GO trainers, rejoice! Legendary Pokémon to be released as soon as July 22

Niantic just confirmed what every fan of the Pokémon universe has been dreaming about since day one - legendary Pokémon are indeed coming to Pokémon GO, and as soon as this Sunday at that. Favorite legendary critters like Zapdos, Moltres, Articuno, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Mew and Mewtwo will start appearing on your radar on July 23, but there is a literal catch.

The powerful critters will have to first be unlocked at real-life events like this weekend's Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago, and whatever those fights bring, will be available to take down in Raid battles around the globe for other trainers. The Legendary Raid Bosses can be caught by ganging up on gyms, just like the regular bosses we've had since last month's grand update. Trainers, however, won't be able to use the legendary Pokémon for gym defenses after they catch them, only for attacks. 

Oh, well, given the opportunity to catch the most powerful of Pokémon characters, we can bet there will be many trainers tuning in for the livestream of the Pokémon GO Fest on Saturday, in the hope to get a glimpse of what's coming to their neighborhood gyms.

source: Niantic



1. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Doesn't matter, the game is half dead already, too late Niantics

4. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Not really, you might want to do a bit of research before leaving juvenile comments. Its not a popular as it was when it launched but it is still a hugely popular game.

7. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Unlike your comment that died like 8 months ago.

2. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

New gym batter is lame af, I quit cause of it and laggy af on my Note 4. Still no trade and PVP....

3. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Your problem is the nasty Samsung phone you've got, not the app...

5. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Yeah, my G3 runs Pokemon go much better than the Note 4 I had.

6. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

I'm gonna guess you are a Mystic or Valor (whichever dominates your area) and now you have to work a bit to get your coins per day. New system is much better overall since it gives more people a chance to get coins and promotes team swaps of the gyms, not being on the side with most people.

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