it is official! Generation III is launching in Pokemon GO later this week, bringing 50 new Pokemon from the Hoenn region and weather effects!
The official release trailer is available above this article and shows the following Pokemon species:
In addition, all of the Pokemon featured in the Trailer seem to have attached weather effects. We can confirm that the following six weather effects are coming to Pokemon GO:
- Sunny weather
- Rainy weather
- Snowy weather
- Foggy weather
- Cloudy weather
- Windy weather
Each weather type influences different Pokemon spawns and empowers various moves, abilities and more.
The official website states the following:
For example, you’ll find your odds of discovering Mudkip splashing around will greatly improve on rainy days, as certain Pokémon types will be more commonly found during various weather conditions. Additionally, attacks of certain types will be more effective during some weather conditions, so a Charizard’s Fire Spin will perform better on sunny days, for example.
We are super excited to see which Pokemon and moves are influenced by which weather, but it seems that as of now, Ludicolo is connected to Rain, Salamence to Wind, Shiftry to Sunny, Aggron to Cloudy weather.
The official press release has more information and visuals on the upcoming weather effects, which we’ll publish later on our Youtube channel. Curiously, weather has multiple different effects, including increased stardust gain from select Pokemon species.
Also, let’s end this post with the following quote from the press release:
For the first time in an augmented reality mobile game, real-world weather will now be a factor in the gameplay experience. As Trainers are exploring the world around them in search of Pokémon, the current weather in their vicinity will be visible on the in-game map. The real-world weather around Trainers will impact the gameplay of Pokémon GO in a variety of ways that include changing Pokémon habitats and where they can be found, increasing Combat Power, and earning more Stardust after catching a Pokémon.