Legendary Pokemon Are Coming to Pokemon GO This Weekend – Here’s What You Need to Know


You asked for it, and Niantic has listened. Trainers will be able to catch Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon GO this weekend.

Are You Ready to Catch Legendary Pokemon This Weekend? Fire Up Pokemon GO!

It's been rumored for quite a while now that Legendary Pokemon would make their way onto Pokemon GO in due course. With the game now just over an year old, Niantic has made the official announcement confirming their plans. This is what the company has to say about it.

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As part of our ongoing celebration of Pokémon GO’s one-year anniversary, we’re excited to reveal that Legendary Pokémon are nearly here! Soon, millions of Trainers around the world will be able to discover, battle, and catch these extremely rare and very powerful Pokémon.

As Trainers around the world go out and explore their neighborhoods in search of Pokémon 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’ll have the opportunity to catch a Legendary Pokémon of their own! While Legendary Pokémon 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.

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.

Trainers everywhere can tune in to watch the action taking place in Grant Park live and join in the conversation using #PokemonGOFest on social media. Follow the official livestream on Twitch or YouTube for the latest news coming out of Pokémon GO Fest including Challenge Window updates, exclusive interviews, and the reveal of the first Legendary Pokémon!

It’s time for Trainers everywhere to start powering up their Pokémon for battle because there are many legendary adventures to come!

Niantic even made a video to celebrate the hype surround Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon GO.

As exciting it may seem, it's best to get onboard the hype bandwagon by installing the game beforehand. We've linked to the iOS and Android versions of the game below so you can jump straight into action without fiddling with the search button and the keyboard on your device.