Pokémon Go trainers have had close to two weeks to catch new Pokémon from the Generation III Pokédex, but unlike the previous generations, only a select number are currently available. Developer Niantic took a different approach to the Hoenn roster by announcing the entire set of Pokémon will arrive in waves, rather than all at once like Generation I and II. It’s still unclear when the next wave of newbies will arrive, but we now know which creatures made the cut.
According to Pokémon Go Hub’s work with the data mining community for Pokémon Go, 20 creatures will make their way into the game, as well as a missing Pokémon from Generation II. Active Pokémon Go player and data miner Chrales discovered the leak, confirming the next wave of Pokémon will be exclusively Water and Ice-types. Assets for the following Pokémon have been pushed to the servers and will be the next wave seen:
The choice to include only Water and Ice-types likely comes down to the holiday season offering colder climates, which will make the Pokémon spawn more easily in the game’s new dynamic weather system. A new splash screen for the game was also found, seen below, that features Feebas, Milotic, and Luvdisc. Interestingly, a previous leak of new evolution items suggested Feebas and Clamperl would be in the new set, and while Feebas made the cut, it seems Niantic is saving Clamperl for another wave.
In addition to the 20 Generation III creatures, trainers will also finally see the arrival of Generation II’s Delibird. When Generation II first launched, both Smeargle and Delibird were strangely omitted from the game, leaving many to believe they would be secret region-exclusives, like Tauros, Mr. Mime, and others. However, trainers also thought both Pokémon’s unique moves, Sketch for Smeargle and Present for Delibird, were the cause. With Pokémon Go‘s recent battle system update, it marks a good time for creatures with unique movesets to be added finally, so trainers should expect to find Delibird in the next wave, too.
It’s unclear when the new set will arrive, but it will likely be any day now, as new assets on the server typically signal an update coming soon. Outside of standard capturing, trainers can currently take on the Legendary Pokémon Groudon from the Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire games in raid battles. The Ground-type has one of the highest Combat Power levels in the game, so trainers should make sure to go in with the right typings and be patient in the capture portion.
Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.
Source: Pokémon Go Hub