Niantic has today announced Legendary Pokemon for Pokemon GO release date time frame. Here’s everything you need to know about them.

It’s the one-year anniversary of Pokemon GO, and Niantic and Nintendo are celebrating in a whole host of different ways, one of which is the impending arrival of Legendary Pokemon. The Pokemon GO website today details have been released about when the new creatures will become available, as well as where.

According to the announcement, Legendary Eggs will start to pop up at Gyms around the world, and catching Legendary Pokemon will require the besting of a Legendary Raid Boss first. While the new Legendary Pokemon will allow gamers to take on some of Pokemon GO’s more difficult challenges, Niantic notes that they cannot be left to defend Gyms, something that is worth noting.

If Trainers and their team are able to successfully defeat a Legendary Raid Boss, they’ll have the opportunity to catch a Legendary Pokémon of their own! While Legendary Pokémon will help them take on the toughest Raid Bosses and Gym Battles, they’re not willing to leave their Trainer’s side, so they can’t be left to defend Gyms.

Niantic also notes that the first Legendary Pokemon will appear in Grant Park, as part of Pokemon GO Fest, depending on how trainers fare when trying to catch their own Pokemon during the event. Confused?

On July 22, thousands of Trainers in Grant Park for Pokémon GO Fest and the millions of others around the world will be working together to unlock in-game bonuses for the entire Pokémon GO community. If they manage to catch enough Pokémon during the Pokémon GO Fest Challenge Windows, the first Legendary Pokémon will be revealed in Grant Park. If the Trainers in Chicago succeed in defeating the Legendary Pokémon, that Pokémon will start appearing in Raid Battles around the world, after Pokémon GO Fest.

Anyone wanting to keep up to speed with what is going on at Grant Park can do so via YouTube or Twitch, according to the post, with the #PokemonGOFest tag being used across social media for live updates on the event.

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