Legendary Pokémon are coming to Pokémon GO

Matt Sayer 21 July 2017 NEWS

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You're going to have to work to get your hands on these powerful Pokémon.

Pokémon Trainers rejoice! In celebration of the one-year anniversary of Pokémon GO, developer Niantic has announced the much-anticipated arrival of Legendary Pokémon to the mobile monster-catching game.

These Legendary Pokémon will soon start showing up at Gyms around the world in the form of Pokémon Eggs defended by Legendary Raid Bosses. If players can defeat these bosses, they'll have a chance to catch the Legendary Pokémon for themselves. While Legendary Pokémon are among the most powerful in the game, they'll only fight when they're by their Trainer's side—you won't be able to leave them to defend a Gym for you.

The first Legendary Pokémon won't just appear of their own volition, however. To coax them out, Trainers around the world will have to catch enough Pokémon during the Pokémon GO Fest event on 22 July. If they succeed, Legendary Pokémon will start to appear at the event in Chicago, and if the Trainers who attend can defeat them, they'll begin popping up around the world after the event ends.

If you want to keep tabs on how Trainers are faring at Pokémon GO Fest, you can tune into the official live stream through the Pokémon GO Twitch and YouTube channels.


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