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Pokémon Go gets Alolan forms

Arriving "in the coming weeks."

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Things will soon get a little bit more exotic in Pokémon Go, as the Alolan forms from the Kanto region are en route to the game, with Niantic releasing the following statement yesterday (brought to our attention by VG247):

"Sunny days are ahead! Whether your forecast calls for rain or shine, we're celebrating all around the world by introducing some special Pokémon from the tropical Alola region to Pokémon GO. Get ready for some of the Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region to appear in their Alolan forms! These unique variants were first seen in the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon video games, and they will make their way to Pokémon GO in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for news related to this exciting change—and don't forget to tell your friends! Stay safe, and happy exploring!"

The hilarious Alolan forms were first introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon, and there were 18 forms in total, all of which will presumably be coming to the game. In addition to the new forms, Niantic will also try their hand at Pokémon Go Fest again this year, having settled a lawsuit after mistakes in the last one.

Had you heard of Alolan forms before this?

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