Virizion has arrived in Pokemon Go, however that is not the one Legendary Pokemon you’ll be able to encounter proper now in Niantic’s hit cellular recreation. The Gen 2 mascots Ho-Oh and Lugia have each returned for a particular Raid weekend occasion, supplying you with one other likelihood to seize the fan-favorite Legendaries.
Until 1 PM PT / Four PM ET on Monday, December 23, gamers world wide will be capable to encounter Ho-Oh and Lugia in five-star Raids. Each Legendary is part-Flying, so Rock and Electric Pokemon will show to be efficient no matter which one you face. Water Pokemon may even be useful in opposition to Ho-Oh, whereas Dark and Ghost sorts have a bonus over Lugia.
During the Raid weekend, you will additionally nonetheless be capable to encounter Virizion, Pokemon Go’s latest Legendary, in five-star Raids. Virizion is the third member of the Swords of Justice trio from Pokemon Black and White and is a twin Grass/Fighting Pokemon, so you will need to convey alongside Flying, Fire, Psychic, Ice, Poison, or Fairy Pokemon when difficult it. Both Ho-Oh and Lugia shall be particularly efficient in opposition to it in the event you can seize one in all them earlier than they depart Raids once more.
Shortly after the Raid weekend ends, Niantic will kick off Pokemon Go’s annual holiday celebration. This yr’s occasion runs from December 24 to January 1. During that point, you can encounter vacation variations of Pichu, Pikachu, Raichu, and Stantler, in addition to two new Gen 5 Ice Pokemon: Cubchoo and Cryogonal. You’ll even have your first likelihood to catch a Shiny model of Snover.
In different Pokemon Go information, Niantic not too long ago rolled out a new Buddy Adventure feature, which supplies you new methods to work together together with your Buddy Pokemon. Once you’ve got fed your Buddy sufficient berries, it can comply with you round on the sport’s world map. You can even elevate your friendship degree together with your Buddy Pokemon the extra you work together with it, which in flip will unlock different bonuses.
Niantic has additionally introduced the date of Pokemon Go’s January 2020 Community Day. The occasion takes place on Sunday, January 19, and runs from 11 AM-2 PM native time within the Northern Hemisphere and from Three PM-6 PM native time within the Southern Hemisphere. However, the featured Pokemon for subsequent month’s occasion has not been revealed but.
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