Gen 2 Pokemon Have Arrived

We have been hearing rumors for quite awhile about the upcoming Gen 2 updates, and we have waited. And waited. Almost patiently! But now they have arrived and they look fantastic. Pokémon Gold and Silver was set in the Johto region, and contained 80 different Pokémon. The list of the Gen 2 Pokémon in the master Pokedex begins with No. 152, Chikorita, and ends with No. 251, Celebi.

Since this is so new, everyone is trying to figure out what the rarest Pokémon will be as well as who will be best for gym battles. One thing is sure. There are Lures everywhere around town as everyone tries to catch as many new Pokémon as they can.

Gym Battles and Pokecoins

With the huge Gym update, there are changes to the way that PokéCoins are earned and distributed. The old limits are basically there. You earn one PokéCoin per hour for each Pokémon that is defending a gym. It must be a full hour of defense for the coin to be registered. Under the older, simpler formula where your received 10 PokéCoins per gym defender, the new formula is much more complex.

PokéCoins (defender) = HOURS(defender.TimeDefending)
TotalPokéCoins = foreach returned defender
   if PokéCoinsGainedToday < 100 and PokéCoinsGainedThisWeek < 700
     SUM(TotalPokéCoins, PokéCoins(defender))
     SUM(TotalPokéCoins, 0)

The biggest takeaway is that there is a daily and weekly limit on the amount of PokéCoins you can earn. The article suggests that the best way to receive PokéCoins is to control five gyms that are not attacked often.


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