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Tech & Science Pokémon GO's Gen 3 Update Arrives With A Lot More Than Just New Pokémon

06:05  09 december  2017
06:05  09 december  2017 Source:   forbes.com

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Pokemon GO ' s Gen 3 launch is here, but there' s a lot more to this update than just 50 new Pokemon to catch. Pokémon GO should now be able to sync with your local weather conditions. That will invoke some cool new animations onscreen, but it actually has gameplay effects as well.

Pokémon Go for iOS and Android is updating and, as usual, the new APK has been torn all kinds of The just -released game trailer for Pokémon : Let' s Go shows the Nintendo Switch game sending a Along with a simpler sign-in process, linking Pokémon GO to your Facebook account gives you

<span style=Pokemon GO" src="/upload/images/real/2017/12/09/span-style-font-size-13px-pokemon-go-span__491882_.img?content=1" />© Provided by Forbes Media LLCPokemon GO Well, Gen 3 is here at last for Pokémon GO players, sort of. For reasons that remain a bit unclear, Niantic has dumped 50 of the ~150 Ruby/Sapphire era Pokémon into the game with the rest to follow. We will be hunting down a complete list of those 50, but in the meantime, there’s actually a lot more that’s been added into the game along with Gen 3 itself.

I’m going to go down the list, and some of these are more involved than others. Probably the biggest new update is…

Weather Effects

Pokémon GO should now be able to sync with your local weather conditions. That will invoke some cool new animations onscreen, but it actually has gameplay effects as well.

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Pokemon GO ’ s Gen 3 launch is here, but there’ s a lot more to this update than just 50 new Pokemon to catch.

Pokémon Go has really helped me get out and go . Going for hikes of 5KM or more is a lot more fun when I'm catching and hatching Pokémon along Pokémon Go Gen 2 has just arrived but it' s never too early to start preparing for Gen 4! These are the Pokémon that will be getting new evolutions in

For all of the below types, the weather conditions equate to 25% more Stardust when caught, increased spawn rates and increased strength in battle:

Clear – Ground, Grass, Fire

Partly Cloudy – Rock, Normal

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A NEW POKEMON Go Gen 3 update could be arriving very soon from Niantic, who recently saw major gains from their latest launches. The busy months were capped off with a big Festive celebration, providing Trainers the chance to grab new Special Boxes, as well as a range of Ice and

More Pokemon Go Gen 3 launches are expected this launch, with Trainers hoping that the upcoming Christmas event might include a few top choices. Another new piece of Pokemon Go Gen 3 news also confirms that the fish Feebas will have its own special requirements for evolution into Milotic.

Cloudy – Fighting, Fairy, Poison

Snow – Steel, Ice

Rain – Water, Electric, Bug

Fog – Ghost, Dark

Windy – Dragon, Flying, Psychic

So pay attention to conditions, and catch and battle accordingly. There’s a weather icon onscreen to tell you what the conditions are, if you can’t tell.

screen of a cell phone: <span style=Pokemon GO" src="/upload/images/real/2017/12/09/screen-of-a-cell-phone-span-style-font-size-13px-pokemon-go-span__955246_.jpg?content=1" />© Provided by Forbes Media LLCPokemon GO

Battle Parties

Oh my god, they finally did it.

This is a beta feature, so I’m not positive it’s live for everyone yet (it is for me), but Pokémon GO has introduced a new feature where you can save six Pokémon to be your go-to for raids or gym battles.

Fans (and myself) have been requesting this for eons, and it looks like multiple teams for different situations (vs. fire raid boss, vs. water raid boss, etc.) are possible, as I believe there are five slots total. Amazing.

This will be on the Pokémon screen which will let you assemble you your teams, and name them accordingly.

Pokémon Storage

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Niantic Launched 50 new Generation 3 Pokemon Go .With new amazing generation 3 Pokemon , Niantic included Players have already determined more info out of this Gen 3 patch including a new item that will grant Milotic is an aquatic, serpentine Pokémon with a primarily cream-colored body.

Pokémon Go ' s Gen 3 offers over 130 new Pokémon , the biggest addition of new creatures to the game since it' s summer 2016 debut - even more than As with Gen 2, they didn't arrive at once, with a first wave of Ghost Types during Halloween, another 50 arriving in early December and another 20

Has been increased to 1500 maximum. I’m not sure if you have to buy your way that high with upgrades or if you’re given any base storage space as a bonus. I’m not sure you are, it does not appear so on my account, so that’s a bit of a bummer for players trying to avoid spending coins. (Update: you get a free 50 additional slots, woo hoo).

a screenshot of a video game: <span style=Pokemon GO" src="/upload/images/real/2017/12/09/a-screenshot-of-a-video-game-span-style-font-size-13px-pokemon-go-span__616708_.img?content=1" />© Provided by Forbes Media LLCPokemon GO

Charge Attack

The battle system has not seen any major reworks, but there is one new addition where there’s now a dedicated button for your charge attack for easier access during fights. I think that’s a good call.

More to Come

Players have already datamined more info out of this Gen 3 patch including a new item that will grant 50% bonus Stardust for a limited time, and something to do with the new AR+ features that may be an Apple ARKit thing, but those items are not live in-game yet.

For now, the 50 Gen 3s and the weather effects are the biggest changes, and battle parties are a long awaited addition to the game. All of this sounds pretty great, and I wish it was about 30 degrees warmer here so I wasn’t about to go freeze while catching all these new Pokémon.

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