Though it has certainly dropped off in popularity since last summer (and who could forget that trainwreck of a festival?), Pokémon GO still has a strong and loyal fanbase and Niantic is keen on keeping them busy with new content from time to time. This past year saw the addition of Generation II Pokémon as well as Legendary Pokémon, along with an overhaul to the way that gyms are run. Even so, it seems that Niantic could be gearing up for another big expansion.
The Silph Road recently did a teardown of the latest version of Pokémon GO and found data in the code for 135 new species of Pokémon, all from the Hoenn region. While this doesn’t necessarily mean that the new additions are coming soon—there are only text files for now—it seems to indicate that the developers are laying the groundwork for a much larger update in the near future. Perhaps before the year is out, we’ll be catching Torchics and Flygons.
What do you think? What’s your favorite Gen III Pokémon? How long do you think it’ll be before we see them added in? Share your thoughts in the comments below.