Niantic’s latest “Pokemon GO” update (0.77.1 for Android and 1.47.1 for iOS devices) brought minor bug fixes and in-game performance optimizations. The update added a confirmation script that appears when the player is attempting to transfer a certain Pokemon. The developer also removed the mass-transfer feature to avoid accidentally transferring a Pokemon.

Notable changes

According to NintendoEnthusiast, Niantic fixed the issue that caused occasional network errors whenever “Pokemon GO” players interacted with PokeGyms. The developer also fixed two issues relating to Raid Battles.

First is the issue that caused Raid Battle lobbies to display an incorrect number of players preparing for battle, and the second is the bug that reset a Pokemon in a Raid Battle after selecting the items button. The issue in which curveball throws were not registering has also been fixed.

Generation 3 Pokemon names and moves

Niantic posted the complete patch notes in the “Pokemon GO” official website. But what Niantic did not reveal on the patch notes are the files connected to the Generation 3 Pokemon. According to a report by PokemonGoHub, data miners dug through the latest 0.77.1 APK and found out that Generation 3 Pokemon names and moves were listed. The data miners claim that the only thing that is missing is the sound codes for each Pokemon.

This means that players can look forward to Generation 3 creatures released very soon.

"Pokemon GO" experts think that the Generation 3 creatures will be launched alongside the Halloween event. The developer previously promised that they will release three major “Pokemon GO” updates for the year 2017. Assuming that the second major update brought the Legendary Pokemon and Raid Battles, there is a huge possibility that the Generation 3 Pokemon is the third major update for this year.

What to expect from the Halloween event

The Pokemon Company recently confirmed that the annual Halloween event for “Pokemon GO” will return. But the company did not specify the official start date of the event. Players are expecting for the event to start in late-October. The spawn rate of Ghost or Dark-type creatures like Gengar, Zubat, Ghastly, and Haunter was increased in the previous Halloween event.

Niantic is expected to do the same this year, but this time with the Generation 2 Ghost or Dark-type creatures like Sneasel, Murkrow, and Umbreon. “Pokemon GO” players might also see Shuppet, Banette, Mega Banette, Duskull, and Dusclops if ever the Generation 3 creatures will be released. The developer might also double the number of Candies obtained from transferring a Pokemon and walking a Pokemon buddy.