After a year of anticipation, Niantic is officially rolling out the much-requested Legendary PokÃ©mon on PokÃ©mon GO. Starting 22 July, PokÃ©mon trainers will finally lay hands on Legendary birds from the first two generations.
PokÃ©mon GO fanatics are in for a wonderful treat from Niantic this summer as Zapdos, Articuno, Lugia, Moltres, and Ho-Oh have been confirmed arriving on Saturday. The San Francisco, California-based developer unveiled Friday SGT the official trailer for Legendary PokÃ©mon showing massive and exciting gym battles against these phenomenal creatures.
Niantic said in a statement that the revelation of Legendary PokÃ©mon is part of the ongoing festivities of PokÃ©mon GO's first year anniversary. "Soon, millions of Trainers around the world will be able to discover, battle, and catch these extremely rare and very powerful PokÃ©mon," reveals Niantic.
Unique Legendary Eggs will show up at gyms intermittently. A team of trainers who will successfully take down a Legendary Raid Boss will be given a shot at catching their own Legendary PokÃ©mon. A Legendary PokÃ©mon does not want to leave its trainer, and as a result, the trainer will have someone else to help protect the gym in future battles as well as defeat Raid Bosses.
Niantic notes that in-game bonuses will be up for grabs at the PokÃ©mon GO Fest in Grant Park, Chicago on Saturday. Chicago will be the jump-off point of the global event. Once trainers in the city will be able to amass enough PokÃ©mon (the requisite number will be revealed on Saturday) during the PokÃ©mon GO Fest Challenge Windows, the first Legendary PokÃ©mon will start to appear at the park. Once it gets defeated, that Legendary PokÃ©mon are set to show up in raid battles for the rest of the world.
Non-Chicago residents can watch the official live stream in Grant Park on PokÃ©mon GO's YouTube and Twitch accounts. Trainers can also use the tag #PokemonGOFest on social media to join the global conversation.
Watch the official trailer below: