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Pokemon Go: Mewtwo Coming Soon, Legendary Birds Sticking Around

by Kyle Hanson

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Pokemon Go has exploded in the last few weeks as Niantic added the long awaited Legendary Raids. Featuring the three Legendary Birds, along with Lugia, these touch battles forced players to work together to catch the elusive creatures. While the original timeline had most thinking they’d be gone later today, Niantic has confirmed that all four will continue to appear throughout the rest of August. Also, the highly anticipated arrival of Mewtwo has happened in Japan, and he’ll start showing up around the world very soon, only in a different way than most are used to.

“Earlier today, Trainers battled against the Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo at the Pokémon GO Stadium event in Yokohama, Japan,” explained Niantic. “Thousands of Trainers in attendance were able to successfully catch Mewtwo and add it to their Pokédexes. In the coming weeks, you, too, will have the opportunity to battle and catch Mewtwo with the new Exclusive Raid Battle feature.”

This new Exclusive Raid Battle could be good or bad, depending on how you’ve been playing Pokemon Go. In order to fight Mewtwo, players will have had to participate in a Raid at the specific gym. This will qualify them to receive an invite to the Mewtwo raid. The invite will come long before the scheduled raid, and offer players enough time to coordinate and plan for the attack. After that it seems to be similar to the regular raids we’ve been playing throughout Pokemon Go’s last few weeks.

As for the Legendary Birds, Niantic confirmed that Articuno, Moltres, Zapdos, and Lugia will all be appearing in Legendary Raids around the world for the rest of August. If you missed out, or just want to catch a few more before they disappear, you have over two more weeks to do so. How they’ll appear isn’t clear, so they could alternate or just be random, allowing for all four to appear at different gyms at the same time.

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