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A major press conference, due soon at the time of writing, will feature Niantic and Sprint discussing a collaboration for Pokémon GO; the details have already been officially confirmed, however, along with some positive news for those hoping to expand their Pokédex.

Reinforcing the recent chatter around new Pokémon coming to the app, Niantic has now confirmed that its social media channels will be revealing details on new pocket monsters for the game on 12th December. Data mining has led to speculation that the natural progression to Gen II is on the way, so we'll see whether those expectations are met.

As for the Sprint collaboration, 'over 10,500' locations - Sprint, Boost Mobile and Sprint at RadioShack - will become PokéStops and gyms:

As part of this collaboration, Sprint, Boost Mobile and Sprint at Radioshack stores will become PokéStops and Gyms, giving you even more places to stock up on Poké Balls and Razz Berries and to battle your friends. Sprint locations will also feature in-store charging stations to keep your Pokémon GO sessions going even longer. Sprint also brings a great network and an unlimited data plan to support your search for Pokémon no matter where they are hiding.

What new Pokémon are you hoping to see in Pokémon GO later this month?

[source pokemongolive.com]