Pokemon Go Players Can Now Catch A Bunch Of New Gen 3 Pokemon
Flygon, Camerupt, and more Ruby/Sapphire Pokemon are now available.
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Pokemon Go players now have a bunch of new Pokemon to add to their collections. Developer Niantic has added another batch of monsters from the Hoenn region to the popular mobile game, all of which can be found out in the wild right now.
This new batch consists of 23 more Pokemon that originally appeared in the series' third-generation titles, Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. Niantic hasn't specified which monsters have been added, but the developer shared a new piece of key art that features Aggron, Flygon, Lunatone, Solrock, Camerupt, and several other Pokemon.
Interestingly, the Legendary Pokemon Groudon can also be seen in the artwork. Groudon was the first Gen 3 Legendary to appear in Pokemon Go, but it was only available from December until January 15. It's unclear if Niantic is teasing a second run for Groudon or if the developer is simply referencing the fact that it's one of Go's Gen 3 Pokemon.
The first batch of Gen 3 Pokemon arrived in Pokemon Go last month and consisted of 50 monsters, including Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Wurmple, and others. An additional 20 Ice- and Water-types from Ruby and Sapphire were added several weeks later during Pokemon Go's holiday event. A new Gen 3 Legendary, Kyogre, is also available in Pokemon Go right now. Players can encounter the powerful Sea Basin Pokemon in Raid Battles until February 14.
Niantic recently kicked off a new series of real-world events for Pokemon Go called Community Days. The inaugural event took place this past weekend and gave players a chance to capture a special Pikachu that can use Surf. The next Pokemon Go Community Day is scheduled for February 24 and will feature the rare Dratini, though Niantic hasn't yet announced what special move the Dragon-type Pokemon will know.