Pokemon Go will finally see legendary creatures this weekend

If we all work together as a team

After a year of service and updates that have introduced more features and Pokemon, Niantic will finally be releasing legendary beasts into Pokemon Go. While there isn’t a list of which creatures will be appearing in the game, I think its safe to assume that Articuno, Moltres and Zapdos will be the first trio of legendary Pokemon we’ll see (due to previous leaks and glitches confirming their existence).

Obviously catching these divine beasts isn’t going to be as simple as walking down the street and spotting them. You’ll need to participate in Pokemon Go’s raids for the chance to potentially catch the legendary Pokemon. You gotta love this game for its ability to dangle a carrot in front of you.

It will be up to RNJesus as to whether or not any gyms around you will spawn a legendary egg. If that happens, you’ll have to engage in a raid battle (just like before) to defeat the Pokemon. If you happen to successfully catch it, you’ll be the talk of the town with your new legendary friend. One caveat, though, is that you cannot leave any legendary Pokemon to defend a gym, thus balancing out your overpowered catch.

As for when, exactly, we’ll start seeing legendaries, the official description from Niantic reads:

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.

So while there is a possibility that we may end up not getting legendary Pokemon (should the Chicago event fail), I have a feeling Niantic is going to release them regardless. Player numbers have been waning since last summer, so the developer really needs something special to draw people back in.

The First Pokémon Go Legendary Will Be Available Saturday, If Players Work Together [Kotaku]

Peter Glagowski
Former Dtoid staff member.