New Pokemon Go Gen 3 Legendary Now Available For A Limited Time
Now's your chance to capture the powerful Water-type Kyogre.
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The Legendary Pokemon Kyogre is now available in Pokemon Go. Players can now encounter the Sea Basin Pokemon at Gyms in Raid Battles, where it can be found for the next several weeks.
As with other Legendaries, you'll need to team up with other players to battle Kyogre; only after defeating the Pokemon will you have a chance to capture it. Kyogre is a powerful Water-type, so players will want to bring Electric- and Grass-type Pokemon such as Jolteon, Zapdos, and Exeggutor to gain the advantage over it.
Pokemon Go developer Niantic had been teasing that Kyogre would be the next Legendary coming to the popular mobile game. The studio released a promotional image featuring the monster for Pokemon Go's recent holiday event, which also introduced 20 more Water- and Ice-type Pokemon originally from Ruby and Sapphire to the game.
Kyogre marks the second Gen 3 Legendary to arrive in Pokemon Go thus far, following its counterpart from Pokemon Ruby, Groudon. Players no longer have a chance to encounter that Legendary, as Groudon stopped appearing in Raid Battles on January 15. Niantic hasn't announced any plans to bring Groudon back to Pokemon Go, though it will likely return to the game at some point in the future.
Players will be able to encounter Kyogre in Pokemon Go until February 14, just over a month after it first began appearing. Similarly, the Legendary Psychic-type Mewtwo will also be available in the game for a while yet; however, unlike other Legendaries, Mewtwo only appears in invite-only EX Raids.
In other Pokemon Go news, Niantic has announced a new monthly real-world event for the game called Community Days. These events have players gather in local parks to meet other Trainers and capture Pokemon. January's Community Day will feature a special Pikachu that can use Surf, just as in the classic Pokemon Yellow version.