Pokemon Go
People play "Pokemon GO" on the Pokequan GoBoat Adventure Cruise in the Occoquan River in the small town of Occoquan, Virginia, US. August 14, 2016. Reuters/Sait Serkan Gurbuz

After Niantic chief marketing officer Mike Quigley has confirmed that the company has planned to add new features in "Pokemon GO," leaks were disclosed through data mining of the recent game update. The metadata dump recovered from 0.45.0 APK has revealed the new Gen 2 Pokemon. There were also reports about the PvP battle system, legendary Pokemon and baby Pokemon.

"As new features start to release, hopefully time will show that yes, those things were in the works," Quigley told Eurogamer. "Yes we released and were overwhelmed by server traffic and yes, I wish we had had trading on day one... but if you look back in six or 12 months then hopefully fans will see our iterative process in action. Because, ultimately, the fans are always the judge."

Pokemon GO Hub reveals on its website the names of the new Gen 2 Pokemon including Chikorita, Bayleef and Meganium from the Grass Family. Cyndaquil, Quilava and Typhlosion from the Fire Family and Totodile, Croconaw and Feraligatr models from the water family were also included in the list.

A new set of baby Pokemon were also expected to come including Pichu, a baby Pikachu; Magby, a baby Magmar; Cleffa, a baby Clefairy; Elekid, a baby Electabuzz; Igglybuff, a baby Jigglypuff; and Smoochum a baby Jynx. A baby Tyrogue which could evolve as a Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan or a Hitmontop also joined the list. The report said that the players can receive a baby Pokemon that could be evolved afterward. However, it was still unclear if the new baby Pokemon feature would replace the "Pokemon GO" egg evolution.

Several reports claim the possible PvP Battle system in the December update where players can challenge each other using their selected Pokemon. A legendary Pokemon is also expected to be added in the "Pokemon Go" December update as Tyranitar is expected to join the game. It will be an extremely powerful Pokemon with a maximum combat power of 3654.

The new features based on the reports are promising, but"Pokemon GO's" December update has yet to be confirmed by Ninantic. "And there are things coming in the next several weeks... I think if you look back on this conversation on December 31st, or the 1st of January, what I've said will be validated. But even that stuff is still the tip of the iceberg - there's a long road to go," Quigley said.