Clone Pokemon are coming to Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO (opens in new tab)‘s pocket critters will be receiving a cosmetic update in the form of Clone Pokemon on February 25.

Much like the update in which we got a look at the Alolan (opens in new tab) counterparts of our favourite battle buddies, this update will feature the reskinned versions of certain Pokemon.

Where to find Clone Pokemon in Pokemon Go

  • Cloned Pikachu: will photobomb (opens in new tab) photos of other Pokemon
  • Cloned Charizard: available in four-star raids
  • Cloned Venusaur: available in four-star raids
  • Cloned Blastoise: available in four-star raids
  • Armoured Mewtwo: making its return in raids

What are Clone Pokemon?

If you’re not quite clued up on old school Pokemon, there’s a chance you have no idea what we’re talking about. Clone Pokemon originate from the first movie, aptly named Pokémon: The First Movie. In the film, Mewtwo creates an army of Pokemon, burning a distinct pattern into their skin in the process. The scene was both sad and unsettling, so now you get to relive those er, cherished memories by rounding up a bunch of clones for your collection. Hopefully we’ll see more Clone Pokemon make an appearance, as in the movie, Mewtwo created 24 of them in total:

  • Charizard
  • Squirtle 
  • Blastoise
  • Pidgeot
  • Pikachu
  • Sandslash
  • Nidoqueen
  • Vulpix
  • Ninetails
  • Wigglytuff
  • Vileplume
  • Meowth
  • Psyduck
  • Golduck
  • Tentacruel
  • Rapidash
  • Dewgong
  • Hitmonlee
  • Rhyhorn
  • Seadra
  • Scyther
  • Gyarados
  • Vaporeon
  • Venusaur

In addition to the clone event, Pokemon GO has a plethora of upcoming events spanning February, covering Valentine’s Day and Pokemon Day (opens in new tab), (February 27) and with the newly released Pokemon Home (opens in new tab), you’ll be able to collect to your heart’s content.

Have you just started in Pokemon GO (opens in new tab)? Check out our write up of Pokemon Home introducing Grand Oak (opens in new tab).

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