we have observed some very confused (and some straight up offensive) comments on the choice of the cover image on our last article: Niantic (Japan) confirms a huge Pokémon GO Event in Summer of 2017!

As GO Hub is read by tens (and hundreds) of thousands of trainers every day, we understand that confusion sometimes mandated by that volume. It’s time to clear up that confusion.

A number of reports accused us of “click bait” content due to our choice of the cover image, which depicts a fan made Mew Two event. The fact of the matter is simple: we strongly believe that the event in question is a Legendary Pokémon event using the new raid infrastructure.

A number of you may be wondering why do we so firmly believe that this huge event has anything to do with raids and Legendary Pokémon. Here’s the timeline of events that lead us to believe that:

Moreover, after talking to a number of app and game developers, it’s a well established belief that Niantic will do the following in the next few months:

  • release the “cooperative social gameplay features” (raids) during Spring
  • test the scale and performance of the features until Q3 starts in June
  • use those features to introduce world wide legendary raids, with legendary Pokémon migrating across the world

These devs, with whom we regularly talk  and discuss data mining, are well established professionals, with years (some even decades) of experience in the game industry, who know and understand the technical difficulties of launching a worldwide scale event.

With that being said, we hope this post clarifies any leftover confusion.

  • Aaron Wuyts

    I am only offended that my Lord Zapdos is not shown as legendary on the coverpicture. Carry on with the good work though!

    • Joel Jensen


      • yong. zheng

        where is my moltres u.u

    • Joel Jensen

      articuno is better

  • Opachii

    The Pokemon Community is probably the hardest community I have written for. A lot of them like to assume they know everything already so if it’s something they don’t know, it’s “click bait”. Even though click bait is a misleading article tied to a title. Ex: Mewtwo Found In The Game. And the Article goes about stating stating the Easter Event and the author of the article things Mewtwo might be released during the event. The title should be something like “Easter Event Confirmed, Possibly Legendairys?” The author should then explain why they feel Mewtwo would be released. To most of the fans… anything that it posted is click bait. ~Opachii

  • Bryce Roberts

    I dont see why people think it will be Mewtwo first. The birds make much more since to the team meta that they are fostering with raids. Hopefully they will allow for team realignment if the birds are bound to teams.

  • TainTwitLove TaintwitLove

    You are doing a great job. Congratulations!

  • Nick

    It’s articles like this that keep me coming back to this page. Thanks for the clarity!