If you want to be the very best, like no one ever was, then you'll need to master the art of catching brand new Pokemon that were recently added to Pokemon Go. Luckily, there are already tutorials ready to roll to give you an extra edge.
Over on IGN, they've already put in the leg work needed to track down all of the newest pocket-sized monsters added to Pokemon Go. In case you missed out on the latest news, a collection of Pokemon from the second generation have finally invaded the game world, meaning that Trainers can add 'Mon from the Johto region to their digital collection.
It's taken Pokemon Go a while to get rolling, but it looks like the game is finally shaping up nicely. The team at Niantic have already tweaked and re-tweaked many of the mobile game's core systems, making for a more enjoyable catching experience out in the real world. They've also added some new features to the game, such as the ability to have a favorite Pokemon follow you around on the map. The more they flesh the game out, the more it's shaping up to be that virtual Pokemon-catching experience everyone was hoping for.
But if there's one thing we know about Pokemon, it's that there are a hell of a lot of them. Sure, the core game comes with a nice collection of about a hundred critters, but with the series several decades old at this point, it's high time more generations of Pokemon join the fun.
That's where this latest update comes in, patching in the second generation of Pokemon for excited trainers to track down. But how should you go about it?
The tricky part about the recently released second generation Pokemon is that they aren't available out in the wild. Instead, you'll have to hatch eggs to discover them.
Eggs come in different distances that you have to walk to hatch them, and various gen two Pokemon are in those different tiers of eggs. The 2km eggs, for instance, might hatch, Igglybuff or Cleffa. If you go up to the 5km eggs, you have an opportunity to claim Pichu or Togepi. For those of you with good cardio, a 10km egg will possibly grant you Smoochum, Magby or Elekid.
One of the interesting little quirks of this update is that it appears eggs collected before it went live won't actually contain those new Pokemon. And as a warning, just because you got a newer egg doesn't mean you'll get one of those new Pokemon, either. They've simply been added to the pool of possible catches.
Well, there you have it. Get out there and get to catching.