Pokemon GO: Niantic Teases Missing Gen 2 Pokemon

Niantic is regularly introducing new Pokémon in its hit title Pokémon GO. With the ongoing trend of revealing a Pokémon for every new event and raid battles, trainers can now even hunt for gen 4 Pokemon.

Although Pokémon GO has featured almost all the gen 2 Pokémon for trainers to catch, still developers at Niantic are now teasing a left out Pokémon from generation 2.

Currently, players are in speculation for this teased Pokémon as no such direct information is given away, but few images posted by Niantic on Twitter and Facebook suggests that this hinted Pokémon could be Smeargle.

Smeargle is a dog like Pokémon with a long tail, which it uses as a paintbrush. This Pokémon does not really learn move types or skills instead it has a special ability to copy the foe’s attacks and use it against them.

It is entirely possible that developers at Niantic choose to not include this generation 2 Pokémon with other gen 2 pocket monsters, as this particular ability was something unique.

And the battle archetype of Pokémon GO is relatively simple and does not allow trainers with such creative move set. Possibly this could be the reason behind Nintendo did not include Smeargle with other generation 2 Pokémon.

Still, looking at the teaser images posted by Niantic, a few spots of paint can be observed which directly does not showcase at any Pokémon.  But as only a few gen 2 and 3 Pokemon are left from being included, many players seemingly suggest that it could be an indication of incorporating Smeargle into the game.

Some community members are not quite sure for the inclusion of Smeargle, as previously when the Shedinja was included in the game, players expected it to add some new dynamics to the game.

But instead it ultimately failed in pleasing the trainers, and gamers are quite fearful that Smeargle would also lead to disappointment if Niantic were unable to justify its unique Sketch ability.

Players, just don’t want another new Pokémon to add to their Pokedex, but instead, want to avail new move sets and dynamics to the title. Pokémon GO recently celebrated Lunar New Year with various tasks and features to explore in the game.

Maybe this new hinted Pokémon could turn out to be Smeargle indeed and provide trainers with some new in-game interactions and much more features. But still it is not yet sure that the hinted character is Smeargle, so let’s wait until some more information is known for it.

Davis Johnson is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Davis has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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