Pokémon GO welcomes the Hoenn Region along with weather effects

Trainers the moment you’ve all been waiting for is here, Generation 3! Later this week we’ll be receiving Hoenn’s three starter Pokémon Treecko, Torchic and Mudkip along with 47 other Pokémon new to the game from the Hoenn region. The Hoenn region features from the Pokémon titles Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire.

What’s more…yes there’s more, is that Niantic is adding a new feature to the game: “a new dynamic weather system”. Indeed Niantic is bringing a storm, quite literally. According to the developer your local weather patterns will affect the way you battle and catch Pokémon. Rainy weather, for instance, will increase your odds of finding a Mudkip splashing around. Attacks performed during certain weather conditions will actually affect your battle. For instance, using a fire type move during a sunny day will increase the power of that attack. Niantics also adding little icons on the bottom right of your screen so that you’ll be able to tell what kind of weather your games actually picking up. Check out the screenshots below.

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