‘Pokémon Go’ Gen 3 and 4: Fan creates chart of most anticipated additions to the game

‘Pokémon Go’ Gen 3 and 4: Fan creates chart of most anticipated additions to the game
The Pokémon Honchkrow, depicted in the Pokémon anime, could be surprisingly strong when the Gen 3 and 4 updates drop. Bulbapedia
The Pokémon Honchkrow, depicted in the Pokémon anime, could be surprisingly strong when the Gen 3 and 4 updates drop. Bulbapedia

The Pokémon Go anniversary event continues through July 24, with the gym overhaul is live and raids in full swing. And there’s the rumor that legendaries might show up soon, potentially at the Chicago live event. But the speculation train never stops.

In fact, a fan on the Silph Road has broken down who they think some of the best Pokémon are. But the twist is that they’ve done it for the next two unreleased generations of Pokémon.

Pokémon Go gen 3 and 4: Fan breaks down stand outs from third and fourth generation

On the Silph Road, UW_Unknown_Warrior posted a detailed breakdown of what they believe will be the standout Pokémon of generations three and four. They used the current “best” Pokémon from the game to interpret which ones players should be on the lookout for.

UW_Unknown_Warrior’s analysis of Gen 3?s Blaziken and Swampert, complete with weakness list and hypothetical ‘Pokémon Go’ stats. UW_Unknown_Warrior/Imgur

If the gen three and gen four starters never really caught your fancy, UW_Unknown_Warrior has good news for everyone who’s inundated with Sneasel and Swinub candy after the Fire and Ice Event. Both of their evolutions are in Gen 3 and 4, and according to UW_Unknown_Warrior, they have the potential to be quite good.

Both Sneasel and Piloswine have evolutions in upcoming generations, so if these stats are to be believed, collecting all that candy will not have been in vain. UW_Unknown_Warrior/Imgur

In a similarly exciting prediction, the ubiquitous Murkrow also has an evolution in gen three and four. According to UW_Unknown_Warrior, Honchkrow will also be a step above what players would expect from such an underwhelming Pokémon.

Honchkrow won’t have the normal weakness against fighting types that most dark types have, so it might be worth it to find a place for it in your team when it’s live. UW_Unknown_Warrior/Imgur

We know that it’s easy to get excited about this list, but keep in mind that it’s all speculation.

Furthermore, we don’t know when Niantic plans to release gen three or four yet, and the earliest conservative estimate estimate would probably be sometime in the winter, when gen two was released. There’s still a lot to get excited about, and UW_Unknown_Warrior’s rankings are a great place to start if you’re less-than-familiar with gen three and four.

More Pokémon Go news, updates, tips and tricks

Raids are here! See why they may be the key to legendary Pokémon. Find out how to determine how long it will take you to reach level 40, and see what we think of the Gen 2 Pokémon added to the game. Here are the kinds of Pokémon you get from 10-kilometer eggs, and here’s where you can check out what you missed during the Water Festival and Solstice events. Find out more about the upcoming Chicago event and why you’ll probably be able to catch Unown while you’re there — if you’re not busy searching forrare evolutionary items, that is.