It's go time. Dozens and dozens of Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region in the Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire video games are now appearing in Pokémon Go Gen 3 for the first time. The ghosts were first. Then the Fairy, Electric, Grass, Normal, Poison, Dark, and Fighting. Now, it's Ice and Water's turn.

Here's what you need to know to catch 'em all!

January 12, 2018: Legendary Kyogre Raids until February 14

Legendary Groudon Raids are still on for a few more days but now it's greatest rival, Kyogre, is also showing up in Legendary Raids around the world.

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Kyogre, the Water-type Legendary Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region, is now appearing in Raid Battles around the world! Keep an eye out for Kyogre at Gyms near you, and you may be one of the first to catch this Legendary Pokémon. But don't delay—Kyogre will only be available until 1:00 P.M. PST on February 14, 2018. Good luck, Trainers!

It's widely anticipated that the final member of the Weather Trio, the Dragon-type Rayquaza, will follow in early March.

January 4, 2017: Pokémon Go's Seviper and Zangoose have migrated hemispheres

Pokémon Go's annual holiday and New Year event didn't end with fireworks — it ended with a surprise migration. Seviper, the poison snake of Gen 3, switched places with Zangoose, the normal-type mongoose-cat of Gen 3.

Previously, Seviper was exclusive to Europe, Asia, and Oceania, while Zangoose owned the rest of the world. Now, Seviper is exclusive to North America, South America, and Africa.

In Pokémon lore, Seviper and Zangoose have an enmity and rivalry. So, if this isn't a one-time switch, maybe they're simply chasing each other around the world?

Which Gen 3 Pokémon are out now?

Gen 3 kicked off with Ghost-types for Halloween, starting October 20, 2017, at 12:00 P.M. PDT.

Sableye, Banette, and a few other Ghost-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region will be making their first-ever appearance in Pokémon GO.

The next wave of 50 launched on December 8, 2017, at 1:00 P.M. PDT.

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!

The third wave, which included 20 hit on December 21, 2017, at 1:00 P.M. PDT.

From Pokémon Go:

In addition to more Ice-type Pokémon appearing around the world, additional Water-type and Ice-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region in the Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire video games will also begin appearing in Pokémon GO for the very first time.

Taken together, we now have:

  1. Treecko: Grass — 923
  2. Grovyle: Grass — 1508
  3. Sceptile: Grass — 2584
  4. Torchic: Fire — 959
  5. Combusken: Fire / Fighting — 1472
  6. Blaziken: Fire / Fighting — 2631
  7. Mudkip: Water — 981
  8. Marshtomp: Water / Ground — 1617
  9. Swampert: Water / Ground — 2815
  10. Poochyena: Dark — 564
  11. Mightyena: Dark — 1783
  12. Zigzagoon: Normal — 423
  13. Linoone: Normal — 1533
  14. Wurmple: Bug — 502
  15. Silcoon: Bug — 517
  16. Beautifly: Bug / Flying — 1573
  17. Cascoon: Bug — 517
  18. Dustox: Bug / Poison — 1121
  19. Lotad: Water / Grass — 526
  20. Lombre: Water / Grass — 1102
  21. Ludicolo: Water / Grass — 2229
  22. Seedot: Grass — 526
  23. Nuzleaf: Grass / Dark — 1117
  24. Shiftry: Grass / Dark — 2186
  25. Ralts: Psychic — 436
  26. Kirlia: Psychic — 843
  27. Gardevoir: Psychic — 2964
  28. Shroomish: Grass — 722
  29. Breloom: Grass / Fighting — 2407
  30. Slakoth: Normal — 942
  31. Vigoroth: Normal — 1896
  32. Slaking: Normal — 4548
  33. Makuhita: Fighting — 745
  34. Hariyama: Fighting — 2765
  35. Azurill: Normal — 316
  36. Skitty: Normal — 659
  37. Delcatty: Normal — 1385
  38. Sableye: Dark / Ghost — 1305
  39. Mawile: Steel — 1484
  40. Meditite: Fighting / Psychic — 555
  41. Medicham: Fighting / Psychic — 1275
  42. Electrike: Electric — 810
  43. Manectric: Electric — 2131
  44. Plusle: Electric — 1681
  45. Minun: Electric — 1585
  46. Roselia: Grass / Poison — 1718
  47. Gulpin: Poison — 788
  48. Swalot: Poison — 1872
  49. Carvanha: Water / Dark — 874
  50. Sharpedo: Water / Dark — 1986
  51. Wailmer: Water — 1424
  52. Wailord: Water — 2258
  53. Spoink: Psychic — 1285
  54. Grumpig: Psychic — 2310
  55. Zangoose: Normal — 2214
  56. Seviper: Poison — 1928
  57. Barboach: Water / Ground — 716
  58. Whiscash: Water / Ground — 1991
  59. Corphish: Water — 1107
  60. Crawdaunt: Water / Dark — 2317
  61. Feebas: Water — 220
  62. Milotic: Water — 2967
  63. Shuppet: Ghost — 872
  64. Banette: Ghost — 2073
  65. Duskull: Ghost — 523
  66. Dusclops: Ghost — 1335
  67. Absol: Dark — 2280
  68. Wynaut: Psychic — 503
  69. Snorunt: Ice — 772
  70. Glalie: Ice — 1945
  71. Spheal: Ice / Water — 876
  72. Sealeo: Ice / Water — 1607
  73. Walrein: Ice / Water — 2606
  74. Relicanth: Rock / Water — 2557
  75. Luvdisc: Water — 735

Which Pokémon from Gen 3 aren't yet in Pokémon Go?

A bunch! Including some of the most valuable like Metagross and Salamence.

  1. Nincada: Bug / Ground — 674
  2. Ninjask: Bug / Flying — 1790
  3. Shedinja: Bug / Ghost — 421
  4. Taillow: Normal / Flying — 642
  5. Swellow: Normal / Flying — 1747
  6. Spinda: Normal — 1088
  7. Wingull: Water / Flying — 642
  8. Pelipper: Water / Flying — 1969
  9. Surskit: Bug / Water — 695
  10. Masquerain: Bug / Flying — 2135
  11. Kecleon: Normal — 1924
  12. Baltoy: Ground / Psychic — 676
  13. Claydol: Ground / Psychic — 1782
  14. Nosepass: Rock — 831
  15. Torkoal: Fire — 2036
  16. Trapinch: Ground — 1092
  17. Vibrava: Ground / Dragon — 1065
  18. Flygon: Ground / Dragon — 2458
  19. Numel: Fire / Ground — 957
  20. Camerupt: Fire / Ground — 2016
  21. Cacnea: Grass — 1080
  22. Cacturne: Grass / Dark — 2092
  23. Lunatone: Rock / Psychic — 2245
  24. Solrock: Rock / Psychic — 2245
  25. Swablu: Normal / Flying — 722
  26. Altaria: Dragon / Flying — 1868
  27. Tropius: Grass / Flying — 1846
  28. Whismur: Normal — 603
  29. Loudred: Normal — 1233
  30. Exploud: Normal — 2267
  31. Clamperl: Water — 1091
  32. Huntail: Water — 2140
  33. Gorebyss: Water — 2281
  34. Aron: Steel / Rock — 1232
  35. Lairon: Steel / Rock — 2004
  36. Aggron: Steel / Rock — 3004
  37. Castform: Normal — 1486
  38. Volbeat: Bug — 1620
  39. Illumise: Bug — 1620
  40. Lileep: Rock / Grass — 1181
  41. Cradily: Rock / Grass — 2081
  42. Anorith: Rock / Bug — 1310
  43. Armaldo: Rock / Bug — 2675
  44. Bagon: Dragon — 1053
  45. Shelgon: Dragon — 1958
  46. Salamence: Dragon / Flying — 3532
  47. Beldum: Steel / Psychic — 843
  48. Metang: Steel / Psychic — 1570
  49. Metagross: Steel / Psychic — 3644
  50. Regirock: Rock — 3087
  51. Regice: Ice — 3087
  52. Registeel: Steel — 2261
  53. Kyogre: Water — 4874
  54. Rayquaza: Dragon / Flying — 4354
  55. Latias: Dragon / Psychic — 3377
  56. Latios: Dragon / Psychic — 3644
  57. Jirachi: Steel / Psychic — 3090
  58. Deoxys: Psychic — 2749
  59. Chimecho: Psychic — 2095

Who are the Pokémon Go Gen 3 starters?

Just like Gen 1 had Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander, and Gen 2 had Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile, Gen 3 has a set of Grass-, Fire-, and Water-type starters all its own. Gen 2 didn't make any special use of its starters, aside from making them characteristically hard to catch and keeping them out of Pokémon Eggs for extended periods of time. It's likely Gen 3 won't either. Still, if the starters hold a special place in your heart, here's a reminder of who they are in Gen 3:

Gen 3 Grass-type starter Pokémon and evolutions

  • Treecko: Grass — 923
  • Grovyle: Grass — 1508
  • Sceptile: Grass — 2584

Gen 3 Fire-type starter Pokémon and evolutions

  • Torchic: Fire — 959
  • Combusken: Fire / Fighting — 1472
  • Blaziken: Fire / Fighting — 2631

Gen 3 Water-type starter Pokémon and evolutions

  • Mudkip: Water — 981
  • Marshtomp: Water / Ground — 1617
  • Swampert: Water / Ground — 2815

Any common Gen 3 Pokémon good for XP grinding?

Gen 1 gave us three common, 12-candy evolutions to grind for XP: Pidgey, Caterpie, and Weedle. Gen 2... gave us none. With Gen 3, at least we get one:

  • Wurmple

It also has an interesting split-evolution. Based on "personality" — i.e. random chance in Pokémon Go — Wurmple will evolve into either Cascoon (and then Dustox) or Silcoon (and then Beautifly).

There are no 25 candy evolutions in Gen 3 so far, so nothing equivalent to Rattata or Sentrat.

Do any of the Gen 3 Pokémon require friendship to evolve?

Feebas. Like Umbreon and Espeon in Gen 2, Feebas needs you to walk it before you can evolve it. There's no day/night mechanic, since it's only got a single evolution. But you get your walk on.

  1. Feebas: Water — 220

Walk to evolve:

  1. Milotic: Water — 2967

Is Wailord as ridiculously oversized in Gyms as Steelix?

More. Even funnier is Wailord as a buddy. Behind you, you can only see its eye. In front of you, you can't see anything else. Including you.

Which of the current Gen 3 Pokémon can you hatch from Pokémon Eggs?

Several. And, as expected, they run the gamut of distances and rarity tiers. Only one of them is exclusive to Eggs so far:: Baby Azurill.

Gen 3 Pokémon in 2KM Eggs

  1. Poochyena: Dark — 564
  2. Zigzagoon: Normal — 423
  3. Wurmple: Bug — 502
  4. Skitty: Normal — 659
  5. Gulpin: Poison — 788
  6. Spoink: Psychic — 1285
  7. Wailmer: Water — 1424
  8. Barboach: Water / Ground — 716
  9. Spheal: Ice / Water — 876
  10. Luvdisc: Water — 735

Gen 3 Pokémon in 5KM Eggs

  1. Treecko: Grass — 923
  2. Torchic: Fire — 959
  3. Mudkip: Water — 981
  4. Lotad: Water / Grass — 526
  5. Carvanha: Water / Dark — 874
  6. Seedot: Grass — 526
  7. Shroomish: Grass — 722
  8. Makuhita: Fighting — 745
  9. Corphish: Water — 1107
  10. Azurill: Normal — 316
  11. Wynaut: Psychic — 503

Gen 3 Pokémon in 10KM Eggs

  1. Ralts: Psychic — 436
  2. Slakoth: Normal — 942
  3. Feebas: Water — 220

How about Raid Battles? Are any of the Gen 3 Pokémon Raid bosses?

Four, at least for now. While Wailmer seems to spawn and show up in Raids, Mawile, Absol and, of course, Groudon and Kyogre are exclusive to Raids.

  1. Tier 1: Wailmer: Water — 1424
  2. Tier 2: Mawile: Steel — 1484
  3. Tier 4: Absol: Dark — 2280
  4. Tier 5: Groudon: Ground — 4074
  5. Tier 5: Kyogre: Water — 4074


What are the regional exclusive Pokémon in Gen 3?

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There are five so far. The first ones are in the Americas and Africa:

  1. Plusle: Electric — 1681
  2. Zangoose: Normal — 2214

The next are in Europe, Asia, and Australia:

  1. Minun: Electric — 1585
  2. Seviper: Poison — 1928

And, so far only in New Zealand and surrounding islands:

  1. Relicanth: Rock / Water — 2557

Who are the Legendary Pokémon in Gen 3?

Legendary Pokémon are significantly boosted in Gen 3 with a whopping eight new arrivals — almost as many as in Gen 1 and Gen 2 combined. There are a couple of new Mythicals as well.

Currently, two of Gen 3 Legendary Pokémon is available, but only in Tier 5 Raids and only for a limited time:

  1. Groudon: Ground — 4074 (ends January 15, 2018)
  2. Kyogre: Water — 4074 (ends Februrary 14, 2018)

Legendary Titans

Where Gen 1 had Legendary Birds and Gen 2 had Legendary Beasts, Gen 3 has Legendary Titans. Unlike previous generations, the Titans aren't based on the typical red/fire, yellow/electric, blue/water or ice formula. With Gen 3, we get some rock and some steel. Also, like Gen 1, the Legendary Titan's master doesn't show up until the next generation — in this case, Regigigas in Gen 4.

  • Regirock: Rock — 3087
  • Regice: Ice — 3087
  • Registeel: Steel — 2261

Eon Duo

"Eon Duo" is a term applied to a pair of powerful psychic dragons — the female Latias and male Latios.

  • Latias: Dragon / Psychic — 3377
  • Latios: Dragon / Psychic — 3644

Weather Trio

The Weather Trio represent the hydrosphere, the lithosphere, and the atmosphere, and were the icons of the original Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald games.

  • Kyogre: Water — 4874
  • Groudon: Ground — 4874
  • Rayquaza: Dragon / Flying — 4354

Jirachi

Jirachi is a Steel- and Psychic-type Pokémon. Since we haven't seen Gen 1's Mew or Gen 2's Celebi yet, Jirachi is likely still a long way off.

Deoxys

The mythical Psychic-type Pokémon, Deoxys, has additional forms each of which focus on a different stat. (Speed isn't currently implemented in Pokémon Go, though Stamina is, so it'll be interesting to see how it's all implemented.)

  • Normal Form
  • Attack Form
  • Defense Form
  • Speed Form

Who are the new Dragonite, Tyranitar, Blissey, and Snorlax of Pokémon Go Gen 3?

When Pokémon Go Gen 2 debuted, Tyranitar was seen as the new Dragonite and Blissey as the new Snorlax. Gen 3 likewise brings some new super-powered Pokémon to the gaming table.

Slaking

Slacking should have had a CP over 5000 — FIVE THOUSAND — but Pokémon Go reduced (nerfed) it before it ever had a chance. Even so, it can still reach over 4500. And while Slaking doesn't have the stamina of Blissey or Snorlax, it ranks just below the latter. It's stuck with the powerless Yawn as a quick move, but Play Rough makes it a good defender — especially against the Fighter-types that would normally dynamic punch right through it.

  • Slakoth: Normal — 942
  • Vigoroth: Normal — 1896
  • Slaking: Normal — 4548

Metagross

Nothing is going to touch Tyranitar for generations to come, but Metagross and it's Psychic- and Steel-typing is going to significantly round things out.

  • Beldum: Steel / Psychic — 843
  • Metang: Steel / Psychic — 1570
  • Metagross: Steel / Psychic — 3644

Salamence

By contrast, Salamence will absolutely be the new Dragonite. Also a Dragon- and Flying-type, it does a little more damage but is a little less durable. We'll just have to see where the movesets land.

  • Bagon: Dragon — 1053
  • Shelgon: Dragon — 1958
  • Salamence: Dragon / Flying — 3532

Any Pokémon like Unown in Generation 3?

There are a couple of Pokémon in Gen 3 that have multiple forms, though none to the extent of Unown. One of them in Mythical, the other... cloudy. Speaking of Unown, it gets some additional forms in Gen 3 as well.

Unown

Everyone's favorite alphabet-shaped, Psychic-type Pokémon gets into punctuation in Gen 3.

  • Question Mark
  • Exclamation Point

Castform

Normal-type? Fire-type? Water-type? Ice-type? With Castform, it's appearance and even typing varies based on the weather. (Weather isn't currently implemented into Pokémon Go either but has been rumored for a while.)

  • Normal
  • Sunny
  • Rainy
  • Snowy

Are there any new evolutions for existing Pokémon in Gen 3?

Sadly, no. Gen 3 is pretty much its own thing. Gen 4, though will introduce several new evolutions for Gen 1 and Gen 2 Pokémon alike.

What about babies? Any new Pokémon babies in Gen 3?

Because, babies, right? You don't have to prepare for them because they'll be new pre-evolutions, not post-evolutions. But, in case you're curious, here are the new Gen 3 babies:

  • Azurill (baby Marill)
  • Wynaut (baby Wobuffet)


Do any Pokémon from Gen 3 have new evolutions or babies in Gen 4?

Several! These are the Pokémon from Gen 3 that you'll want to keep catching and hatching so you get as much candy as possible and as good a candidate (high IV) as possible, for future evolutions.

  • Ralts and Kirlia to evolve into Galade (split)
  • Nosepass to evolve into Probopass.
  • Roselia to evolve into Roserade.
  • Duskull and Duskclops to evolve into Dusknoir.
  • Snorut to evolve into Froslass.

Gen 4 also adds a couple new babies for a couple Gen 3 Pokémon:

  • Budew (baby Roselia)
  • Chingling (baby Chimecho)

What do you want to see in Pokémon Go Gen 3?

How Pokémon Go deals with Rhydon — already a 3000+ CP 'mon — evolving into Rhyperior is going to be interesting, isn't it? If you have any idea, or any questions about Gen 3 or Gen 4 in general, drop 'em in the comments below!

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