Data Miners Discover 135 Gen 3 Pokémon in Pokémon Go

first_img Battle Team Rocket in New ‘Pokemon Go’ Update‘Pokemon Sleep’ Puts Pocket Monsters in Your Dreams Stay on target Outside of the disastrous Pokémon Go Live event, there hasn’t been much in the way of news about Niantic’s extremely profitable mobile game. Today, something was revealed that should make those still playing the title very happy.The latest patch for Pokémon Go didn’t exactly add much to last summer’s hit game. On the surface, at least. A collection of Pokémon Go trainers calling themselves The Siph Road dove into the patch’s data and discovered something special. Namely, the names of all 135 gen 3 Pokémon species.As pointed out by Kotaku, this also happened just before the release of Gen 2 Pokémon. As is likely the case here, data for each creature was added weeks before the new species became available. Though all 135 gen 3 Pokémon are in the game, there is no audio data or move sets for any of them. However, since the data is already in Pokémon Go, it is only a matter of time before the creatures are rolled out.The Siph Road also discovered other upcoming features. These include an update to the Raid system that will support an upcoming exclusive Raid mechanic, a new “super” incubator to hatch eggs faster, and some minor bug fixes. It is likely we’ll see these features go live around the same time the gen 3 Pokémon begin to show up.Including Gen 3 Pokémon into Pokémon Go should go a long way to restoring life into the once-popular title. There are many fans of Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire (where these Pokémon originated), so I’m sure they will jump on board when this update goes live. With this update, there will be 380+ Pokémon in the game. New folks who are just starting out will have a ton of creatures to find and capture. Hopefully, Niantic’s servers can handle the sudden influx of people when this update goes live.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more