Pokemon Go: Last Chance To Get Shiny Groudon
Another Gen 3 Legendary has returned.
Update: Time is running out to catch Groudon in Pokemon Go if you haven't already. The Legendary Pokemon is leaving Raid Battles tomorrow, July 10, when it will be replaced by Armored Mewtwo. That makes this your last opportunity to battle it in Gyms and possibly encounter its Shiny form. If you miss your chance, however, you will still be able to come across Groudon through July's Field Research tasks. The original story follows.
The Gen 3 Legendary Kyogre has officially left Raid Battles in Pokemon Go, but another Legendary has taken its place in the hit Pokemon mobile game. For a limited time, Groudon, the cover monster from Pokemon Ruby, will make an encore appearance in five-star Raids. Not only that, but you'll also have a chance of encountering its Shiny form.
Groudon will be available again until July 10, giving you nearly two weeks to capture it. As usual, you'll first need to team up with other players in-person at a Gym where a Groudon Raid is taking place and battle the Legendary before you can earn a chance to catch it. Groudon is a pure Ground-type, so your best bet is to bring along Grass and Water Pokemon such as Breloom, Milotic, and the aforementioned Kyogre.
Even if you miss your chance to battle Groudon, you'll still be able catch it through other means. Groudon and Kyogre are among the Legendary Pokemon you can encounter when you achieve a Research Breakthrough in July's Field Research tasks. You'll also have a chance to find a Spinda with a new spot pattern. You can read more details on the official Pokemon Go website.
Groudon wasn't the only Legendary Pokemon making an encore appearance recently. On Saturday, June 29, Niantic held a special Raikou Raid Day. The Legendary dog returned to Raid Battles from 4-7 PM local time, and players had a chance of encountering its Shiny form. On top of that, Niantic gave out up to five free Raid Passes during the event hours. While the Raikou Raid event may now be over, Speed Forme Deoxys is available in EX Raids.
Pokemon Go's next Community Day is set for Sunday, July 21. This time, the event will run from 4-7 PM local time, and the featured Pokemon will be Mudkip, the Water starter from Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. You'll also be able to earn three times the normal amount of XP for each Pokemon you catch during the event.
The Pokemon Company has a brand-new mobile game called Pokemon Masters on the way this year. The game is launching for iOS and Android devices this summer and is set in Pasio, an island region where the most famous trainers from throughout the series have gathered to take part in the Pokemon Masters League Tournament. You'll be able to recruit these trainers to your teams and battle alongside them in three-on-three matches. You can read more Pokemon Masters gameplay details here.
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