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Pokemon Go Teases New Characters, New Pokemon in Anniversary Photo

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Like the previous anniversary illustration, the new photo teased the arrival of some new Pokémon, along with some new human characters.

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Most notably, the illustration also depicts the legendary Pokémon Cosmog, as well as Turtonator, Charzabug, Mimikyu, and Vivilon, which have yet to appear in the game.

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Additionally, Rowlett, Cindaquil and Oshawott are also in the picture.  While all three are already in Pokemon Go, they are also the starter Pokemon for Pokemon Legends

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Arsius, which looks like his Hisui evolved form will appear in the coming months.  Lastly, Dusk Lycanroc also appears in the illustration teasing Pokémon's new look.

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Another interesting tease is the appearance of two new human characters, currently unknown.

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In one main chain the hiker appears to be wearing the same outfit as the NPC, while the other is sporting a Vivilian bow.  Because there are so many variations of Vivilian, the latter NPC can be linked to the upcoming Vivilian event.

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While the former is likely tied to an upcoming Routes feature that will offer players scheduled routes to explore locally.

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Pokémon Go is currently hosting its anniversary event, which introduces a number of new costumed Pokémon and brings pansier and unknowns to players all around the world.

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The Battle Weekend event will introduce Shadow Latios to the game and give players the chance to evolve starter Pokémon so they can learn their Community Day signature moves.  The anniversary event of Pokémon Go will run from July 6 to July 12.