'Pokémon Go' adds Sinnoh region critters from 'Diamond' and 'Pearl'

Donna Miller
October 11, 2018

The biggest changes will involve Defense and Stamina values, in order to make Pokemon with high Defense stats harder to beat.

The Sinnoh region is the location of the fourth generation of Pokemon games, Pokemon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. That's mostly composed of the starter trio of Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup, and not three but nine legendary Pokemon, including Arceus, Dialga, and Giratina, just to name a few.

Pokemon Go's metagame is about to get a major overhaul in the coming weeks. A release date was not announced. Looking closely at the image below, you can find the three starter Pokemon from the region.

Weather will have a reduced effect on Pokemon.

As you explore a given area, you will notice that a greater variety of Pokemon species will appear over time and at different rates.

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In addition to the new Pokemon, significant changes to Pokemon spawns and battling are coming to the game, The Pokemon Company confirmed.

Most Pokemon's defence values have been nerfed as well, helping lower "the gap between Pokemon with the highest defensive stats and other Pokemon". On the other hand, Pokemon Defense, Defense values, and Stamina will be retroactively rebalanced for the same goal.

What it's not keeping quiet about are the changes it will bring before we arrive at Sinnoh. Pokemon like Tangrowth, Electrive, Honchkrow and more are set to be competitive fighters as well.

The Sinnoh region is home to what is dubbed the fourth generation Pokemon. Clearly the content is coming soon, since the game usually doesn't release trailers or press releases very far ahead of an actual release, but we don't know exactly when.

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