Gen III Coming to ‘Pokemon GO’ for Halloween!

The latest update to Pokemon GO was just released and includes hidden Generation III assets, including audio files for Gen III’s Pokemon cries and references to their Pokedex entries:

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Not everything needed for Gen III’s Pokemon is in the game yet, but it should all be rolled out in updates by Halloween.

A special Halloween load screen is also hidden in the update. As you can see, it features Gen III Ghost Pokemon like Dusclops, Banette, and Sableye. The game will also play Halloween music (a Lavender Town remix) whenever Niantic decides to flip the switch:

With this news, we should expect Gen III TCG products in the spring and summer, as we did with Gen II when its Pokemon came to Pokemon GO. Expect boxes, pins, and decks featuring the Regis, Latios, Latias, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, and other Gen III Pokemon.

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  1. Jswoop22 Aspiring Trainer
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    Assuming they will probably do 2x candy, I hope they include 2x stardust for the event.
     
  2. PIXELMAGE Pokemon and Anime Loving Memelord
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    My Favorite Gen is coming to the worst Pokemon Game of all time. Yay!
     
  3. Brave Vesperia Head of Buy, Sell, & Trade.
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    Looks like there's a Mimikyu hat on the Trainer!

    I'm excited to potentially get Sableye! :D
     
  4. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life
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    While I respect your opinion, I think you forgot about Hey You Pikachu
     
  5. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    I'm not happy til' Gen 6 comes out.
    I want my Goomy.
     
  6. I'll be fine when Cosmog is able to be caught, but only in bag
     
  7. TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK The Lightning American
    TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK

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    Yes! Can't wait for Sceptile:cool:
     
  8. Julio Penaloza Aspiring Trainer
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    Excellent ano I hope it's also double stardust
     
  9. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

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    They didn't include events for Mew, Celebi and Ho-oh. So, players will get Azurill and Wynaut as an egg event, whatsoever before Gen 3 become official. Players, good luck on finding Broski!
     
  10. Gamerdynasty4ever Aspiring Trainer
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    That mikikyu hat looks cool!
     
  11. drop bear Aspiring Trainer
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    I may (not) play Pokemon Go again.
     
  12. Zierant Murcielago
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    Strong feeling only the ghost lines will be available til the whole gen rolls out :/
     
  13. Hemos The demonic Shadow Lugia/Mystical Raven Witch
    Hemos

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    Whilst it's cool to see Gen III Pokémon coming to GO, the game sadly lost my patronage when they decided to mess about with the servers on the last day of the Legendary Bird event. Myself and a big group of others waited nearly 2 hours cause we wanted to try to get a Lugia, and the fourth try HAD to be it for me, and they went into meltdown mode and we were lucky if we could log into a blank map. And after the poor response from the customer service (Two free raid passes, joy(!)), I haven't touched it since September.

    Been sitting on the ropes about if I'll go back and play it again, but after they wrecked my chances for my favorite legendary... yah ^^; I wouldn't have felt bad if we had been able to try and if we failed, but that was something else entirely.
     
  14. HouchinsDJ Aspiring Trainer
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    Lugia was available for at least two months. It's valid to blame them for the game not working on the last day of the event, but they gave everyone ample time to try and catch it. What would you have wanted them to do besides give you two free passes?
     
  15. Hemos The demonic Shadow Lugia/Mystical Raven Witch
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    I dunno, but they could have at least left the event to run one more day like they did with the Equinox to make up for sending the servers into meltdown on the last day of the bird event.

    (And yes, I know it was running for a while, and the whole time it was running due to travelling or it just not spawning in my town, I found it four times overall)
     
  16. HouchinsDJ Aspiring Trainer
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    They extended Lugia once so I can't blame them for not doing it a second time. It'll be back. There's no way it'll never be available again.
     
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  17. paulyd84 cooltrainerpaul
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    Hmm lavender town remix - are they trying to grab some headlines when players start throwing themselves off peers or cliffs?

    Lol I can't resist off for some creepy pasta lavender town stories!
     
  18. Hemos The demonic Shadow Lugia/Mystical Raven Witch
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    Well I'll keep that in mind and hopefully it'll come to pass. Heck, I didn't play at all during the Equinox event due to being stuck in Ireland in a bit of a deadspot for walking and Pokéstops ^^; (living in the country around 20-30 minutes from a town is a killer in games like these)
     
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  19. DragonFang101 Dragon-type Gym Leader
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    I am so anxiously waiting for Gen. V...
     
  20. mawile_13 Aspiring Trainer
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    Hope some of those TCG products feature Mawile...Excited to finally have Gen III in Pokemon GO!, even if the game itself can be a little lackluster.