List Of New Dragon And Flying Pokemon (Gen 3)

Discover Rayquaza and More Pokémon Originally from the Hoenn Region!

New update for Pokemon Go has added more flying and dragon type Pokemon discovered in the Hoenn region for a limited time only.

New Legendary Rayquaza has also been added as a Tier 5 Raid boss.

Here is the list of new Pokemon

New Dragon & Flying Pokemon

  • Castform — heavily tied to the weather. Four forms were recently discovered in network traffic: Normal, Sunny, Rainy, Snowy
  • Taillow and Swellow — basically Spearow and Farrow of Gen III
  • Wingull and Pelipper — a family of sea birds with WATER and FLYING typing.
  • Surskit and Masquerain — an interesting family of flying bugs, whose typing and moves make them useful low budget GRASS counters. Could be useful in Gym offense and lower-tier raids.
  • Swablu and Altaria — Altaria is one of the biggest disappointments in Gen III, with merely 1868 Max CP and mediocre movepool
  • Tropius — a Flying Grass Pokémon that has access to Leaf Blade and no particular role in the meta. Potential region exclusive, be on the lookout.
  • Volbeat and Illumise — weak Bug-types with 100% gender split. Volbeat is male, Illumise female counterpart.
  • Salamence, Shelgon, and Bagon — DRAGON, and FLYING typed Pokémon family that fits just under Dragonite in terms of performance. You should treat them as you would treat a Hariyama next to a Machamp.
  • Metagross, Metang, and Beldum — the iconic pseudo-legendary Generation III family, the Tyranitar of Generation III. On release, Metagross will be the strongest Steel and one of the strongest Psychic types in-game. It’s a must catch, don’t skip on anyone in this family line. Potential shiny.
  • Chimecho — an average Psychic-type. Potential regional.

Odd ones out

The following Pokémon are not Flying or Dragon types and their release is questionable:

  • Kecleon — a color-changing chameleon that can basically become invisible
  • Spinda — Hypno bear
  • Clamperl, Huntail, and Gorebyss — probably a random evolution. No Deepsea item is in the APK if they appear tomorrow, the evolution will be randomized.
  • Nincada, Ninjask, and Shedinja — Nincada is an interesting catch as when it evolves, it sheds its skin and two Pokémon are created: Ninjask and Shedinja. Nothing meta-changing, but an interesting twist on the general evolution mechanism.