Pokemon GO Adds Gen 3 Pokemon Now With Dynamic Weather

Pokemon GO has been out for more than a year and the developers have been adding new Pokemon to the game in order to keep the interest relevant for users. The latest update has finally added Generation 3 Pokemon which mean you will be able to capture Pokemon like Mudkip, Torchic and Treecko that originally featured in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, as they make their way to Pokemon GO.

The official update announcement can be seen below. It goes in detail about the newly added dynamic weather system for the game.

Starting later this week, Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, and several more Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region in the Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire video games will start appearing in Pokémon GO for the first time ever—with even more to be discovered over the next several weeks! We’ll also be introducing a new dynamic weather system in Pokémon GO that will change the way you and the millions of Trainers around the world discover, catch, and interact with Pokémon.

You’ll want to start paying even closer attention to your local weather patterns, Trainers. In addition to the in-game map being updated with cool new weather visuals, weather near you will impact Pokémon in a variety of ways. For example, you’ll find your odds of discovering Mudkip splashing around will greatly improve on rainy days, as certain Pokémon types will be more commonly found during various weather conditions. Additionally, attacks of certain types will be more effective during some weather conditions, so a Charizard’s Fire Spin will perform better on sunny days, for example. Rain or shine, winter or spring, your gameplay experience will remain fresh, making your time outdoors even more exciting.

So the weather conditions will be able to effect the Pokemon that you can capture in the game, in addition to having an effect on their attacks as well.

Pokemon GO is available now for the iOS and Android. It was developed by Niantic Labs and published by Nintendo.

Khurram Imtiaz

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