Pokemon Go update news: Avoid this Gen 2 Pocket Monster at all costs

It’s unusual piece of advice but Pokemon Go fans are being told to avoid one of the new pocket monster recently introduced to the game, to avoid a mass drain on their berries and PokeBalls.

That’s because while nearly all the newly added Pokemon are now available to catch in the wild – excluding Gen 1 evolutions and Smeargle – fans may still struggle to find success in the wild.

The latest Pokemon Go update made it possible fans to encounter Togetic in the wild, fans are now struggling to catch it before it runs away.


Players on Android and Apple devices are reporting using huge amounts of Great Balls and berries on the flying-fairy type, only to see it vanish off their screens.

The low catch-rate are leading many to believe that something may be wrong with the code surrounding the Pocket Monster and not just bad luck.

And that’s not to suggest that Togetic gets on his bike fast, one fan reported trying to catch it 20 times before it eventually wandered off.


“Why Togetic sucks to catch? I wasted 15 pokeball, great ball, ultra ball and loads of berries still no success,” one fan wrote.

Another added: “This is the hardest Pokemon to catch in Pokemon Go, I tried to catch one but it’s like trying to get a Gengar, Lapras and Dragonite.”

“Togetic’s catch rate in the wild is basically 1% no matter what ball or berry you use. There are stories of people wasting their entire supply of Ultras and having nothing to show for it.

“Unless you’re really dying for the Pokedex entry and are willing to gamble your inventory away, it’s probably a better idea to just find a Togepi and evolve it.”


This last suggestion is probably the best way round the problem right now, especially for those Pokemon Go fans who don’t have that many Pokeballs to spare.

And Togetic isn’t the only rare addition in the Gen 2 update, according to fans Evolution Items are proving pretty difficult to snap up too.

One player says that the span a group of Poke Stops over 200 times and wasn’t graced with any of the new special items, leading to some serious frustrations.

Here’s what you need them for:

  • Dragon Scale: Used to turn a Seadra into a Kingdra, which will also require 100 Horsea candies.
  • King’s Rock: Evolves Poliwhirl into a Politoed with a 100 Poliwag candies needed, as well as turning Slowpoke into Slowking, with the help of 50 candies.
  • Metal Coat: Because who doesn’t need a giant metal beast? 50 candies required to changes Onix into Steelix and Scyther into Scizor.
  • Sun Stone: Helpful for Grass-type fans, transforms Gloom into Bellossom at the cost of 100 Oddish candies.
  • (Also needed for Gen 2 Sunkern transformation into Sunflora.)
  • Upgrade: Smooth out those edges by changing Porygon for a Porygon 2 with 50 candies.

Here’s a list of other Candy amounts needed for Gen 1 – Gen 2 crossover Pokemon:

  • Eevee to Umbreon requires 25 Eevee candies, nickname Tamao for 100% chance
  • Eevee to Espeon requires 25 Eevee candies, nickname Sakura for 100% chance
  • Chansey into Blissey costs 50 Chansey candies
  • Golbat into Crobat for 100 zubat candies

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