Niantic officially announces Legendary Pokémon coming to Pokémon GO

Trainers, Pokémon fans and muggles, it is the moment we’ve all been waiting for! The announcement of Legendary Pokémon has arrived. Amongst many rumors over the past few weeks fans, data miners and everyone playing Pokémon GO speculated about Niantic releasing legendary Pokémon later in the month, to celebrate the games one year anniversary. And when data miners snipped through the latest update for the game, that went live yesterday, they found assets in the code relating to the game that refers to legendary Pokémon. Of course it was with everything on the internet taken with a grain of salt…until now.

Niantic yesterday officially announced on their website, as well as through an EPIC trailer which can be seen below, the appearance of Legendary Pokémon. According to Niantic the Legendary Pokémon will be obtainable at gyms through Legendary Raid Boss battles. Currently trainers have been taking on these raid boss battles at Poké-gyms which appear in four tiered levels from level 1 to 4. And just like the raid boss battle eggs that are currently different colours to signify the level at the gyms, so too will the legendary raid boss battle eggs be a different colour signifying a Legendary Raid Boss Battle. An intriguing bit of information also announced by Niantic is that if you’re successful in capturing these rare and powerful Legendary Pokémon, you will be able to use them to battle with at gyms, however you won’t be able to leave them at the gym to defend it.

No matter how you look at it, it would seem that Pokémon GO is back on the rise. It might not see the same success that it had at launch, but prepare yourselves to see if across the interwebz more often.

Another important thing to note is that the Legendary Pokémon will only be revealed once the trainers at the Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago complete their mystery event. Until then the rest of the world will have to unfortunately wait on the event in Chicago to come to an end before we start searching for our Legendary Pockét Monsters in South Africa. Check out our previous coverage for more information on that.

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