Niantic has silently dropped a “small bug-fix update” a few hours ago, version number 0.71.0. It will certainly take a while before it becomes available in your local app store. For curios Android users, the 0.71.0 APK (verified and safe) is available here.
This update marks the first sign of Generation 3 in the code base, meaning that Gen 3 is in development, it’s on the road map. If you remember, we’ve data mined the same type of Generation 2 info around 3 months before it was released.
Super Incubator icon added, old Incubators redesigned
Super Incubator, a new type of incubator that allows faster egg hatching, has finally received an official in-game icon!
The older, less effective, incubator versions were slightly redesigned to better reflect their usage. More reading on Super Incubator: Super Incubator hinted at in app’s network traffic!
Generation 3 Pokemon and Candy names added
And here it is, the news we all wanted to hear, but refused to believe it could happen. All 135 Generation III species names were added, with the additional 73 Candy families. Do note that no moves, no sprites and no sound files were added, indicating that this is the preliminary addition.
We expect more Gen 3 code to be added over the following weeks. We’ll update you as more information becomes available.