
168Ariados
Bug / Poison
Evolves from Spinarak (using 50 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
169Crobat
Poison / Flying
Evolves from Golbat (using 100 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
170Chinchou
Water / Electric
Debuted February 2017
171Lanturn
Water / Electric
Evolves from Chinchou (using 50 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
172Pichu
Electric
Debuted December 2016
173Cleffa
Fairy
Debuted December 2016
174Igglybuff
Normal / Fairy
Debuted December 2016
175Togepi
Fairy
Debuted December 2016
176Togetic
Fairy / Flying
Evolves from Togepi (using 25 Candy)
Debuted December 2016
177Natu
Psychic / Flying
Debuted February 2017
178Xatu
Psychic / Flying
Evolves from Natu (using 50 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
179Mareep
Electric
Debuted February 2017
180Flaaffy
Electric
Evolves from Mareep (using 25 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
181Ampharos
Electric
Evolves from Flaaffy (using 100 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
182Bellossom
Grass
Evolves from Gloom (using 100 Candy and a Sun Stone)
Debuted February 2017
183Marill
Water / Fairy
Debuted February 2017
184Azumarill
Water / Fairy
Evolves from Marill (using 25 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
185Sudowoodo
Rock
Debuted February 2017
186Politoed
Water
Evolves from Poliwhirl (using 100 Candy and a King's Rock)
Debuted February 2017
187Hoppip
Grass / Flying
Debuted February 2017
188Skiploom
Grass / Flying
Evolves from Hoppip (using 25 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
189Jumpluff
Grass / Flying
Evolves from Skiploom (using 100 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
190Aipom
Normal
Debuted February 2017
191Sunkern
Grass
Debuted February 2017
192Sunflora
Grass
Evolves from Sunkern (using 50 Candy and a Sun Stone)
Debuted February 2017
193Yanma
Bug / Flying
Debuted February 2017
194Wooper
Water / Ground
Debuted February 2017
195Quagsire
Water / Ground
Evolves from Wooper (using 50 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
196Espeon
Psychic
Evolves from Eevee (using 25 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
197Umbreon
Dark
Evolves from Eevee (using 25 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
198Murkrow
Dark / Flying
Debuted February 2017
199Slowking
Water / Psychic
Evolves from Slowpoke (using 50 Candy and a King's Rock)
Debuted February 2017
200Misdreavus
Ghost
Debuted February 2017
201Unown
Psychic
Orginally debuting February 2017, with future letters arriving at a later date
202Wobbuffet
Psychic
Debuted February 2017
203Girafarig
Normal / Psychic
Debuted February 2017
204Pineco
Bug
Debuted February 2017
205Forretress
Bug / Steel
Evolves from Pineco (using 50 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
206Dunsparce
Normal
Debuted February 2017
207Gligar
Ground / Flying
Debuted February 2017
208Steelix
Steel / Ground
Evolves from Onix (using 50 Candy and a Metal Coat)
Debuted February 2017
209Snubbull
Fairy
Debuted February 2017
210Granbull
Fairy
Evolves from Snubbull (using 50 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
211Qwilfish
Water / Poison
Debuted February 2017
212Scizor
Bug / Steel
Evolves from Scyther (using 50 Candy and a Metal Coat)
Debuted February 2017
213Shuckle
Bug / Rock
Debuted February 2017
214Heracross
Bug / Fighting
A regionally exclusive Pokémon
Debuted February 2017
215Sneasel
Dark / Ice
Debuted February 2017
216Teddiursa
Normal
Debuted February 2017
217Ursaring
Normal
Evolves from Teddiursa (using 50 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
218Slugma
Fire
Debuted February 2017
219Magcargo
Fire / Rock
Evolves from Slugma (using 50 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
220Swinub
Ice / Ground
Debuted February 2017
221Piloswine
Ice / Ground
Evolves from Swinub (using 25 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
222Corsola
Water / Rock
A regionally exclusive Pokémon
Debuted February 2017
223Remoraid
Water
Debuted February 2017
224Octillery
Water
Evolves from Remoraid (using 50 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
225Delibird
Ice / Flying
Debuted December 2017
226Mantine
Water / Flying
Debuted February 2017
227Skarmory
Steel / Flying
Debuted February 2017
228Houndour
Dark / Fire
Debuted February 2017
229Houndoom
Dark / Fire
Evolves from Houndour (using 50 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
230Kingdra
Water / Dragon
Evolves from Seadra (using 100 Candy and a Dragon Scale)
Debuted February 2017
231Phanpy
Ground
Debuted February 2017
232Donphan
Ground
Evolves from Phanpy (using 50 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
233Porygon2
Normal
Evolves from Porygon (using 25 Candy and a Up-Grade)
Debuted February 2017
234Stantler
Normal
Debuted February 2017
235Smeargle
Normal
Only avaliable via photobombs from snapshots
Debuted February 2019
236Tyrogue
Fighting
Debuted February 2017
237Hitmontop
Fighting
Evolves from a Tyrogue with high Stamina (using 25 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
238Smoochum
Ice / Psychic
Debuted December 2016
239Elekid
Electric
Debuted December 2016
240Magby
Fire
Debuted December 2016
241Miltank
Normal
Debuted February 2017
242Blissey
Normal
Evolves from Chansey (using 50 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
243Raikou
Electric
Debuted August 2017
244Entei
Fire
Debuted August 2017
245Suicune
Water
Debuted August 2017
246Larvitar
Rock / Ground
Debuted February 2017
247Pupitar
Rock / Ground
Evolves from Larvitar (using 25 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
248Tyranitar
Rock / Dark
Evolves from Pupitar (using 100 Candy)
Debuted February 2017
249Lugia
Psychic / Flying
Debuted July 2017
250Ho-Oh
Fire / Flying
Debuted November 2017
251Celebi
Grass / Psychic
Obtained by completing A Ripple in Time
Debuted July 2017

Good luck completing the Gen 2 Pokédex!

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