Legendary Pokémon are Coming to ‘Pokémon GO’
Entertainment| | By Brian Delpozo
Rejoice Pokemon fans! After a year of waiting, the Legendary Pokémon you’ve been waiting for are finally coming to Pokémon GO.
In an announcement on the game’s official website, the development team confirmed long-held belief that characters including Zapdos, Moltres, Articuno, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, MewTwo, and possibly Mew are coming to the game, and explained how players will be able to capture them.
“As Trainers around the world go out and explore their neighborhoods in search of Pokémon and Raid Battles, they can keep an eye out for unique Legendary Eggs appearing at Gyms. If Trainers and their team are able to successfully defeat a Legendary Raid Boss, they’ll have the opportunity to catch a Legendary Pokémon of their own!”
The statement goes on to detail how the characters will first be unlocked by players participating in the Pokémon GO Fest, which is scheduled for July 22.
According to the site, “… thousands of Trainers in Grant Park for Pokémon GO Fest and the millions of others around the world will be working together to unlock in-game bonuses for the entire Pokémon GO community. If they manage to catch enough Pokémon during the Pokémon GO Fest Challenge Windows, the first Legendary Pokémon will be revealed in Grant Park. If the Trainers in Chicago succeed in defeating the Legendary Pokémon, that Pokémon will start appearing in Raid Battles around the world, after Pokémon GO Fest.”
Niantic encourages players in Chicago and those watching the livestream of the event – available on Twitch and Youtube – to use the hashtag #PokemonGOFest on social media.