The first Pokémon Go Legendary Pokémon are going live this weekend if players work together to unlock them. This is how to find Legendary Pokémon and how to catch Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Go.
As part of the Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago and around the world, gamers can catch Pokémon in the augmented game Pokémon Go to unlock Legendary Pokémon that will appear as part of massive raids that will challenge players to band together to win Legendary Pokémon like Mewtwo, Mew, Celebi, Ho-Oh, Lugia, Articuno, Moltres and Zapdos.
This starts on July 22nd and the first Legendary Pokémon will appear on July 23rd if players catch enough normal Pokemon on Saturday at the Pokémon Go Fest and while playing around the world. Even though you may be tempted, it’s a bad idea to fake your Pokémon Go location to be part of the festival in Chicago or to find Legendary Pokémon since the new punishment is worse than a ban.
In order to unlock the Legendary Pokémon, players at Pokémon Go Fest need to defeat the Pokémon that show up at that event. If that doesn’t happen, you will not be able to catch any on your own. The good news is that this is likely a very achievable feat. Once this happens you can proceed with these directions. If you run into problems, here’s how to fix common Pokémon Go problems.
How to Catch Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Go
Once the Legendary Pokémon are unlocked, you need to go in search of Legendary Eggs at Pokémon Go Gyms. Starting on July 23rd you should plan to go to different gyms near you to see if you can find a Legendary Egg.
Once you find a special Pokémon Go egg, you will unlock a Legendary Raid Boss. You will need a team of Trainers to go head to head with this special Legendary Pokémon. You will need to band together with other players to have a chance at seeing them and at beating them, so look for others to help you. Once discovered it may take at least 50 hours to hatch a Legendary Boss, so you will have time to find others to help you.
Beat the Legendary Pokémon Go Boss in this special raid as a team, and then you will be able to catch your own Legendary Pokémon to keep. You can use our Pokémon Go tips and tricks to prepare and get an edge on these special Legendary Boss Raids.
Where to Find Pokémon Go Legendary Pokémon
The very first Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Go will appear n Grant Park as part of Pokémon Go Fest. If you are able to make it there on July 22nd, you can catch your own. That’s not the only place you will be able to find one though. If the Trainers here defeat it, you will see Legendary Pokémon all over the world in Pokémon Go. You can watch the live stream of the Grant Park Legendary Pokémon Battle on Twitch and YouTube.
There is no listing of Legendary Pokémon Go Raid locations yet. It would make sense to see more of them in bigger cities, but we also expect to find them across the U.S. and the world in cities of all sizes.
Be sure to check on Twitter and Facebook for local sightings and to stay tuned to The Silph Road for more details on where to find Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Go.