Niantic Announces Legendary Pokémon are Coming to Pokémon Go This Year

Niantic Announces Legendary Pokémon are Coming to Pokémon Go This Year

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Legendary Pokemon

Generation 2 Pokemon have finally appeared in the game but Legendary Pokemon are still missing. For those of you looking forward to catching MewTwo (like we were promised in the original trailer for the game) get ready for some legendaries.

In an interview with the German edition of Wired, John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, explained that making legendary Pokémon should be arriving by the end of this year.

“I can say with certainty that we will see it more this year,” Hanke said when asked about when legendary Pokémon were on their way.

Hanke also talked about other updates coming to the game:

“There are a couple of areas that need to be improved — one of them being playing together and gym battles. We released those in an incomplete state. We knew from Ingress that cooperation and planning can be a lot of fun. When people have a common goal, then that’s a strong incentive to meet up with friends or even with people you don’t know.”

“The gameplay in gym battles is very limited. They just don’t work as well as we wish they would. We will overhaul this aspect of the game to ensure more teamwork and to give people a bigger incentive to receive the rewards from gym battles”

According to The Bit Bag:

“Fans are expecting the Legendary Pokemon to be part of global events which were also mentioned by Hanke in another interview. The Pokemon GO update featuring the Legendaries from gen 1 and gen 2 is something we should all look forward to. We might be seeing Mew, MewTwo, Moltres, Zapdos, Articuno, Entei, Suicune, Raikou, Ho-oh, Lugia, and Celebi soon.”

In edition to Legendary Pokemon, Hanke also confirmed that wearable A.R. technology will eventually be implemented in the game at the World Mobile Conference in Barcelona:

““We’re going to take advantage of the wearables that exist today while we wait and work with partners to bring to market A.R. glasses and other forms of advanced A.R. technology.”

  • Kaylesha Blackheart

    If I have to go to Miami or worse for this, forget it.
    I’d rather hunt all 28 shapes of Unown!

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