Pokemon Go big summer update adds cooperative raids and redesigned gyms

The Legendary raids are believed to be arriving after the Pokemon Go Fest event taking place in the USA.

Legendary Pokemon are all but certain to arrive on Pokemon Go through a series of special raids that players can take part in.

The likes of Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres as well as Mew and Mewtwo could be distributed through these high-level legendary raids following their reveal at the Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago this month .

Rare Pokemon from the Generation 2 update such as Raikou, Entei and Suicune are also expected to appear through these raids.

Millions of gamers are still hooked on Pokemon Go a year after it was first launched – and the arrival of the Legendary Pokemon has been requested for months.




Unfortunately there are few caveats when it comes to the new raids which, according to Eurogamer, are still in development.

Firstly, players will require a Legendary Raid ticket in order to start a raid. That means taking part in potentially hundreds of normal raids in order to acquire the rare ticket to a Legendary Raid.

Once the ticket has been secured, trainers will have to find a gym with a Legendary Raid taking place. These will be indicated by a special Legendary Egg appearing over the top of the gym. But you’ll have to be quick to get their in time.

Lastly, it appears that you won’t be able to leave a Legendary Pokemon behind to guard a gym as it could affect the balance of the game. But if you’re able to capture one or two of them they will vastly improve your attacking strength.



It remains to be seen how Niantic Labs will reveal these hotly-anticipated monsters. Most players believe they will be released as part of a “Mystery Challenge” taking place at the Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago’s Green Park on July 22nd.

Either way, if you’ve stopped playing Pokemon Go recently this could be the perfect time to get back into it.

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