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Pokemon GO: When Can We Get Legendary Pokemon?

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Getting our favorite Pokemon isn?t enough, as to become the best there is in Pokemon training, one must have a Legendary Pokemon. With Pokemon GO launching recently, one question remains; how, where and when can we get the Legendaries from the first generation of Pokemon?

There are a total of five Pokemon we can get from Niantic?s augmented reality game: the Legendary bird trio Zapdos, Moltres and Articuno; the Mew Duo, Mew and MewTwo. Based on the first trailers of Pokemon GO, these powerful Pokemon might be acquired through events that can be participated in by anyone. If this is the case, all we have to do now is wait for the events themselves.

If Niantic will follow suit from the event pattern of other Pokemon titles, we may have a chance to catch a Legendary monthly. In commemoration of the series? 20th anniversary, the Pokemon Company is giving out a Legendary every month for the 3DS titles.

If Niantic will choose a different path, it may release Legendary events seldomly to stay true to the franchise by letting Legendaries be a rare sight. Another possibility is that Niantic may release the first set of Legendaries when Pokemon Sun and Moon launches on Nov. 28.

The Legendary Bird Trio; Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres, available in Pokemon GO.

The Legendary Bird Trio; Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres, available in Pokemon GO.

What we can expect though is that Niantic won?t let Legendary Pokemon be exclusive to certain areas since it?ll be unfair to those who don?t have the capacity to travel in far-off places.

A recent discovery though reveals that a player might not be able to just get any of the Legendary bird trio. It?s possible that instead of being allowed to choose which of the three Legendary birds they want, players will only be given one of the Pokemon depending on their team. Red is for Moltres, Blue is for Articuno and Yellow for Zapdos. It?s likely that these Legendary birds may be awarded to top players in a team after a set period of time.

Niantic is keeping quiet on how Legendary Pokemon will work in the recently released augmented reality game, but we are very excited in getting our hands on them very soon. The game has microtransactions, and we?re hoping that Niantic won?t go as far as asking player to spend some extra cash for Mew or MewTwo.

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Zapdos, Moltress, Articuno, and the Mew duo have all been recently spotted via data mining. Other in-game items were revealed as well.

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