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Augmented reality and
location based game Pokémon Go has announced an exciting update for its fans.

Niantic, the company
responsible for the game just recently unveiled that on 12 December 2016, new
Pokémon will be added into the game.

Some rumours are suggesting
that it could be the unreleased Generation One Pokémon such as the legendary
birds Zapdos, Articuno and Moltres, as well as Mew and Mew Two.

But some also hinted that it
could also be an all new Pokémon from Generation Two that are inspired from the
“Pokémon Gold and Silver” game.

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Possible 2nd Gen Pokemon that might be included in the new update (Photo Source: PokemonGO Hub)

Being tight-lipped over the
details of the new Pokémon and leaving it to the fans to speculate, Niantic release
a statement on their official site

“While we cannot share all
the details yet, keep an eye out on our social media channels on December 12th
for details about the first addition of more Pokémon into Pokémon GO.”

Pokemon Go, doubted as the
most popular mobile game ever made, faced tough challenges to revive its
popularity since the number of players dropped significantly.

According to a report from
Bloomberg, Pokemon Go’s daily active users, downloads, engagement, and time
spent on the app per day are all well off their peaks and on a downward trend.

R.I.P Pokemon Go ? 

Adding on, the recent update
of speed cap to spin Pokéstop and limit on items gained from Pokéstops seems to
be adding to the decline.

But with this exciting new
update, the company would look to boost the engagement back and try to bring
the game back to its prime.

Pokemon Go is a location
based augmented reality game that requires players to use real life location to
catch Pokémon and either train or battle them in virtual gyms.

The game was such a huge hit
when it was released that the Guinness Book of World Records awarded the game
for being the fastest mobile phone game ever to gross USD100 million in revenue
in a mere 20 days.

(Photo Source: YouTube/Amayzinone)