Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza and new Dragon and Flying types available from February 9th 2018

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Trainers, this is not a drill! Niantic has just announced that new Pokémon from the Hoenn region, including a new Legendary Raid Boss Rayquaza, will start appearing in Pokémon GO from tomorrow, Feb 9th!

TLDR version

  • Rayquaza available from February 9th to March 16th
  • From today to February 13 all wild spawns will be Generation III spawns
  • A special sale will be available until February 23, featuring Raid Passes, Incubators and Star Piece
  • Lure Modules last for six hours until February 23
  • Use our Rayquaza raid guide

Best Pokémon from this wave:

The official press release

SAN FRANCISCO – February 8, 2018 – Niantic, Inc. and The Pokémon Company International have released Pokémon GO’s newest Legendary Pokémon: the Hoenn region’s Rayquaza, which originally appeared in Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire. Beginning February 9 and until March 16, Trainers will be able to discover and catch the Sky High Pokémon in Raid Battles around the world, ushering the departure of the Legendary Water-type Pokémon, Kyogre, from Raid Battles on February 14. The Pokémon brand is celebrating the year of Legendary Pokémon in 2018 and the introduction of Rayquaza to Pokémon GO is a new addition to the many ways fans can engage with these powerful Pokémon.

Rayquaza will be joined by several Dragon- and Flying-type Pokémon originally from the Hoenn region, that will also be making their first appearance in Pokémon GO starting Friday. In celebration of over 100 Hoenn region Pokémon being available in the game, every Pokémon encountered in the wild from now until February 13 will be one originally discovered in the Hoenn region.

To help Trainers fill out their growing Pokédex, new special boxes containing Raid Passes, Incubators, and Star Pieces will be available in the in-game store until February 23. Lure Modules will also remain activated for an extended time period of six hours until February 23.

To learn more about the Pokémon GO and the arrival of the additional Pokémon, please visit the official Pokémon GO blog at: PokemonGOLive.com

Trainers can also stay up to date on Pokémon GO announcements by following the game on Twitter or liking on Facebook.

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