Pokemon Go will start to receive Legendary Pokemon this weekend, developer Niantic has confirmed. The first ones will be unlocked on Saturday during the first ever Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago. They’ll be unlocked around the world a day later.
Niantic is bringing Legendary Pokemon to the popular mobile game through the raid battles feature that was recently introduced.
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.
You’ll be able to come across rare Pokemon by looking for Legendary Eggs at Gyms. When you defeat a Legendary Raid Ross in a Raid Battle, you’ll have the opportunity to catch a Legendary Pokemon.