As expected, Niantic announced that two legendary creatures can now be unlocked by Pokemon GO players: Lugia and Articuno. The former has been added to the game thanks to the trainers around the world who got together to catch millions of Pokemon during the Challenge Windows over the weekend.
Many other in-game bonuses have been unlocked during Pokemon GO Fest in Chicago, which are now available for the entire Pokemon GO community, including double Stardust, double XP, increased Pokemon encounters, reduced hatching and buddy distance.
Lugia is the first Legendary Pokemon to be added to the game. Furthermore, since the Team Mystic caught the highest number of Pokemon during the festival, its mascot, Articuno will join Lugia in Raid Battles as the second Legendary Pokemon.
Mascots of Team Instinct and Team Valor will be added to the game as Legendary Pokemon as well, so expect Zapdos and Moltres to join Pokemon GO soon.
Although Niantic announced the addition of two Legendary Pokemon, trainers will have a hard time unlocking them since legendary Raid Battles are fierce as hell. It’s also unclear if Pokemon GO Fest attendees will receive Lugia as gift and when exactly it will happen.