Pokémon Go’s latest update adds 50 more creatures from Gen 3, along with an all-new weather-based gameplay mechanic.
There’s no word on when the update will drop, although players now expect it imminently.
Among the 50 Pokémon included are Gen 3 starters Treecko, Torchic and Mudkip. A trailer below also shows Salamence, Shiftry, Aggron and Ludicolo. A legendary raid egg hatches to reveal Groudon.
More Gen 3 creatures will then arrive “over the next several weeks”, developer Niantic stated.
Pokémon Go’s dynamic weather will “change the way you and the millions of Trainers around the world discover, catch, and interact with Pokémon”, Niantic continued.
Your in-game map changes to reflect local conditions, while Pokémon spawn based on their preferred weather. When it rains, for example, water, electric and bug Pokémon will be stronger, appear more frequently in the wild and offer bonus Stardust when caught. So, if it starts pouring, head outside for a better chance at a Mudkip.
Certain Pokémon moves will also be more effective dependent on the weather – such as Charizard’s Fire Spin getting a buff when the sun is out.
We’re asking Niantic now for more detail on when the update will go live.