we know it’s been a wild ride today, but be prepared for another heart stopping news item.

ZeChrales, a regular data miner and reverse engineer from PoGODev discord, has managed to download Generation III Normal and Shiny sprites from Niantic’s servers. The sprites are only available for the released Gen III Pokemon, not all of them.

For a full list check his Github commit aptly named “gen3 sprites”. In the meantime, here’s a few memorable ones to spark your imagination:

You can also use this IMGUR album to view and download all of the new sprites (+ old shiny sprites):

pokémongo gen3 sprites

In other words, there is nothing stopping Niantic from flipping a switch on their end and releasing Gen III Shiny variants. Be aware that this will not likely happen anytime soon. As you can see, out of all Gen III Legendaries, only Groudon’s assets are available on Niantic’s backend.

It is believed that Groudon will be available as a Raid Boss sooner than the rest of Generation III Legendaries. Maybe for the next Adventure Week? Who knows. We are currently investigating the effects of the new weather system that went live as a surprise addition to this update and is already creating a lot of confusion on our social media and Forums.

If you want to help the research, share your observations in the comment section below.

  • Antonio Mercurio

    Nice!! Gen3 hype!

  • Mehmet Bostan

    is there also new egg chart?

    • Heydavid17

      Should be, I hatched a Skitty from a 5KM egg

  • Tainan de Araujo

    New raids boss?

  • John Jorgensen

    I just read on Silph Road that someone caught a Shiny Absol from a Tier 4 Raid….

    • Curtis Beales

      and a shiny Mawile!

  • Kai von Hagen

    we have extrem snow today and the game says EXTREM WEATHER pokemon will not appear on this extrem weather xD wtf 😀

  • Pedro Marques

    I think they are the new raid bosses. I saw an image from a Raid Boss Absol some minutes ago on Instagram

  • Sébastien Groleau
    • jonathan

      shiny gastly???

      • Sébastien Groleau

        No, not shiny. It was about the weather influencing spawns with mons above level 30. But I removed it since the main focus of this post is about shiny gen 3.

        • Giacomo M

          This is the real most important question now

  • Jeanroux Horn

    I just caught a shiny Mawile from a raid