the GAME_MASTER file was updated today and it finally contains new Base Capture Rates and Buddy Distances for Legendary Pokemon. You can download the latest decoded GAME_MASTER here.

The whole change log lists more than 400 changes, mostly in regards to item sorting.

The interesting part is as follows (bold shows what was changed in this update):

Pokemon Base Capture Rate Base Flee Rate Buddy Distance Buddy Type
Articuno 0.02 0.04 20 KM Flying
Zapdos 0.02 0.04 20 KM Flying
Moltres 0.02 0.04 20 KM Flying
Mewtwo 0.02 0.1 20 KM Big
Raikou 0.02 0.04 20 KM Big
Entei 0.02 0.04 20 KM Big
Suicune 0.02 0.04 20 KM Big
Lugia 0.02 0.04 20 KM Big
Ho-Oh 0.02 0.04 20 KM Big
Celebi 0.04 20 KM
  • Sam van Dijk

    So we can catch them now, right?

    • Clovis Mello

      No. You cannot catch them now. They still must be unlocked at Go Fest today.

      They will likely only be catchable after raid battles. I imagine their flee rate value is in the code just because they need a flee rate. I don’t believe they’ll be able to be encountered in any way other than a raid battle.

      • Sam van Dijk

        Alright thanks! You know on what time the go Fest is today? I live in timezone Amsterdam Berlin

        • Jared Morgan

          Uhh. Not 100% Sure on this, Sam, but there is a scheduled gym battle from 12:00 to 16:00 (Noon to 4pm) CENTRAL DAYLIGHT Time. That is going to be right about 10am to 2pm Pacific (My time), which adjusts to 7pm to 11pm Your time, I’m i’m correct. in short, Unless you plan on being up all night, You won’t be able to do much until tomorrow morning anyway.

          • Sam van Dijk

            Thank you for this schedule, i started playing again today since 4 weeks so i have to collect rare candy’s etc, just have to figure out how exactly the gyms work now and lets grind this night 😀

        • Robdebobrob

          for phase 1 (global event to catch pokemon to unlock bonusses for later)
          22 july
          18:00 – 18:30
          20:00 – 20:30
          22:00 – 22:30

          Phase 2 (when they are gonna do the legendary raid in Chicacgo)
          23 july
          01:00 – 02:00

          Fase 3 (bonusses from phase 1)
          Kinda unclear? if it starts chicago time 00:00 it will be monday morning 07:00 for the Netherlands (and all other countrys in the same timezome) but that doesnt seem logical. So you will have to keep an eye out for that one.

  • Luke Davies

    So how will Celebi be in the game? Will it be a raid boss or a random spawn?

  • Ben Woodward

    How come Celebi is on this but not Mew

  • Daro.

    Celebi and Mew are mythical pokemon. I think there will be just special events for them. I doubt that they will be obtainable in wild.

  • Sam van Dijk

    Can we catch the legendaries already? And are they raid bosses or just random spawns? Someone answer this question please!

  • Lorddacc

    After a 2061 cp Tyranitar from a raid, fled me two hours ago, I wonder if, with such low catch rates, lower than Tyranitar, I and many others will ever catch a legendary, let alone all of them. Many people will be really mad lol

    • Brian Stevens

      Golden raspberry, curve, ultra ball

      • Lorddacc

        You won’t have ultra balls in raids lol

  • randomman29

    Makes me glad I have a hundred rare candy for Latias.

  • Ghudda

    Yes!!! I’m glad. I have over 700Rare Candy and over like 400Golden Razzberries. Not to mention im team Mystic 😉 I got this