Pokémon GO releases Lugia and Articuno into the wild
Are you powerful enough to defeat Pokémon GO's first Legendary Pokémon?
Technical troubles plagued this past weekend's Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago, with many fans unable to play the game at all despite paying for the privilege of attending the event. The whole thing was such a mess that developer Niantic refunded everyone the cost of their ticket and threw in US$100 worth of PokéCoins to boot.
Despite the disaster, Niantic has made good on its promise of releasing Pokémon GO's first Legendary Pokémon into the wild. Pokémon Trainers around the world can now encounter the two Legendary birds Pokémon Lugia and Articuno as Raid Bosses, but be warned: neither one is a pushover. To defeat the rare creatures and add them to your collection, you'll want to round up as many fellow Trainers as you can, ideally filling out all 20 slots of your Raid team before taking them on.
Articuno and Lugia are just the first Legendary Pokémon to make it to Pokémon GO. Zapdos and Moltres will be coming to the game soon, too, according to Niantic, and others like Mewtwo and Ho-Oh have been teased but not yet confirmed.