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 ( 🙁 ) 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
    }
}
  • randomman29

    No Latias, that’s no fun. Even with Rayquaza it’s no fun.

  • DevilxDan

    will we get free Pokemon storage cos loads of new Pokemon. if not gonna hav to buy loads of storage🙄

    • GonzoI

      It’s been a while, but if I recall, base storage was 250. That’s definitely no longer adequate.

    • Greg Morgan

      There have been over 400 days in which to buy some more…?

      • DevilxDan

        … im at like 650 max space got like 600 pokes in now but I mean they should add a free extra 200 space or somat cos gen 3 coming

        • Greg Morgan

          😂…you’re playing this game a bit wrong bro….no need to have any more than 300… Maybe 325 tops if you live in a massive city…learn to transfer and save that space! You want a freebie when you got space for 650? 😂😂😂

          • Curtis Beales

            When you mass evolve pidgeys and rattata’s for mad xp you need the extra space. You’re playing it wrong if you don’t need more than 300.

          • Greg Morgan

            You play it your way bro…but expecting free expansion? Very unlikely…better to learn priorities and use space/spend coins wisely.

          • Edwin Fung

            You’d better ignore Curtis Beales. He is troublesome.

          • Rick Palpatine

            greg are you stupid?

          • DevilxDan

            Greg I think 650 its quite small tbh lots of people have more. Many have maxed out storages or way above 1000 space

        • peponzio

          I sincerely prefer a half prize for storage upgrades than a free 200 extra space. You could actually buy 4 upgrades for the prize of 2 and get twice as much space as if it had been free. Or even more, in the long run it is way better.

    • Marco De Freitas

      Pokemon storage upgrades “only” cost 100 coins when 2G came out, i guess they will do the same for gen 3.
      They have no reason to give free upgrades, people will have to buy them anyway…

      Ps: I don’t know what kind of pokémon you keep in storage but 600 is too much

      • Joshua Daniel Bloom

        I am at 995 pokemon

        • MuSICisLiFman

          im still at the 250 storage never had a need to make it bigger yet

          • lauren welzenbach

            Do u have any legendaries?? Theres 245 just in the pokedex alone

          • MuSICisLiFman

            i have all 7. Reason why i havent updated my storage is i keep only 1 of each maybe 2 of each pokemon thats has good ivs. Theres not much point trying to keep a living dex in this game compared to the main games.

        • lauren welzenbach

          I have 1000 storage space and im transferring to make room daily lol

  • Heydavid17

    In all fairness, the Halloween event will be whack now, if they don’t release all of Gen 3, cause with all of these stuff added to the game, then in my eyes, Niantic themselves have fueled us all up for Gen 3.

    I mean, Gen 3 is pretty much the thing we’re all waiting for at this point, so even though it doesn’t make sense to release the entire thing now during Halloween, then peeps gonna be mad.

    • GonzoI

      Most of us are expecting ghost/dark for Halloween and the rest for November around the time the last Legendary Beast raids go away.

      • WingedSupernova

        That’ll be boring. The fact that we only get one new pokemon a month is the reason people like me have stopped playing. I think they should either release them all at once and increase the type spawns for the Halloween event or release a new set of Pokemon a week.

        • GonzoI

          One a month? I think you’re misreading what I said.

  • S-GUTZ

    I thought the moves were added the day of gen 2s release?

  • Antonio Mercurio

    Im expecting gen 3 ghost/dark and later release all gen 3. The Movesets were added the week of gen 2 ?

  • WingedSupernova

    I’d be half tempted to say they could release all of Gen 3 before the Halloween event, but they’d usually change that up with a new loading screen and they don’t have a non-Halloween one in the code for Gen 3 yet.

  • the Flightmaster683

    Just one question
    WHERE IS KYOGER

    • Curtis Beales

      What do you mean where is it!? You can see it in the Spawn definitions example above.

      Look before you comment something stupid!

      • Edwin Fung

        You’re ruining GO Hub by calling people ‘stupid’. Personal attack is not allowed.

        • Curtis Beales

          I didn’t call him stupid i said his comment was stupid. I wouldn’t have to say such things if he didn’t write a meaningless comment.

          And stop targeting me like I’m some sort of bad guy telling people to ignore me. If you don’t like what you see get off Go Hub.

          • Edwin Fung

            You get off GO Hub first. Now you are inverting right and wrong (Internet magistrate).
            Are you actually RexPartysaurus’ friend – who called me a ‘snowflake’?

          • Curtis Beales

            What are you talking about!?

            I wasn’t stalking you i was commenting on a post you had written along with several others. People post comments and if you don’t like what they say get over it!!!!!!!

          • Edwin Fung

            Please don’t pretend to be noble and virtuous. I’m not a fool. I know you’re the person who flagged my comment. Josh Hack support me too. Whenever you reply to others, you’re criticising them. There’re no real constructive comments accompanied by supportive evidence. How can people agree with your point of view? Could you stop your thorny comments please?

          • Curtis Beales

            Stop stalking on me here then looking for my comments who are you the forum police??

          • Edwin Fung

            🙈 So you’re turning your finger at me. Fine. One day another person will act the same as me. All of us aim to build a non-toxic community on GO Hub. Dear sir, who are calling me a ‘police’ now? The answer is obvious.

          • Edwin Fung

            END OF DEBATE!
            Curtis Beatles: What are you talking about!?

            I wasn’t stalking you i was commenting on a post you had written along with several others. People post comments and if you don’t like what they say get over it!!!!!!!
            RE: GET OVER IT!!!

          • Edwin Fung

            Do you remember who were stalking me first? It’s you, not the others. It’s clear you’re the one who targeted at people initially.

          • Rick Palpatine

            edwin YOU are ruining this site, not curtis

      • the Flightmaster683

        Well Sorry
        I dident see it dumbutt

        • Edwin Fung

          Everyone has made mistakes. It’s acceptable.

  • lauren welzenbach

    Gen 2 came 7 months after pokemon go came out. Its been 9 months since gen 2 release. So its way past time for this. This is gonna get old if they only release 1 gen per year. Smh. Im bored niantic!

    • Jukka-Pekka Kohtala

      Niantic is a Company which want to get big profits. So it’s no point them to bring content on fast rate. They are bringing content so that people keep interest towards the game.

      • lauren welzenbach

        I see what ur saying but that would definitely prevent people from falling off till the next gen is dropped. Once u have 50 plus of each pokemon whats the point in continuing to play??

    • Piet

      You can quit playing anytime you like

      • Vlad

        Of course he can, but what if over 90% of the player base drops each year???

        • AverageGamers

          Touché

      • lauren welzenbach

        I might as well. I have 50 of every legendary and 2 mewtwos already

        • AverageGamers

          And some players own zero of them until now, because the game requires coop raid for them. Hence why many users have already dropped the game in my country. Gyms around my home have had the same defenders for weeks… 😑

    • Alexandros Dourakis

      So did Nintendo realise new gen every 4-5 months??

      • AverageGamers

        Nope. But the core games have high single-player replayability content to keep players busy during the gaps. Same can’t be said about GO.

    • KuroPansa

      Gen 3 has 50 more Pokémons than Gen 2. Plus, there were the raid battles inbetween. There wasn’t any new big feature between Gen 1 and Gen 2.

  • Mausam Sah

    ge8warrior ___ i wish that there should be a pokemon. exchange… with the trainer if they wish soo the Pokemon exchange go further and further

  • Mausam Sah

    There should be a exchange of Pokemon with trainer if they want

  • Vlad Neagu

    I hope they won’t make Rayquaza as an ex raid

  • Ari Thunder

    What is the date that gen 3 comes out?

  • Fuji San

    Poor Treecko and Grovyle, only 12.5% females ;_;

    Hope they release Gen III soon and don’t keep us waiting for too long.

    If they were any smart, they would release a dozen Pokemon every single month, that would result in massive ongoing activity.

    But this is hare-brained Niantic, so they just release a full generation (~150 Pokemon) every 9 months, there’s a frenzy the first 2-3 months after release, and it quickly dies down again after that.