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Pokemon GO welcomes 23 new monsters from the Hoenn region

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New monsters from the Hoenn region in Pokemon GO
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Niantic has unleashed 23 new Pokemon into the wild of Pokemon GO. The latest set of Gen 3 Pokemon will include monsters from the Hoenn region in the Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire games. The upcoming Community day will focus on Dratini.

Niantic has recently announced that no less than 23 additional Pokemon will start popping up in Pokemon Go. The new monsters are from the Hoenn region in the Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire video games. 

The latest set of Gen 3 Pokemon will include Whismu, Aggron, Trapinch, and Cacnea, all seen in the promo image that Niantic shared along with the announcement. This latest batch of critters is the fourth wave to wash over Pokemon GO since last year's Halloween event

Delibird  - the Gen 2 creature - has joined the game right in time for the holidays. It threw out explosive presents out of its sack-like tail. The most recent event in Pokemon GO was the game's first Community Day, and it had its focus on Pikachu. During the event, the Gen 1 electric-type Pokemon had an increased spawn rate, came with the move Surf and a higher chance of being a shiny.

The next event will revolve around Dratini. The second Community Day will happen on 24 February and offer triple Stardust as a resource bonus. 

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From what we could gather from the accompanying artwork, these are some of the 23 Pokemon that you'll encounter after the latest update:

  • Whismur
  • Loudred
  • Exploud
  • Aron
  • Lairon
  • Aggron
  • Numel
  • Camerupt
  • Trapinch
  • Vibrava
  • Flygon
  • Cacnea
  • Cacturne
  • Lunatone
  • Solrock

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The eight remaining monsters offer a bit of room for speculation, but The Silph Road community on Reddit has a pretty good idea on what those might end up being:

  • Nosepass
  • Torkoal
  • Baltoy
  • Claydol
  • Lileep
  • Cradily
  • Anortih
  • Armaldo