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Pokemon Go NEWS: Valentine’s event update, RARE Shiny Pokemon duo, Gen 3 event ending

 fans will be hoping for news about a brand new Valentine’s event for 2018.

With the Pokemon Go Gen 3 event scheduled to end later today (but more on that later), there’s a good chance Niantic will reveal more about a Valentine’s event soon.

Last year’s event gave Pokemon Go fans the chance to earn double the amount of Candy for capturing Pokemon, hatching eggs and transferring unwanted Pocket Monsters.

Fans were also more likely to encounter pink Pokemon like Chansey and Clefable.

Likewise, Cleffa, Igglybuff, and Smoochum were more commonly hatched from eggs.

Lure modules, meanwhile, were active for six hours instead of the usual 30 minutes.

Stay tuned for more information about a possible Pokemon Go Valentine’s Day event for 2018.

Pokemon Go developer Niantic is bringing its Gen 3 event to an end later today.

To celebrate the release of the final batch of Hoenn Pokemon, Niantic has made it that all encounters are with Gen 3 Pokemon.

The only exceptions are regional exclusives like Mr Mime, and Raid bosses.

Things will return to normal later today, when Pokemon from all regions will return to Pokemon Go.

New Gen 3 Pokemon include Salamence, Altaria, Metagross and lots more.

That’s on top of new Legendary Pokemon Rayquaza, which will be available to battle until March 16.

Pokemon Go developer Niantic has released two new Shiny Pocket Monsters to the game.

As part of the recently released Rayquaza update, Niantic has made Swablu available to capture as a Shiny.

This means that Altaria – Swablu’s evolved form – is also available as a Shiny.

Unfortunately, however, players will need to do some serious grinding, because Altaria isn’t available in the wild.

Instead, players will need to earn 400 Swablu candies in order to unlock this ultra-rare Pokemon.

Swablu and Altaria join an increasingly long list of Shiny Pokemon that started with Magikarp and Gyarados.

Other Shiny Pokemon include Pichu, Pikachu, Raichu, Shuppet, Banette, Snorunt, Glalie, Sableye, Duskull, and Dusclops.

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