KEY POINTS

  • Niantic adds new Legendary Pokemon to "Pokemon Go"
  • Reshiram is first Legendary appearing on May 26
  • Zekrom and Kyurem arrival yet to be announced

Niantic continues to keep "Pokemon Go" players busy during the COVID-19 pandemic through special events. Despite limited mobility, the company has improvised access by handing out Remote Raid Passes for augmented reality players to do battle. With May winding down, it appears Niantic has something special in store for the next couple of days.

According to the Pokemon Go Twitter account, there will be three new Legendary Pokemon appearing in the coming days. The three Legendary Pokemon are Reshiram, Zekrom and Kyurem. The new critters will start appearing in five-star raid battles on "Pokemon Go" soon. Reshiram breaks the ice first on May 26. The Legendary will pop up starting at 4:00 p.m. ET so players may want to get ready with their Remore Raid Passes as early as now. Reshiram will continue to appear at battles until June 16, also at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Aside from raids, Reshiram will also be appearing at Raid Hour events which happen every Wednesday. The Legendary Pokemon will start appearing on May 27 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. local time. Reshiram will appear for the rest of the way (June 3 and June 10). As of this writing, there is no schedule yet for the two other Legendary Pokemon from the Unova Region although they are likely to start appearing once Reshiram's turn is done.

The recent announcement should be something to watch out for gamers who continue to play "Pokemon Go". It comes not long after some AR players raised complaints about not being able to enjoy the Shiny Carvanha offering. In a previous post, most people ended up frustrated and lashed out at the poor spawn rate of the Pokemon. Some spent hours trying to catch Carvanha with only a number successful. Some went as far as to spend on incense to raise their chances but the effort proved futile.

Regardless, the new Legendary Pokemon offering could entice "Pokemon Go" players to play once more. With most holed up at home, the best recourse is to engage in mobile gaming apps and video games. Gamers no longer have to go far to catch some Pokemon or participate in events thanks to the tweaks made by Niantic.

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