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Pokemon run wild Pokemon Go

How many of you Pokemon Go players have a perfect collection of pocket-sized monsters? Not so fast! That was a trick question. On top of a bunch of new legendary critters, Niantic has announced a fresh batch of Pokemon are coming to the game.

Over on the Pokemon Go blog, the team at Niantic has announced that a fresh crop of 23 new Pokemon are coming to the game. They kept the announcement short and sweet, though, explaining that players will soon see the new critters popping up from time to time. In other words, if you're up for a walk, you might even discover some as of this writing.

As for which new Pokemon are being added to the popular mobile game, Niantic explained that the latest additions to the roster include critters originally found in the game world's Hoenn region, specifically from Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Saphire. So if you've noticed some blank spots popping up in your Pokedex recently, now you know why that is.

Combine these new Pokemon with the arrival of even more announced Legendaries throughout the coming year, and it's clear that Pokemon Go is expected to, clears throat, keep going for quite some time. Not bad for an altered reality game that isn't even two years old yet!

We figure all of these recent announcements might have something to do with the recently revealed Harry Potter AR game that Niantic is also working on. Once that new game was announced, many Pokemon Go fans feared that meant the Harry Potter game would take up the majority of the developer's attention. That doesn't seem to be the case just yet. We've got plenty of new Pokemon rolling out regularly, the game recently received a new map and weather system, and there's no telling what other expanded gameplay features Niantic could be working on right now. And, let's not forget about those regularly occurring special events that encourage players to get back out in the real world and dive back into catching imaginary animals.

On the other hand, we're not sure what else Niantic could add to Pokemon Go to really shake things up. They'll run out of Pokemon sooner or later and it doesn't seem like they're too interested in bolstering what little gameplay is available. But hey, maybe they've got some big surprises hidden up their sleeves.

Either way, bare minimum, you've got a whole bunch of new Pokemon to keep you busy on your evening strolls. Just remember to be aware of your surroundings and don't do anything crazy like wandering into an underground cave or straight into oncoming traffic all in the name of catching 'em all.

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