Pokemon GO
Dennis Hwang, art director of Niantic Inc, speaks during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, January 24, 2017. Reuters/Seo Myeong-gon/Yonhap

If latest reports are to be believed, some players are actually finding the “Pokemon GO” Gen 2 update a turn-off and not that big an update. This is mainly because of the extremely rare Evolution Items and some other factors too. These players feel there is just not enough Pokemon to catch.

According to Forbes, Gen 2 was supposed to bring 100 new Pokemon to the game and that would mean lots of new stuff. However, a bit of mathematics will make the picture clear. Out of the 100 Pokemon promise, seven Gen 2 babies had already debuted in December 2016. Six Legendaries should also be subtracted near the end of the Pokedex, as Niantic hasn’t provided information on how to release “specials.” Heracross should also be subtracted as it is a Central/South American regional Pokemon.

The Ditto-like Pokemon Smeargle is still not in “Pokemon GO” because of its mechanically complicated fighting style. Corsola spawns south of certain latitude. It’s a minus too. The eight Pokemon evolving from Gen 2 Evolution Items are really a hit and miss. A lot is being said on the extreme rarity of Special Items. Players need to spin hundreds of PokeStops and still not get them. There are 12 Gen 2 Pokemon that never hatch from Eggs and are available only in the wild, says Reddit.

These Pokemon are Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Marill, Lanturn, Hopip, Sunkern, Murkrow, Snubbull, Swinub, Teddiursa and Houndour. Also subtract from 100 the 15 evolved forms of these 12 Pokemon. As playesr cannot catch the base-level evolutions from Eggs, these become even rarer. Thus, a player is basically left with only 49 Gen 2 Pokemon to catch. Some may disagree but this is something to think on. Players are disappointed as 16 Pokemon will not show up from Eggs. Niantic should also adjust the drop rates of the Evolution Items right away.

While it is still possible to evolve the Pokemon requiring Evolution Items, it will take ages. Moreover, stumbling upon all 27 non-Egg Hatchers is a tall ask. Meanwhile, “Pokemon GO” fans can expect a new Pokemon Plus device soon. Niantic is reportedly partnering with companies that make wearables. It is trying hard to bring to the market Augmented Reality (AR) glasses and other AR technology. The game is facing a challenge in retaining players, who are getting bored of catching Pokemon.

Niantic CEO John Hanke has promised big things for “Pokemon GO,” stating that he is just getting started with the game, reports Express. Stay tuned on IBT AU for all important updates on Pokemon games.