The augmented reality game Pokémon GO has been updated with a new loading screen that teases what’s to come. Fans have discovered hints that the long-awaited Sylveon, the latest evolution of Eevee, will make his debut.
Since the release of the sixth generation of Pokémon in Pokémon GO, fans have speculated about Sylveon’s origins, as this Pokémon first appeared in the Kalos region in the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games.
However, until the recent update that the game received for iPhone and Android mobile devices, you can see the first convincing hint about the premiere of the eighth evolution of Eevee in the video game.
On Twitter, a new loading screen with the title Niantic is circulating, featuring Snivy, Whirlipede, Buneary, Kricketune, Pancham, Petilil, Aromatisse, Xerneas, and a silhouette of Sylveon near the waterfall.
In addition, three of the four new species teased here are Fairy-types, which stand out in a big way. It’s a huge coincidence if that’s a coincidence. Is there a chance that we’ll see Xenerneas in raids, Spritzee in the wild, and Sylveon via evolution in the near future?
We don’t know when these new Pokemons will arrive or how long they’ll take, but this image has us excited for the Kalos expansion to continue in Pokémon GO.
The Pokéminers, a group of dataminers known for leaking information from Pokémon GO’s code, shared the image on Twitter. They also confirm that the screen will turn on “on March 16th at midnight GMT,” as shown in the image.
The following are some of the most notable unreleased Pokemons:
- The Fairy-type Legendary Pokemon is pictured at the very top of the screen.
- Between Kricketune and Petilil, there’s a panda-like Pokémon in the lower middle of the screen.
- It’s a Fighting-type Pokémon that evolves into Pangoro, which is dual-type Fighting/Dark.
- Aromatisse is the evolved form of Spritzee, which is also a Fairy-type Pokémon.