Trainers,

Niantic has sent out a new Pokémon GO Newsletter last night, recapping the current and past events: Pokémon GO Park, release of Legendary Pokémon and the Chester Pokémon GO event.

Curiously, this paragraph was included for Legendary Pokémon (we highlighted the interesting part):

“Lugia, Articuno, Moltres, and Zapdos have been spotted in Pokémon GO! Have you battled one of these Legendary Pokémon yet? From August 7–14, Zapdos, the Legendary Pokémon that represents Team Instinct, will appear at Raid Battles in the real world. Team up with your fellow Trainers and line up your Pokémon carefully when battling these extremely powerful and rare Legendary Pokémon. Good luck, Trainer. Be prepared for more legendary adventures!

Just to clarify: this newsletter was sent out on August 10 2017, a couple of days after Zapdos was released. We are not sure what the wording implies.

Maybe they are stating this purely in a “Continue to catch them!” kind of way, but could also hint at the fact that more legendary raids are coming.

For those interested in more details about the events mentioned in the newsletter, you can read our coverage of both:


Full credits for this news goes to Alex Daisuke, an awesome GO Hub reader that e-mailed us and brought this to our attention.