Pokemon GO is celebrating its first anniversary. Yes, it’s only been a year since Pokemon GO debuted, took the world by storm, and largely fell by the wayside. However, the game is still going strong, and it still is adding new stuff to the game. In fact, there’s a big addition coming to Pokemon GO, and it involves the Legendary Pokemon.
Legendary Pokemon are going to be added to Pokemon GO for the first time, at least if players catch enough Pokemon during the first ever Pokemon GO Fest. The fest is taking place at Grant Park in Chicago on July 22, and to mark that occasion players are being given the opportunity to earn the unveiling of Legendary Pokemon in the game. During the event, trainers around the world need to work together to catch Pokemon. If enough Pokemon are caught, the first Legendary Pokemon will be unveiled. (Based on the video below, it’s safe to assume that Lugia will be one of them.)
After that, festivalgoers will partake in a Raid Battle where they must work together to defeat this Legendary Pokemon. If they succeed, the Pokemon will start appearing in gyms starting on July 23. This is an interesting way to introduce the Legendary Pokemon into the game, because it engages players and makes them work for it. Although, obviously, there is no threat of things not working out. The people behind the game will make sure that everybody playing the game are successful. The Legendary Pokemon will be in the game soon.