It's go time. 50 new Pokémon from Gen 3 are now live in Pokémon Go! Here's what you need to know to catch 'em all!

Which new Gen 3 Pokémon are out now?

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Gen 3 kicked off with Ghost-types for Halloween, starting October 20, 2017, at 12:00 P.M. PDT.

Sableye, Banette, and a few other Ghost-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region will be making their first-ever appearance in Pokémon GO.

The next wave of 50 launched on December 8, 2017, at 1:00 P.M. PDT.

Starting later this week, Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, and several more Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region in the Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire video games will start appearing in Pokémon GO for the first time ever—with even more to be discovered over the next several weeks!

Taken together, we now have:

  1. Treecko: Grass — 923
  2. Grovyle: Grass — 1508
  3. Sceptile: Grass — 2584
  4. Torchic: Fire — 959
  5. Combusken: Fire / Fighting — 1472
  6. Blaziken: Fire / Fighting — 2631
  7. Mudkip: Water — 981
  8. Marshtomp: Water / Ground — 1617
  9. Swampert: Water / Ground — 2815
  10. Poochyena: Dark — 564
  11. Mightyena: Dark — 1783
  12. Zigzagoon: Normal — 423
  13. Linoone: Normal — 1533
  14. Wurmple: Bug — 502
  15. Silcoon: Bug — 517
  16. Beautifly: Bug / Flying — 1573
  17. Cascoon: Bug — 517
  18. Dustox: Bug / Poison — 1121
  19. Seedot: Grass — 526
  20. Nuzleaf: Grass / Dark — 1117
  21. Shiftry: Grass / Dark — 2186
  22. Ralts: Psychic — 436
  23. Kirlia: Psychic — 843
  24. Gardevoir: Psychic — 2964
  25. Shroomish: Grass — 722
  26. Breloom: Grass / Fighting — 2407
  27. Slakoth: Normal — 942
  28. Vigoroth: Normal — 1896
  29. Slaking: Normal — 4548
  30. Makuhita: Fighting — 745
  31. Hariyama: Fighting — 2765
  32. Azurill: Normal — 316
  33. Skitty: Normal — 659
  34. Delcatty: Normal — 1385
  35. Sableye: Dark / Ghost — 1305
  36. Mawile: Steel — 1484
  37. Meditite: Fighting / Psychic — 555
  38. Medicham: Fighting / Psychic — 1275
  39. Electrike: Electric — 810
  40. Manectric: Electric — 2131
  41. Plusle: Electric — 1681
  42. Minun: Electric — 1585
  43. Roselia: Grass / Poison — 1718
  44. Gulpin: Poison — 788
  45. Swalot: Poison — 1872
  46. Spoink: Psychic — 1285
  47. Grumpig: Psychic — 2310
  48. Zangoose: Normal — 2214
  49. Seviper: Poison — 1928
  50. Shuppet: Ghost — 872
  51. Banette: Ghost — 2073
  52. Duskull: Ghost — 523
  53. Dusclops: Ghost — 1335
  54. Absol: Dark — 2280
  55. Wynaut: Psychic — 503

Any common Gen 3 Pokémon good for XP grinding?

Gen 1 gave us three common, 12-candy evolutions to grind for XP: Pidgey, Caterpie, and Weedle. Gen 2... gave us none. With Gen 3, at least we get one:

  • Wurmple

It also has an interesting split-evolution. Based on "personality" — i.e. random chance in Pokémon Go — Wurmple will evolve into either Cascoon (and then Dustox) or Sicoon (and then Beautifly).

There are no 25 candy evolutions in Gen 3 so far, so nothing equivalent to Rattata or Sentrat.

Which of the current Gen 3 Pokémon can you hatch from Pokémon Eggs?

Several. And, as expected, they run the gamut of distances and rarity tiers. Only one of them is exclusive to Eggs so far:: Baby Azurill.

Gen 3 Pokémon in 2KM Eggs

  1. Poochyena: Dark — 564
  2. Zigzagoon: Normal — 423
  3. Wurmple: Bug — 502
  4. Skitty: Normal — 659
  5. Gulpin: Poison — 788
  6. Spoink: Psychic — 1285

Gen 3 Pokémon in 5KM Eggs

  1. Treecko: Grass — 923
  2. Torchic: Fire — 959
  3. Mudkip: Water — 981
  4. Seedot: Grass — 526
  5. Shroomish: Grass — 722
  6. Makuhita: Fighting — 745
  7. Azurill: Normal — 316
  8. Wynaut: Psychic — 503

Gen 3 Pokémon in 10KM Eggs

  1. Ralts: Psychic — 436
  2. Slakoth: Normal — 942

How about Raid Battles? Are any of the Gen 3 Pokémon Raid bosses?

Two, at least for now. One Tier 2, one Tier 4. And it currently looks like that's the only way to get those two Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

  1. Tier 2: Mawile: Steel — 1484
  2. Tier 4: Absol: Dark — 2280

Which Pokémon from Gen 3 haven't come to Pokémon Go yet?

A bunch! More than half, including some of the most valuable like Metagross and Salamence.

  1. Lotad: Water / Grass — 526
  2. Lombre: Water / Grass — 1102
  3. Ludicolo: Water / Grass — 2229
  4. Nincada: Bug / Ground — 674
  5. Ninjask: Bug / Flying — 1790
  6. Shedinja: Bug / Ghost — 421
  7. Taillow: Normal / Flying — 642
  8. Swellow: Normal / Flying — 1747
  9. Spinda: Normal — 1088
  10. Wingull: Water / Flying — 642
  11. Pelipper: Water / Flying — 1969
  12. Surskit: Bug / Water — 695
  13. Masquerain: Bug / Flying — 2135
  14. Wailmer: Water — 1424
  15. Wailord: Water — 2258
  16. Kecleon: Normal — 1924
  17. Baltoy: Ground / Psychic — 676
  18. Claydol: Ground / Psychic — 1782
  19. Nosepass: Rock — 831
  20. Torkoal: Fire — 2036
  21. Barboach: Water / Ground — 716
  22. Whiscash: Water / Ground — 1991
  23. Luvdisc: Water — 735
  24. Corphish: Water — 1107
  25. Crawdaunt: Water / Dark — 2317
  26. Feebas: Water — 220
  27. Milotic: Water — 2967
  28. Carvanha: Water / Dark — 874
  29. Sharpedo: Water / Dark — 1986
  30. Trapinch: Ground — 1092
  31. Vibrava: Ground / Dragon — 1065
  32. Flygon: Ground / Dragon — 2458
  33. Numel: Fire / Ground — 957
  34. Camerupt: Fire / Ground — 2016
  35. Spheal: Ice / Water — 876
  36. Sealeo: Ice / Water — 1607
  37. Walrein: Ice / Water — 2606
  38. Cacnea: Grass — 1080
  39. Cacturne: Grass / Dark — 2092
  40. Snorunt: Ice — 772
  41. Glalie: Ice — 1945
  42. Lunatone: Rock / Psychic — 2245
  43. Solrock: Rock / Psychic — 2245
  44. Swablu: Normal / Flying — 722
  45. Altaria: Dragon / Flying — 1868
  46. Tropius: Grass / Flying — 1846
  47. Whismur: Normal — 603
  48. Loudred: Normal — 1233
  49. Exploud: Normal — 2267
  50. Clamperl: Water — 1091
  51. Huntail: Water — 2140
  52. Gorebyss: Water — 2281
  53. Relicanth: Rock / Water — 2557
  54. Aron: Steel / Rock — 1232
  55. Lairon: Steel / Rock — 2004
  56. Aggron: Steel / Rock — 3004
  57. Castform: Normal — 1486
  58. Volbeat: Bug — 1620
  59. Illumise: Bug — 1620
  60. Lileep: Rock / Grass — 1181
  61. Cradily: Rock / Grass — 2081
  62. Anorith: Rock / Bug — 1310
  63. Armaldo: Rock / Bug — 2675
  64. Bagon: Dragon — 1053
  65. Shelgon: Dragon — 1958
  66. Salamence: Dragon / Flying — 3532
  67. Beldum: Steel / Psychic — 843
  68. Metang: Steel / Psychic — 1570
  69. Metagross: Steel / Psychic — 3644
  70. Regirock: Rock — 3087
  71. Regice: Ice — 3087
  72. Registeel: Steel — 2261
  73. Kyogre: Water — 4874
  74. Groudon: Ground — 4874
  75. Rayquaza: Dragon / Flying — 4354
  76. Latias: Dragon / Psychic — 3377
  77. Latios: Dragon / Psychic — 3644
  78. Jirachi: Steel / Psychic — 3090
  79. Deoxys: Psychic — 2749
  80. Chimecho: Psychic — 2095

Who are the Pokémon Go Gen 3 starters?

Just like Gen 1 had Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander, and Gen 2 had Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile, Gen 3 has a set of Grass-, Fire-, and Water-type starters all its own. Gen 2 didn't make any special use of its starters, aside from making them characteristically hard to catch and keeping them out of Pokémon Eggs for extended periods of time. It's likely Gen 3 won't either. Still, if the starters hold a special place in your heart, here's a reminder of who they are in Gen 3:

Gen 3 Grass-type starter Pokémon and evolutions

  • Treecko: Grass — 923
  • Grovyle: Grass — 1508
  • Sceptile: Grass — 2584

Gen 3 Fire-type starter Pokémon and evolutions

  • Torchic: Fire — 959
  • Combusken: Fire / Fighting — 1472
  • Blaziken: Fire / Fighting — 2631

Gen 3 Water-type starter Pokémon and evolutions

  • Mudkip: Water — 981
  • Marshtomp: Water / Ground — 1617
  • Swampert: Water / Ground — 2815

What are the regional exclusive Pokémon in Gen 3?

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There are four so far. The first ones are in the Americas and Africa:

  1. Plusle: Electric — 1681
  2. Zangoose: Normal — 2214

The others are in Europe, Asia, and Australia:

  1. Minun: Electric — 1585
  2. Seviper: Poison — 1928

Who are the Legendary Pokémon in Gen 3?

Legendary Pokémon are significantly boosted in Gen 3 with a whopping eight new arrivals — almost as many as in Gen 1 and Gen 2 combined. There are a couple of new Mythicals as well.

Legendary Titans

Where Gen 1 had Legendary Birds and Gen 2 had Legendary Beasts, Gen 3 has Legendary Titans. Unlike previous generations, the Titans aren't based on the typical red/fire, yellow/electric, blue/water or ice formula. With Gen 3, we get some rock and some steel. Also, like Gen 1, the Legendary Titan's master doesn't show up until the next generation — in this case, Regigigas in Gen 4.

  • Regirock: Rock — 3087
  • Regice: Ice — 3087
  • Registeel: Steel — 2261

Eon Duo

"Eon Duo" is a term applied to a pair of powerful psychic dragons — the female Latias and male Latios.

  • Latias: Dragon / Psychic — 3377
  • Latios: Dragon / Psychic — 3644

Weather Trio

The Weather Trio represent the hydrosphere, the lithosphere, and the atmosphere, and were the icons of the original Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald games.

  • Kyogre: Water — 4874
  • Groudon: Ground — 4874
  • Rayquaza: Dragon / Flying — 4354

Jirachi

Jirachi is a Steel- and Psychic-type Pokémon. Since we haven't seen Gen 1's Mew or Gen 2's Celebi yet, Jirachi is likely still a long way off.

Deoxys

The mythical Psychic-type Pokémon, Deoxys, has additional forms each of which focus on a different stat. (Speed isn't currently implemented in Pokémon Go, though Stamina is, so it'll be interesting to see how it's all implemented.)

  • Normal Form
  • Attack Form
  • Defense Form
  • Speed Form

Who are the new Dragonite, Tyranitar, Blissey, and Snorlax of Pokémon Go Gen 3?

When Pokémon Go Gen 2 debuted, Tyranitar was seen as the new Dragonite and Blissey as the new Snorlax. Gen 3 likewise brings some new super-powered Pokémon to the gaming table.

Slaking

Slacking should have had a CP over 5000 — FIVE THOUSAND — but Pokémon Go reduced (nerfed) it before it ever had a chance. Even so, it can still reach over 4500. And while Slaking doesn't have the stamina of Blissey or Snorlax, it ranks just below the latter. It's stuck with the powerless Yawn as a quick move, but Play Rough makes it a good defender — especially against the Fighter-types that would normally dynamic punch right through it.

  • Slakoth: Normal — 942
  • Vigoroth: Normal — 1896
  • Slaking: Normal — 4548

Metagross

Nothing is going to touch Tyranitar for generations to come, but Metagross and it's Psychic- and Steel-typing is going to significantly round things out.

  • Beldum: Steel / Psychic — 843
  • Metang: Steel / Psychic — 1570
  • Metagross: Steel / Psychic — 3644

Salamence

By contrast, Salamence will absolutely be the new Dragonite. Also a Dragon- and Flying-type, it does a little more damage but is a little less durable. We'll just have to see where the movesets land.

  • Bagon: Dragon — 1053
  • Shelgon: Dragon — 1958
  • Salamence: Dragon / Flying — 3532

Any Pokémon like Unown in Generation 3?

There are a couple of Pokémon in Gen 3 that have multiple forms, though none to the extent of Unown. One of them in Mythical, the other... cloudy. Speaking of Unown, it gets some additional forms in Gen 3 as well.

Unown

Everyone's favorite alphabet-shaped, Psychic-type Pokémon gets into punctuation in Gen 3.

  • Question Mark
  • Exclamation Point

Castform

Normal-type? Fire-type? Water-type? Ice-type? With Castform, it's appearance and even typing varies based on the weather. (Weather isn't currently implemented into Pokémon Go either but has been rumored for a while.)

  • Normal
  • Sunny
  • Rainy
  • Snowy

Are there any new evolutions for existing Pokémon in Gen 3?

Sadly, no. Gen 3 is pretty much its own thing. Gen 4, though will introduce several new evolutions for Gen 1 and Gen 2 Pokémon alike.

What about babies? Any new Pokémon babies in Gen 3?

Because babies, right? You don't have to prepare for them because they'll be new pre-evolutions, not post-evolutions. But, in case you're curious, here are the new Gen 3 babies:

  • Azurill (baby Marill)
  • Wynaut (baby Wobuffet)

Do any Pokémon from Gen 3 have new evolutions or babies in Gen 4?

Several! These are the Pokémon from Gen 3 that you'll want to keep catching and hatching so you get as much candy as possible and as good a candidate (high IV) as possible, for future evolutions.

  • Ralts and Kirlia to evolve into Galade (split)
  • Nosepass to evolve into Probopass.
  • Roselia to evolve into Roserade.
  • Duskull and Duskclops to evolve into Dusknoir.
  • Snorut to evolve into Froslass.

Gen 4 also adds a couple new babies for a couple Gen 3 Pokémon:

  • Budew (baby Roselia)
  • Chingling (baby Chimecho)

What do you want to see in Pokémon Go Gen 3?

How Pokémon Go deals with Rhydon — already a 3000+ CP 'mon — evolving into Rhyperior is going to be interesting, isn't it? If you have any idea, or any questions about Gen 3 or Gen 4 in general, drop 'em in the comments below!

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