There is a lot of celebration going on in Pokémon GO at the moment because the game is 6 years old. Just in time for the anniversary, the trainers can look forward to a new picture, which is driving speculation about new Pokémon properly. We at MeinMMO show you what it’s all about.
Which picture is it about? Today, July 6th, 2022, Pokémon GO turns 6 and is throwing a big anniversary event. On this occasion, Niantic reviews the past few years in a short statement on their blog.
But many players find the artwork, which was made by Yusuke Kozaki (responsible for character design, Pokémon GO) on the occasion of the game’s anniversary, much more interesting. The graphic on reddit is causing a lot of speculation.
Graphic shows 6 new Pokémon and gives trainers hope
What does the picture show? The picture for the birthday anniversary primarily shows a lot of well-known faces. Monsters like Pikachu, Flegmon, Charmander or even Mega Latios and Mega Latias can be found there.
Various trainers, team leaders Blanche, Candela and Spark, and Professor Willow are also part of the graphic. At second glance you can also see one or the other new Pokémon hiding in the crowd.
Therefore, the reddit community suspects that the picture is a hidden announcement and that there could soon be 6 new Pokémon from the 6th and 7th game generations as well as their advances and further developments in the game.
The Pokémon Mimigma, Akkup and Tortunator in the front part of the picture, next to Candela, immediately catch the eye. In addition, Vivillon and the legendary Pokémon Cosmog can be seen in the picture. Lycanroc’s twilight form is also hiding in the graphics.
Trainers hope that the monsters will be released soon
Mimikima in particular creates a special enthusiasm. The Pokémon from the 7th generation of games belongs to the Pokémon of the ghost and fairy types and is visually reminiscent of a Pikachu. For some time now, trainers have been hoping for it to finally make its debut. But the other Pokémon are also causing a lot of enthusiasm among reddit users.
Because of this, some are hoping the monsters featured are coming later this year. The following comments can therefore be found under the reddit post (via reddit.com):
- MarkusEF: “Possibly shortly: 664-666 Purmel; 736-738 mabula; 776 Tortunator; 778 mimic; 789-792 Cosmog.”
- Ravih: “Of course, Mimikyu is this year’s Halloween Pokémon, and I’m all for it!”
- jesusunderline: “I was hoping for Gramogles, but Mimikima is okay too.”
- Siam24: “3. Lycanroc Variant”
- 5ykes: “Cosmog is going to be interesting.”
- bendefinitely: “I really hope they don’t expect us to raid cosmog for 275 candy just to have the live dex, I doubt many people would be willing to do 100+ raids just for them.”
Is a release of the monsters shown conceivable?
How was it in the past? In recent years, Pokémon GO has repeatedly published such artwork for their game anniversary. On these, too, both Pokémon that could already be caught in the game and new monsters could be seen.
So last year you could see Pokémon like Meloetta, Flamiau, Bauz, Robball and Felinara in the picture, which can now actually be found in the game. However, it also teased Mega Mewtwo, which cannot be caught in Pokémon GO to this day.
What are the odds? The chances of a possible release of the Pokémon shown are therefore quite good, but the example from last year also shows that it is also possible that we are still waiting for the debut of individual monsters in 2023.
This is also confirmed by the reddit user TheRoyale27 (via reddit.com): “Before anyone gets their hopes up for hints of future releases: Mega Lucario was featured on the 4th Anniversary artwork and still hasn’t released.”
Whether and when Mimigma, Cosmo and Co will come into play remains to be seen for the moment. If there is any new information about this, you will find out from us on MeinMMO.
What do you think of the Pokemon GO 6th Anniversary artwork? Are you hoping for a timely release of the monsters shown? Or would you rather wish for other new Pokémon in the game in the coming months? Feel free to write us your opinion here on MeinMMO in the comments.
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