Attention, trainers! On September 16, Niantic added a handful of Pokémon from Generation Five to its roster of available Pokémon in Pokémon GO. The news was confirmed when the Pokémon GO Youtube channel uploaded a trailer featuring some of the Pokémon available so far. Here are the current Pokémon available and how you can obtain them.
In The Wild
Pokémon available in the wild include the three Unova starters, Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott as well as a few other Pokémon that can be encountered early on in their debut games. These critters include Patrat, Lilipup, Purrloin, Pidove, and Blitzle. Since these Pokémon can also be obtained by hatching eggs, but players shouldn't fret too much about trying to find them.
In addition to the aforementioned Pokémon, other, rarer creatures can be obtained by finding and walking with eggs.
2 KM: Patrat, Lilipup, Purrloin, Pidove
5 KM: Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Blitzle, Drilbur, Foongus
10 KM: Ferroseed, Klink, Litwick, Golett, Deino
Additionally, Lilipup, Patrat, and Klink will be available in raid battles.
While regional exclusives have become a source of frustration for some players, there are no signs that Niantic will do away with them with anytime soon, especially since there are Gen Five Pokémon that will only be available in certain parts of the globe.
Among these regional exclusives is the elemental monkey trio comprised of Pansage, Pansear, and Panpour. Pansage is available in the Asia-Pacific region, Pansear in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India, and Panpour in the Americas and Greenland.
It seems like Niantic will make a trend of separating Pokémon with a notable predator and prey relationship (as was the case with Zangoose and Seviper) as Heatmor, the Anteater Pokémon, and Durant, the Iron Ant Pokémon, will be located on the western and eastern hemispheres, respectively.
Some of the Pokémon included in the trailer were Audino, Virizion, Timburr, Scraggy, and Tympole, so it's entirely possible that these Pokémon will be added to the game sometime in the near future.
Generation Five of the Pokémon franchise debuted in the games Pokémon Black and White, which were released on September 2010 in Japan and March 2011 in the rest of the world.