Pokemon Go Hoenn Celebration Event Now Live, Brings Back Gen 3 Legendaries

Groudon and Kyogre are coming back, along with many other Pokemon from Ruby and Sapphire.


Pokemon Go's Adventure Sync Hatchathon has come to an end, but a new event is now underway. Niantic is holding a two-week-long celebration of the Hoenn region, featuring a ton of Pokemon originally from Ruby and Sapphire.

Throughout the event, Gen 3 Pokemon such as Numel, Zigzagoon, and Taillow will spawn much more frequently in the wild. On top of that, players will have a chance to encounter Shiny forms of Zigzagoon and Taillow, while any Shroomish that evolve into Breloom during the event will know the Grass-type attack Grass Knot.

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Raid Battles will also feature Gen 3 Pokemon, including the Legendaries Groudon and Kyogre. Gen 3 Pokemon will be much more likely to hatch from 7 km Eggs during the event as well. There will also be new Field Research tasks themed around Gen 3 Pokemon.

Rounding out the celebration, Niantic is offering new avatar items based on Team Aqua and Team Magma--the villainous teams from Ruby and Sapphire--in the game's Style Shop. The Hoenn event is scheduled to end on January 29. You can read more details on the Pokemon Go website.

On top of the Hoenn celebration, Niantic is hosting a new Limited Research event this Saturday, January 19. Much like a Community Day, it will only run in each region for three hours. During this time, players will be able to get special Limited Research tasks from PokeStops, each of which ends with an encounter with Feebas.

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