Trainers,

hold on to your seats – Gen 3 genders ratios, form descriptions and spawn definitions are now live in the Game Master configuration file! In other words, Niantic can activate server side Gen III spawns at any moment – we’re just missing the required client update.

No sign of moves or abilities ( ūüôĀ ) in this Game master update, but it shouldn’t be long before that happens also. Generation II moves were added a month before the release, spawn,¬†while Gen II gender info was added just two days before the release – we’ve still got a few weeks/months before full Gen III release.

We believe that Niantic added this earlier for Gen III due to the upcoming Halloween event. Please, be aware that in order for the full Gen III release to happen we still need the following items:

  • Hard coded moves in the game client (APK/iOS equivalent)
  • Hard coded abilities in the game client (APK/iOS equivalent) – if Niantic decides to add abilities at release!

New Game Master code

The following code excerpts show how the newly added info looks like, we’re not including all of the code as it’s more than 2000 lines long and would cause rendering problems on your device.

Spawn definitions example:

item_templates {
  template_id: "SPAWN_V0381_POKEMON_LATIOS"
}
item_templates {
  template_id: "SPAWN_V0382_POKEMON_KYOGRE"
}
item_templates {
  template_id: "SPAWN_V0383_POKEMON_GROUDON"
}
item_templates {
  template_id: "SPAWN_V0384_POKEMON_RAYQUAZA"
}
item_templates {
  template_id: "SPAWN_V0385_POKEMON_JIRACHI"
}
item_templates {
  template_id: "SPAWN_V0386_POKEMON_DEOXYS"
}

Form settings example (see Deoxys):

item_templates {
  template_id: "FORMS_V0252_POKEMON_TREECKO"
  form_settings {
    pokemon: 252
  }
}
item_templates {
  template_id: "FORMS_V0253_POKEMON_GROVYLE"
  form_settings {
    pokemon: 253
  }
}

...
item_templates {
  template_id: "FORMS_V0386_POKEMON_DEOXYS"
  form_settings {
    pokemon: 386
    forms {
      form: 33
      asset_bundle_value: 11
    }
    forms {
      form: 34
      asset_bundle_value: 12
    }
    forms {
      form: 35
      asset_bundle_value: 13
    }
    forms {
      form: 36
      asset_bundle_value: 14
    }
  }
}

Gender ratio example (male/female percent):

template_id: "SPAWN_V0252_POKEMON_TREECKO"
gender_settings {
    pokemon: TREECKO
    gender {
        male_percent: 0.875
        female_percent: 0.125
    }
}
, template_id: "SPAWN_V0253_POKEMON_GROVYLE"
gender_settings {
    pokemon: GROVYLE
    gender {
        male_percent: 0.875
        female_percent: 0.125
    }
}

...

, template_id: "SPAWN_V0386_POKEMON_DEOXYS"
gender_settings {
    pokemon: DEOXYS
    gender {
        genderless_percent: 1.0
    }
}