Following a recent update distribution across both Android and iOS, Pokémon GO developer Niantic has now implemented a splattering of changes and updates which add new features and a rebalancing of stats to the game.

For competitive players, the CP rebalancing will likely be the most interesting part of the update. All Pokémon from Kanto, Johto, and Hoenn - the first three generations - have been affected by the change, with almost all characters' HP and defence stats seeing a decent boost. If you load up your app, you'll likely notice that this has had a significant effect on the overall CP of your strongest 'mon, with numbers shooting up in the hundreds.

New Pokémon have also arrived in the app, with a new 'Hatchathon' egg event running alongside it to help players in their quest to snag them. From now until 27th November, some Pokémon with evolved forms originally discovered in the Sinnoh region - such as Rhyhorn, Porygon, and Magby - will be present in 2 km eggs and, if you're lucky, you might even hatch a shiny Elekid.

This is to support the inclusion of Rhyperior, Electivire, Magmortar, Togekiss, Mismagius, Honckrow, Weavile, Dusknoir, Roserade, Gliscor, and Porygon-Z, all of which are now live and require both 100 Candy and a Sinnoh Stone to evolve.


Elsewhere, fans eagerly anticipating tomorrow's release of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! might be interested to know that the update has brought with it a new setting to connect your Poké Ball Plus controller to the app. We knew this would be coming, of course, but if you're struggling to contain your excitement, you can now gaze at that menu setting and dream about transferring your critters over the weekend.

Will you be working towards getting these new Pokémon in your game? Are you looking forward to connecting your account to Let's Go? Let us know below.

[source serebii.net, via pokemongolive.com]