Pokemon GO's Next Two Legendaries Are Moltres And Zapdos

The Pokemon GO Fest may have been a disaster, but if there was one bright spot to be found in the weekend's events, it was the unlocking of a couple of Legendary Pokemon for folks to catch. Over the next couple of weeks, there'll be two more.

Pokemon GO's First Legendary Is Lugia, Will Start Appearing For Everyone Soon

Despite an array of issues plaguing the live event today, Pokemon GO players will soon get a chance at a very rare monster. Fest attendees in particular will all get legendary Lugia in their accounts tonight, and players worldwide will start seeing Lugia appear in raid battles within the next 48 hours, Niantic announced. That's not all.

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Niantic has announced that Moltres will be available between July 31-August 7, and Zapdos will be available between August 8-14. Articuno, meanwhile, will disappear on July 31. (Note: these dates are US time.)

As a reminder, here's what you need to do in order to catch a Legendary:

As Trainers around the world go out and explore their neighbourhoods in search of Pokemon and Raid Battles, they can keep an eye out for unique Legendary Eggs appearing at Gyms. If Trainers and their team are able to successfully defeat a Legendary Raid Boss, they will have the opportunity to catch a Legendary Pokemon of their own! While Legendary Pokemon will help them take on the toughest Raid Bosses and Gym Battles, they're not willing to leave their Trainer's side, so they can't be left to defend Gyms.


    "If Trainers and their team..."

    There was a Lugia the other day in my area, but no one around to fight it. It was at a gym that doesn't get a lot of foot traffic, late at night. When I saw it, it had 42k CP or thereabouts. I had no chance of battling it. Even during the day, and even if it had been at a different gym at my local shops where there is more foot traffic, it would have been near impossible to get enough people in the area to participate in battling it. At night? No chance. None. The place is dead at night. I wish there was a way to participate in this that didn't require team work. I mean, I get it. But it's just one more thing that is pushing me to reluctantly give up this game.

      Totally agree. With work, kids, home commitments etc, I can only play when I can fit it in; the idea of being able to coordinate any number of people for a raid (assuming any of my friends even played, which they don't... not friends I see regularly anyway) just isn't gonna happen.

      It's annoying that a game that was entirely playable in SP now kinda demands multiplayer when it comes to Legendaries. That being said, they *are* Legendary, so it's not too surprising then that not everyone gets one, but it's still a pain; I've got everything but the Legendaries and regionals.

      Unless I'm lucky enough to stumble upon a raid full of spoofers (I've never seen anyone around when I take on raids), I doubt I'll ever get a Legendary.

      Oh well, I still enjoy it, and the next Generations will keep adding to it... and maybe the methods of catching Legendaries will change over time, moving forward.

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      The worst part is that even if you get a chance to participate with a group, the chance you'll even catch the thing is abysmally low.
      Last night I joined a group of friends after work as a Lugia appeared at a gym 50 meters away. There were 20 of us. Only 2 caught it.
      After that, 7 of us rushed to an Articuno that had some time left. We beat it, but no one caught it.
      For something that requires so much setup to even attempt and is only available for such a limited time, it is fucking stupid that it's not a basically-guaranteed catch.

        Or worse, trainers that flake out. I stumbled on a raid doing a Lugia on my lunch, Joined just as a started. we got him down to a small bar with 60 seconds to go, peoples Pokemon started fainting and noone rejoined the raid! Myself and 4 guys are desperately fighting the clock and lose with him on just a sliver. So disappointing.

          Yeah. My friends had that happen to them the day before. A pixel length of health and then it timed out.

    Wow. The comments section here is the opposite of my experience. I wander out after work and track down a legendary, there is usually a group amassing, with more on the way, often in so great a number that you can split into team based groups for the best rewards. Defeating the beast is achievable, but catching it is hard… I've missed a few but that is OK because the whole group of incredibly diverse players will commute to the next stop for more hunting!

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