Twenty-three new Pokémon from the Hoenn Region have made their way to Pokémon GO. The new wave is themed around the land. The following Pokémon are those introduced: - Whismur, Loudred, Exploud - Nosepass - Aron, Lairon, Aggron - Numel, Camerupt - Torkoal - Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon - Cacnea, Cacturne - Lunatone - Solrock - Baltoy, Claydol - Lileep, Cradily - Anorith, Armaldo
NEW SHINY POKÉMON: Three new Shiny Pokémon were introduced with this wave. Shiny Aron, Shiny Lairon, and Shiny Aggron are now available. Additionally, Aggron is now in the Tier 4 Raidpool.
NEW REGION-EXCLUSIVES: Three new regionally-locked Pokémon were introduced in this wave. Torkoal is available in the region of southern Asia, centering around India.
Solrock and Lunatone have also been confirmed to be region-locked, although their exact boundary is undetermined. No matter what their boundaries are, the Pokémon Company has confirmed that they will eventually migrate.
2. The next Pokemon go community day
Only a few days after the last Community Day, Niantic has announced the details for next month's event. The featured Pokémon is Dratini (its exclusive move is undetermined). The extra effects are three-hour-long Lure Modules and TRIPLE Stardust for catching Pokémon.
The event will take place on February 24, the final Saturday of the month. The timeframe is still locally-based and the same hours as before.
3. Pokemon go went offline
A few hours after we published the last Weekend Download, Pokémon GO shutdown. The outage lasted for almost 30 minutes as Niantic updated their security certificate. The game is now back up and running.
4. Pokemon Crystal has arrived
Pokémon Crystal was relaunched this week for the Nintendo 3DS' Virtual Console. As with the prior releases of Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver, this version is an exact copy of the original game from back in the day. While this game may be similar to it's sister games, it does give us access to Shiny Celebi in the modern games.
5. Weekly trivia question
Trainers, we are excited to announce that Weekend Download will be featuring a weekly trivia question! We'll be tweeting the question on Saturday, and revealing the answer here on PNN.com.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION: This Pokémon is strong enough to lift a sumo with one finger. It enjoys helping people with physical labor. Who's that Pokémon: Monferno, Conkeldurr, Machoke, or Buzzwole?
Voters were in favor of Conkeldurr, but the correct answer is Machoke.
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