Pokemon from the Hoenn Region will appear for more adventures

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Many of these new creatures are expected to play a big part in the game's meta - especially Rayquaza, Salamence and Metagross.

The blog post also teases that players "might see some different Pokemon in Raid Battles at your nearby Gym, and from hatched Eggs". Together with some Dragon and Flying type Pokemon, Rayquaza will appear and who knows, may even be available for a Raid Battle until the 16th of March.

Niantic is releasing a large batch of Hoenn region Pokemon, aka Gen 3 Pokemon, on February 9th. While Niantic didn't name all of the specific Pokemon included in this set, an image on the site showed off Beldum, Chimecho, Pelipper, Bagon, Salamence, Tropius, Taillow, Swablu, and Altaria.

Niantic also posted more info saying: "In celebration, Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region will take over wild encounters until February 13". Pardon the expression, but there's more.

The limited time wild encounters event should give players a good chance to roundup a bunch of the Gen-3 Pokemon that may have alluded them so far. Sure, it'll likely still be somewhat random, but hey! That's on top of new in-store boxes, and a special Lure module bonus. In order to give players the best chance of catching these Pokemon, Niantic also revealed that new special boxes will be available to purchase via the in-game store which include Raid Passes, Incubators, and Star Pieces as of tomorrow until February 23. In addition to Rayquaza, Legendary Pokemon Kyogre was added to the game last month and will continue to appear in raid battles until February 14. Kyogre won't be vanishing until February 14th, so you'll have a little bit of an overlap to try and catch both.

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