Niantic has once again teased the arrival of Generation IV in Pokémon Go.
Recently, the official Pokémon Go Twitter account shared three separate posts hinting that the Sinnoh starters—Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup—would be the first from the generation to make their way into the mobile game. Each tweet includes a teaser photo where the Pokémon can be faintly seen, as well as a reference to their Pokédex entries, confirming their identities.
We’re excited to hear reports of a Water-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region that can dive for over 10 minutes to hunt. 🌊 Its speed and quick movement definitely lead us to believe that it’s a skilled swimmer. Which Pokémon could this be? pic.twitter.com/qyuCQNcfkl
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) October 12, 2018
As we learn about Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region, we’re curious to hear about a Pokémon that has a fiery rear end. 🔥 Whatever this Fire-type Pokémon is, we’re excited for the opportunity to add it to our Pokédex soon! pic.twitter.com/ocY2VUDZq0
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) October 13, 2018
Ready to join us on our adventure with Pokémon first discovered in the Sinnoh region, Trainers? Here’s a sneak peek of another Pokémon. Sources say that photosynthesis occurs across this Pokémon’s body under the sun. ☀️🌱 We can’t wait to take an AR photo of it! pic.twitter.com/jBrG5vC1SP
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) October 14, 2018
This has been the second set of official announcements about Generation IV. Last week, a documentary-style trailer was released that teased the starters and the Legendary Giratina had been discovered in Pokémon Go. However, since then, Niantic has yet to offer a launch date.
The latest in-game event, Psychic Spectacular, ended on October 14th, which means there’s a chance the new generation of Pokémon could be arriving any day now. There’s a chance that Niantic could be holding off until this month’s Community Day ends, which is set to take place on Sunday, October 21st. During it, trainers will be able to encounter the Steel/Psychic-type Beldum and its shiny variant for three hours.
In other Pokémon news, The Pokémon Company International offered more information about the connectivity between Niantic’s game and both Pokémon: Let’s Go titles. It seems that players will be able to earn a Mystery Box when trading a creature from Go to Let’s Go, which will let them encounter the new Mythical Meltan for 30 minutes.
Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.
Source: Pokémon Go on Twitter