Niantic has an announcement to make on December 12th about the 100 new Pokemon arriving

The other news regarding Pokemon GO yesterday, about the 100 new 2nd generation Pokemon making their appearance on December 8th, seems to have either been off or has changed. The chances are, since this will arrive as an update, that it is the latter of the two options and Niantic has decided to change when they are arriving because of the leaked Starbucks document.

If you missed yesterday’s news, basically a staff memo for Starbucks employees was leaked out that mentioned the 100 2nd generation Pokemon, that we all know are coming, would be arriving on December 8th. Niantic wouldn’t comment on this, stating company policy is to not comment on rumor or speculation. However, it is pretty interesting that a formal press release hit the airwaves this morning which was very short and to the point (literally one sentence), stating that Niantic would be making an announcement about more Pokemon coming to Pokemon GO on December 12th.

The apparent leaked Starbuck staff memo


BELLEVUE, WA, and SAN FRANCISCO, CA—December 7, 2016—The Pokémon Company International and Niantic, Inc. will reveal details on December 12 about the addition of more Pokémon to Pokémon GO, one of the most popular mobile games of the year. Stay tuned, Trainers!

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The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit

Since the 12th is a Monday, it is more than likely that the new update launch time will be that Thursday, December 15th, 2016. That is, of course, if they don’t change it again. We will post an update once more details arrive.

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