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Pokémon GO: Generation 3 Pokémon found in the game's code

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Developer Niantic Labs have been on the ball with updates this year, finally releasing Legendary Pokémon into the augmented reality wilds of Pokémon GO. Although the first event had its issues, there is no doubt that the events overall have been a great success.

But what’s next for trainers across the globe? Well, Generation 3 Pokémon have been spotted in a datamine of the game’s latest Android version (0.71.0). The data-mined information comes from a subreddit, The Silph Road, which has been the source of many leaks and information since the game’s release.

The findings from the datamine, as described in the Reddit post, are as follows:

“135 new species (all Gen III species) have now appeared in the APK metadata. With that also comes 73 new candy 'families' from Treecko to Deoxys. We anticipate it will be a little while yet before these species begin appearing.

The following do not appear yet in the APK, and will be needed before Gen III goes live:

  • Sound files for each species (their battle 'cries')
  • Any additional moves that may be added for the Gen III species' use” - Source  

Since there are no new moves found that the Generation 3 Pokémon will need in the game, it might still be awhile before they get released into the augmented reality wilds of Pokémon GO. Further, no sound files were found, which again points towards Generation 3 Pokémon not being ready to get unleashed just yet.

Additional information found is that of a new "Super" Incubator, possible changes to Shinies, Moveset Searchability and maybe even a change to Ditto. The latter might be with regards to Ditto disguising itself as Generation 3 Pokémon, but at the moment we simply don’t know for sure.

At the time of writing, there is no official release date for Generation 3 Pokémon, nor have there been any announcement from Niantic Labs. Even so, I can’t help but get excited for a whole 135 new species to get released.

What do you think about the appearance of Generation 3 Pokémon in the game’s files and which is your favourite of Generation 3? Let us know in the comment section below.

Source: The Silph Road Reddit

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