Hoenn starters such as Treecko, Torchic and the beloved Mudkip are all now available in the wild, along with a cadre of other third gen monsters. Niantic has confirmed we will get another taste with 50 new Pokemon later this week.
There is a possibility that "Ingress Prime" will once again serve as a testing ground for new technologies that will later be implemented on "Pokemon GO" and future Niantic games.
In an interview with IGN, Niantic global product marketing lead Archit Bhargava explained that Pokemon trading is still something that the team wants to add to Pokemon GO, especially since it was shown in its initial announcement trailer.
The Hoenn region and its Pokemon were introduced in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire when the game released for Gameboy Advanced in Japan in 2002. We'll be sure to keep you updated.
Pokemon will be added to the game in themed groups like grass, fire, water, and so on. Ruby and Sapphire were the first Pokemon games in which weather had a real impact, as certain Pokemon would perform better in certain conditions (and vice versa), so Niantic decided that now was the time bring the feature to the mobile game. The player avatar will be soaked by digital rain when it rains in real life, the game world will be covered with snow when snow falls in the real world, and so on. I'm now curious if Mareeps, Electabuzzes, and other Electric-types will wander about during thunderstorms.
When fans found out this wouldn't be possible, it killed a lot of enthusiasm for Pokemon trading in Pokemon GO.
The main games have had weather dynamics before, but it's all digital - you're not actually out in the rain for hours to capture that Pokemon you really want. Maybe cosmetic items trainers can use to customize their Pokemon is in the works; why should Pikachu be the only one to wear a hat?