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Pokémon Go update adds dynamic weather and more gen 3 monsters

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Even more third generation monsters are making their way to Pokémon Go, along with dynamic weather later this week.

After introducing some generation 3 monsters to Pokémon Go for the Halloween event, more critters from the Hoenn region – from Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire – will start to appear.

To accompany the new Pokémon, the update will also introduce dynamic weather to the game. This will alter the kinds of Pokémon that players encounter.

Check out the trailer below:


In a press release from Niantic, there were details on how these climate conditions will affect players:

“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.”

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