The first Generation 3 Pokmon look set to hit Pokmon Go within days.
Leaked artwork shows Gen 3 creatures as part of the game’s upcoming Halloween event, due to go live within the next fortnight.
Pictured in the art are a range of suitably spooky Gen 3 monsters, such as Duskull, Dusknoir, Shuppet, Sableye and Banette.
The image was found in the game’s files following an update over the weekend. Data for the addition of Gen 3 has been trickling in during the last few months, however.
Over the weekend, sound files for each of the Gen 3 Pokmon were also added – the last piece of data needed before they can be released.
But while the files for all 200-odd Gen 3 Pokmon are now present, we’d bet only a few will be available during the Halloween event – the ones pictured here.
Last year Pokmon Go dripfed the first Gen 2 Pokmon – Baby varieties – before the full launch of the generation at a later date.
Pokmon Go is also still missing several species from Gen 2 – the legendary Ho-oh, the painterly Smeargle and the Christmassy creature Delibird, the last of which will likely be released in December.
Pokmon’s third generation of monsters debuted in Pokmon Ruby and Sapphire for the Game Boy Advance. Notable monsters include the starters Treecko, Torchic and Mudkip, the weather-changing Castform and legendaries such as Latias and Latios.
Interestingly, the player character shown is wearing a hat based around Gen 7 critter Mimikyu. It’s the first time the app has acknowledged later generations before their release.