Everyone’s favorite ghost appliance Pokémon might finally be coming to Pokémon GO very soon.
Pokémon GO got started on Generation 4 Pokémon last October. The Sinnoh region contained 107 new Pokémon to capture and enslave, although as with other generational rollouts, Niantic only released 25 at the time.
Those were mostly the starter Pokémon as well as some of the more common normal types. However, we’ve received word from a reliable source that Pokémon GO now has all the sprites and assets for the entire Gen 4 roster, and that means their release might be just around the corner.
We have French data miner Chrales to thank for the recent discovery of all Gen 4 assets in the latest version of Pokémon GO. He streamed a display of each new sprite on his Twitch channel, which you can view here.
There are some really exciting Pokémon yet left to add from Gen 4, including the Garchomp evolutionary line, which at the time of Pokémon Diamond & Pearl was considered to be a supremely powerful non-legendary Pokémon known for its combination of extreme speed, power, and durability.
Also to be added are the Eeveelutions Leafeon and Glaceon, the Grass and Ice-type evolutions, respectively.
Other legendary types such as Shaymin, Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf, Darkrai, Regigigas, and the all-powerful Arceus are also still to be added, with Arceus getting a different sprite for each of his many different typings.
And who can forget Rotom, the lovable and mischievous Electric/Ghost-type that terrorized Ash and Professor Oak in the animated series.
As usual, just because the assets are there doesn’t mean Niantic will release them all at once. Typical rollouts are done in groups of 25-30 ‘Mons, and as much as we might prefer to see Rotom immediately, we might not get ‘em until some future special event.
Which might just be the recently leaked Spring Solstice event. Coinciding with the spring equinox, according to Gaming Intel, the event will run from March 19th to 26th and feature increased rates of Grass-types spawning in the wild, as quests, and in raids.