To spice things up in Pokemon GO, Niantic has decided to release Clone Pokemon. It will also celebrate the upcoming release of Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution on Netflix. These types of Pokemon have a cosmetic difference from the usual ones that a player can catch.
There are only four Clone Pokemon that were announced, Clone Pikachu, Clone Charizard, Clone Venusaur and Clone Blastoise. Each of these Pokemon is slightly different from its original form. Charizard has dark orange stripes, Pikachu has a spike pattern around its tips of the ears, Venusaur has white spots on his head and legs, and Clone Blastoise has green stripes on his head.
Here is how they look in the anime.
In the movie, the Clone Pokemon are much, much stronger than the original counterpart, but we just have to sit back and wait to see this. Their release is quite significant, as they are making their first appearance in the mobile game.
If you wish to get a Clone Pikachu, Venusaur, Charizard and Blastoise, be sure to catch these Pokemon from the 25th of February until the 2nd of March as part of the Pokemon Day event. The start time of the event will be 9 pm (GMT) Feb. 25th and it will end at 1 pm (PST) on the 2nd of March.
Cloned Venusaur, Cloned Charizard and Cloned Blastoise will be available in four-star raids, while Cloned Pikachu will photobomb photos of other Pokemon.
We guess that Niantic has only these four Clone Pokemon planned to be released, but we hope that more will appear at other events at a later date.
Here is how they look in Pokemon Go.
Clone Photobomb Pikachu
NOTE: The Clone Pokemon will not be available after the Pokemon Day event (after March 2), so make sure to catch one before the event ends.