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Legendary Pokémon are coming to Pokémon GO

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Continuing the celebration of Pokémon Go’s one year anniversary, Niantic have revealed that Legendary Pokémon will be making an appearance very soon. Potentially, this weekend!

On July 22, 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.

The sharp-eyed among you may have seen Mew Two in that trailer, and if that’s not enough to thrill you, then I don’t know what is!

After the Pokémon GO Fest Chicago, you can expect to see the unique Legendary Eggs appearing at Gyms. In the same way as regular Gym Raids, if you and your team are able to defeat a Legendary Raid Boss, you’ll get the opportunity to catch a Legendary Pokémon of your own. While the Legendary Pokémon are obviously super high level, they won’t be able to defend Gyms, keeping the playing field level. As a solo player, I am especially grateful for this, as I’ve only managed to defeat one raid boss on my own (a Cyndaquill) and it wasn’t easy!

You can follow the Pokémon GO Fest action on social media with the hashtag #PokemonGOFest, or follow the official Twitch or YouTube live stream to watch the reveal of the first Legendary Pokémon.

Last Updated: July 21, 2017

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