Pokemon Go Latias Raid Event Now Live, Extended To March 1

The Gen 3 Legendary returns for a limited time.


Update: Pokemon Go's special Latias Raid event is now live, and it's going to last a little longer than initially planned. The Eon Pokemon was originally scheduled to appear in Raid Battles from February 22-25, but developer Niantic has announced that the Legendary will now be available until March 1, giving players a full week to capture it. The original story follows.

Pokemon Go players have a chance to catch a couple of rare Pokemon this weekend. In addition to the Clamperl Limited Research event scheduled to take place on Saturday, Niantic has also announced a special Raid Weekend, which will give trainers another opportunity to capture the Gen 3 Legendary Latias.

From February 22-25, the Eon Pokemon will make an encore appearance in Raid Battles around the world. Moreover, Niantic says you'll have a chance of coming across a Shiny Latias--if you're lucky--during this special Raid Weekend event.

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Latias first appeared in Pokemon Go last May alongside its twin, Latios. Niantic says the blue Eon Pokemon will also return for a special Raid Weekend "at a later date," although it hasn't yet specified when. You can read more details about this weekend's event on the official Pokemon Go website.

The aforementioned Limited Research event takes place on February 23. Much like a Community Day, it will only run for three hours, during which time players will be able to receive special Field Research tasks from PokeStops. These will culminate in an encounter with the never-before-available Pokemon Clamperl, which can evolve into either Huntail or Gorebyss.

On top of that, Niantic is holding a special Meltan event in Go. Until March 4, players will have a chance of encountering a Shiny Meltan when opening the Mystery Box. The Gen 4 Legendary Palkia can also still be found in Raid Battles until February 28.

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