'Pokémon Go' Gen 4 Release Next Week? Leaker Posts Information On New Update

Generation 4 may becoming to Pokémon Go sooner than fans expect, according to a new leak.

According to Reddit user HiddenLeaker, Gen 4 will arrive in Pokémon Go next week. While describing the new info as "too good to be real," the redditor's past leaks have correctly predicted the Water Festival start date, along with the inclusion of Shiny Pokémon. HiddenLeaker posted the following claims on Reddit:

  • Gen 4 evolutions of previous gen Pokémon (they mentioned Magmortar, Electivire and Rhyperior specifically)
  • New evolution items, including elemental stones (not sure about this, they never had fire stone and such so I'm confused)
  • Double XP for evolving and spinning Pokestops
  • Pokémon max storage increased to 2000
  • Increased rate of evolution items from Pokestops
  • Increased spawn rate of evolved Pokemon
  • Gen 3 evolutions finally released in the wild (except Milotic)
  • New quests that reward evolution items
  • New raids with previous evolution item Pokémon (they mention Scizor as example)
  • New shop boxes with lucky eggs and raid passes
  • We will get a new update before the event
pokemon go gen 4 second anniversary artwork
Turtwig, Chimchar and Piplup appear in the second anniversary artwork for 'Pokemon Go' Niantic

The possibility of the elemental stones (Fire, Thunder, Water) coming to Pokémon Go so late is a bit confusing, but may make sense considering Eevee is the spotlight Pokémon of the upcoming August Community Day.The elemental stones will give players a choice of which Eevee-lution they want instead of having to depend on nickname tricks or RNG.

Niantic teased Gen 4 in artwork while commemorating the second anniversary of Pokémon Go 's launch, showing the Starter Pokémon of the Sinnoh Region: Chimchar, Turtwig and Piplup. There are quite a few Gen 1 and 2 Pokémon that will evolve when Gen 4 is implemented so be sure to stock up on their candy before it does.

What do you think of this supposed Pokémon Go leak? When do you think Gen 4 is coming to the mobile game? Let us know in the comments section below