Pokemon Go just released Gen 2 Pokemon into the game mere minutes ago, but we're already getting answers about some lingering questions about the release. One of those questions was what would happen with Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee's Candies. In Pokemon Red and Blue, Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee were presented as separate Pokemon, but Pokemon Gold and Silver revealed they were divergent evolutions of the Baby Pokemon Tyrogue.
Originally, Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee had separate candies, but the Gen 2 update have merged the candies together into "Tyrogue Candies".
We're still trying to determine if you can catch Tyrogue in the wild, or if it can only be hatched like other Baby Pokemon. We're also waiting to see whether Tyrogue evolves randomly like Eevee, or if there's a trick to controlling its evolution similar to the naming trick players used last year to control Eevee's one-time evolution.
Keep tuned to WWG for more Pokemon Go news. We'll be digging into the update all night.