Generation III in-game news discovered in Pokemon GO’s network traffic


Chrales, reverse engineer from the PoGoDev Discord channel, has found an interesting piece of information in the app’s network traffic!

The Pokemon GO client is now downloading several new required visual and textual assets in the background. These assets will be displayed as an in-game notification once Generation III launches.

Visuals (decoration and background):

Downloaded text assets:

More Pokémon Have Arrived

Trainers, dozens of Pokémon originally from the Hoenn region have been spotted all over the world!

Got it OK

This leak shouldn’t be a surprise, given how close the Gen 3 release is. We are expecting the release either tomorrow or on Saturday and this discovery only reinforces that. With every hour that passes, we are one step closer to the release.

Please be aware that the weather update won’t be released with the new Hoenn Pokemon, as clarified by Niantic for the Verge. That update will come out later this month, as there is still significant work to be done on Niantic’s server infrastructure in order to support the real-time weather conditions.

As of the time of this writing there are no observable changes in the GAME_MASTER file, which indicates that there is still work to be done before the release goes live. Once the Gen III is ready to launch, we should see the following 10 moves in the GAME_MASTER file:

  • Surf
  • Waterfall
  • Draco Meteor
  • Doom Desire
  • Psycho Boost
  • Yawn
  • Present
  • Origin Pulse
  • Take Down
  • Precipice Blades

We will be updating our database site and the main site as more info becomes available. If you’re looking for a fresh read on the Hub, make sure to visit our newly published Pokemon GO Delibird: release date, Holiday 2017 event and moves guide.

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