Apex Shadow Lugia and Apex Shadow Ho-Oh Revealed!

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Apex Lugia and Apex Ho-Oh have been announced as new additions to Pokémon GO, alongside + and ++ versions of Sacred Fire and Aeroblast, exclusively available on purified versions of the new Apex Shadow Pokémon.

Ticket holders who complete Pokémon GO Tour: Johto’s Special Research will unlock a new Masterwork Research line, which is designed to be completed over a long period of time.

By progressing through this Masterwork Research, Trainers can encounter both of these Legendary Shadow Pokémon.  That’s right, you’ll be able to obtain both Apex Shadow Ho-Oh and Apex Shadow Lugia regardless of which version of the Johto tour you choose.

Apex Shadow Ho-Oh and Apex Shadow Lugia give off an aura that has never been seen before. Moreover, when purified, that aura seems to change.

Apex Shadow Ho-Oh

Ho-Oh

Apex Shadow Ho-Oh will know Sacred Fire+, a stronger version of Sacred Fire.
However, when purified Apex Shadow Ho-Oh will learn Sacred Fire++, a stronger version of Sacred Fire+

Sacred Fire +

Apex Shadow Ho-Oh knows Sacred Fire+, a stronger version of Sacred Fire.

  • Trainer Battles: 130 power
  • Gyms and raids: 135 power

Sacred Fire ++

When Apex Shadow Ho-Oh is purified, Sacred Fire+ will change to Sacred Fire++.

  • Trainer Battles: 130 power
  • Gyms and raids: 155 power

Apex Shadow Lugia

Lugia

Apex Shadow Lugia will know Aeroblast+, a stronger version of Aeroblast.
However, when purified Apex Shadow Lugia will learn Aeroblast++, a stronger version of Aeroblast+

Aeroblast+

Apex Shadow Lugia knows Aeroblast+, which is a stronger version of Aeroblast.

  • Trainer Battles: 170 power
  • Gyms and raids: 200 power

Aeroblast++

When Apex Shadow Lugia is purified, Aeroblast+ will change to Aeroblast++.

  • Trainer Battles: 170 power
  • Gyms and raids: 225 power

Backstory

The past few weeks Team Go Rocket grunts have been attempting to distract us from something, and recently they have been talking about Arlo being up to something.

Even Arlo himself has mentioned a few things about becoming more powerful.  Well, now we know what he’s been up to. By using the stolen power that was locked away behind the mysterious door, Arlo has created the powerful Apex Shadow Lugia and Apex Shadow Ho-Oh!

Johto Tour Differences

Still on the fence about whether or not to purchase the Johto tour ticket? If Apex Shadow Ho-Oh and Apex Shadow Lugia aren’t enough, you can get all of the information you need about the event from our announcement and we have a handy compact guide that explains the differences.

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