Pokemon Go developer Niantic has disclosed that it is releasing new creatures in the location based-app, but many fans are disappointed with the gaming giant’s latest addition to the biggest mobile game of 2016, according to VentureBeat.
Niantic not keeping its promise
The update is live now, but it introduces only a handful of new creatures. Now users can hatch creatures like Igglybuff and Cleffa in the eggs they find at Pokestops. Igglybuff and Cleffa are the creatures that debuted in 1998 in Pokémon Silver and Gold on Game Boy.
Gold and Silver represent the second generation of Pokemon games. They introduced 100 new creatures which were not in the original version of Pokemon Blue or Red, or the original version of Pokemon Go. Players had been expecting the gaming giant to update its augmented reality-based game with all 100 second-generation creatures.
But it looks like players can expect somewhere between four and eight new Pokemon as part of this event, notes VentureBeat. The number of creatures making it into the game has not been disclosed yet, but the developer says that players will be able to capture the creatures by catching them and hatching eggs from Pokestops. Also the location-based game will be home to a “special edition” version of Pikachu starting now until December 29, notes The Verge.
Pokemon Go fans disappointed
So far, players have found the baby Pokemon Togepi, Pichu, Igglybuff and Cleffa. These creatures were four of the eight creatures that players could hatch from eggs in Silver and Gold.
On the Facebook page of the game, Pokemon Go fan Cristóbal Toledo wrote, “What about the whole second generation? And the legendary Pokemon?And the trades?And the battles?Very bad, Niantic.”
Toledo is not the only disappointed fan.
In another post, fan Anders Kristoffersson wrote, “Professor Willow has discovered that cramming Togepi and Pichu in eggs and keeping them from actually spawning drastically increases incubator sales… Professor Willow is an a**hole.”
Many are accusing Niantic of doing this to up its revenues as players will have to buy special items to incubate more than one egg at once. Some, however, are not disappointed. In a Reddit post, a user Hoelala1 wrote that he does not really mind it as long as the rest of Gen 2 will be released in the near future.
Niantic has declared a series of other announcements, including a new Pokemon-themed Starbucks drink, limited-time in-game events, and turning Sprint stores into gyms and Pokéstops, to attract players back to Pokemon Go.