Remember our article on how easy it would be for Niantic to skip generations and add Pokemon Sun and Moon ‘mon to Pokemon Go? Well, seems Niantic agreed, as they’ve just announced that the game is getting several Alolan variants of the Kanto 150 we old-timers know and love.
“Sunny days are ahead! Whether your forecast calls for rain or shine, we’re celebrating all around the world by introducing some special Pokémon from the tropical Alola region to Pokémon GO. Get ready for some of the Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region to appear in their Alolan forms! These unique variants were first seen in the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon video games, and they will make their way to Pokémon GO in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for news related to this exciting change—and don’t forget to tell your friends! Stay safe, and happy exploring!”
While the game’s obviously progressed since our original pitch, it does mean that the game’s meta may get a bit of a shakeup, but not like before. Few details have been revealed, but we can’t imagine Niantic doing anything more than releasing a few new Pokemon and possibly a skill or two. We’ll see as details hopefully are revealed later!