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Pokemon GO Update: Legendary Pokemon Release Could Happen in 2018

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Pokemon GO fans were treated to some great holiday updates that made playing the game more enjoyable. While the holiday update certainly made people want to play the game more, fans are still waiting for bigger updates to the game. One particular Pokemon GO update which many have been waiting for is the addition of the Legendary Pokemon to the game.

Niantic Labs had a lot of exciting gimmicks for the end of the year but many die-hard Pokemon GO fans are still disappointed. A lot of them were expecting that the legendary bird Pokemon Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres would make an appearance on Christmas. ?

Legendary Pokemon Update Not Coming Soon

While giving away Incubators and extending the effect of Lures was great, it was not the major update many were looking forward to. If the recent Pokemon GO rumors are true though the wait could even be a lot longer.

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According to, the Legendary Pokemon update may not be arriving to Pokemon GO until next Spring. This means that Pokemon GO fans may not see Zapdos, Articuno and Moltres until 2018.

This is certainly going to disappoint a lot of gamers as many have been waiting for the Legendary Pokemon since the game started. It may be logical for Niantic Labs to launch the legendary birds in a special update soon so that fans will still have something to look forward to.

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Spring 2018 Release Likely?

The same report likewise mentions that a Spring launch for Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres would be consistent with the characters. This is because the legendaries are bird Pokemon so they would be more likely to appear during Spring time.

All of this is still unconfirmed though so Pokemon GO fans should make sure to watch out for more updates from Niantic Labs.

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Be sure to check back here soon to find out more news and updates on Pokemon GO as well as on the other trending stories in the world of gaming.


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