• Paul Fingleton

Third Generation Pokémon Go announced in nature documentary-style short

More monsters you've gotta catch before you catch 'em all.

In 2016, Niantic and the Pokémon company unleashed a surprise hit on smartphone owners, encouraging owners to explore the world around them while also hoovering up monsters in the first big Augmented Reality hit.

It seems like only yesterday that hordes of people were wandering streets and neighbourhoods trying to capture Pokémon in the wild or to be Pokémon Gym masters at their local Starbucks.

Announcing the third wave of Pokémon to hit the game in two years, the publishers have enlisted none other than Steven Fry to present the new generation.

His trademark dulcet tones describe the amazing creatures that emerge from forests, snow-peaked mountains and the depths of the sea. The excellent graphical work to display the monsters in the real world is accompanied by a symphonic soundtrack by George Fenton, Acadamy Award nominee and known for scoring BBC's Planet Earth, Blue Planet and Frozen Planet series.

The third wave of monsters includes Pokémon from the games Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire like the cute Pulse, Minun or the massive underwater Wailord along with the amphibious Mudkip.

So, it'll be eyes down again as hunters go back to Pokémon Go. Just be sure to mind your step.