Pokémon Go Update: Rayquaza, Salamence, Metagross & More Coming In February

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The final Gen 3 update wave is coming to Pokemon Go
The final Gen 3 update wave is coming to Pokemon Go NIANTIC

The inclusion of the Hoenn Region in Pokémon Go has been split into three different groups and the final wave of Gen 3 Pokémon will finally arrive in the popular mobile game in February.

According to Niantic, starting Feb. 9, Pokémon of the Flying and Dragon variety will show up for players. This also includes the cover Pokémon for Emerald Versions, Rayquaza. Like its other Hoenn Legendary brethren, Groudon and Kyogre, Rayquaza will only be obtainable in Raid Battles until March 16.

From the looks of the above image from Niantic, the Pokémon finally coming to the mobile game include:

  • Beldum
  • Metang
  • Metagross
  • Bagon
  • Shelgon
  • Salamence
  • Chimecho
  • Taillow
  • Swellow
  • Swablu
  • Altaria
  • Tropius
  • Wingull
  • Pelipper
  • Rayquaza (Raid Battle)

Niantic also confirmed Pokémon that appear in Raid Battles and in Eggs will be shifted around to give players a better chance to fill up their Pokédex. These will reflect the new Pokémon that will be added on Feb. 9. Once the update hits, we’ll update the Pokémon Eggs chart.

During this event, trainers will also have a chance to use lures for a longer period. Until Feb. 23, lures will last for six hours, which is 12 times longer than normal. The store will also be updated until Feb. 23 with in-game bundles that include Egg Incubators and Star Pieces.

The announcement also revealed that the new Pokémon Go Community Day will be Feb. 24. The first Community Day saw a plethora of Pikachu appear within the mobile game with an increased chance to find a Shiny Pikachu and capture a Pikachu with the special Surf move.

Information regarding these new Pokémon, like their rarity, whether they are region exclusives, walk distance and more are still unknown, but we’ll update as soon as we learn more. Normally, these massive Pokémon Go updates happen sometime in the afternoon, around 3 p.m. EST, so keep an eye on your mobile app.

So which Pokémon are you looking forward to catching in the latest Pokémon Go update? Will you even attempt to battle Rayquaza? Let us know in the comments section below.

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