POKEMON Go fans can expect Gen 3 Pokemon to launch very soon, as Niantic drops another big hint.
Niantic CEO John Hanke recently told Taiwanese magazine Business Weekly what the game’s next secret weapon will be new Pokemon.
“There is a lot of Pokemon that have not yet been launched,” Hanke revealed (via Comicbook).
“So I think the next secret weapon will be launch of the next Pokemon generation. I hope the players will soon see them.”
Fans have already discovered Gen 3 Pokemon in the game files, while a new update suggests that everything is in place for an imminent release.
In fact, the only thing missing are the sound files needed to replicate the new Pokemon.
Check out a selection of our favourite Gen 3 Pokemon in the gallery below…
A recent Pokemon Company statement suggested that spooky new gen 3 Pokemon would join the app at Halloween.
“The Halloween season is a special time in Pokemon Go,” the post reads.
“Plenty of good stuff is coming to the game later this October, and we can’t wait to get out and about to see what sort of excitement we can scare up while catching new Pokemon to fill out our Pokedex.”
Gen 3 Ghost Types include Shuppet, Banette, Mega Banette, Duskull and Dusclops, which is a nice selection for a limited time Halloween event.
One Pokemon that definitely won’t be joining the game is HO-OH.
A leaked Niantic email supposedly confirmed plans to add HO-OH to the game as part of an imminent Legendary Raid.
Unfortunately, the email wasn’t actually sent out by Niantic, so you’ll have to wait a little longer for HO-OH Raids.
That’s according to a Niantic employee, who told Reddit users: “I reviewed our support ticketing system and I can confirm that our support team did not send this erroneous message.”
It’s been speculated that a new Legendary Raid will launch alongside Gen 3 Pokemon and the upcoming Halloween event.
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