Pokemon Go Luminous Legends Event Adds Xerneas, More Gen 6 Pokemon

Pokemon X's cover monster will soon make its debut in Go alongside a few other Gen 6 Pokemon.


Pokemon Go is introducing a few new Gen 6 Pokemon as part of its upcoming Luminous Legends X event. The event runs from May 4-17 and adds a few Dragon and Fairy types from Pokemon X and Y to the game, as well as the Legendary Pokemon Xerneas (while its counterpart, Yveltal, will arrive in a later event).

Xerneas will be featured in five-star Raids throughout the Luminous Legends X event, making this your first opportunity to catch it in Pokemon Go. On top of that, the Gen 6 monsters Spritzee, Swirlix, and Goomy will be available for the first time. These Pokemon will appear in the wild alongside other Dragon and Fairy types such as Dratini, Ralts, Bagon, and Cottonee.

In addition to the new Pokemon, the Luminous Legends X event introduces a new item to the game: the Rainy Lure Module. Like other Lures, this can be set in a PokeStop to attract certain types of Pokemon, but it has a secondary function as well. When you're near an active Rainy Lure Module, you can evolve Sliggoo (Goomy's evolved form) into Goodra. You can also evolve the Pokemon when the weather in the game is raining.

Beyond that, there will be new event-exclusive Field Research tasks, which will lead to encounters with Psychic, Dragon, and Fairy Pokemon like Galarian Ponyta and Gible. Galarian Ponyta and Alolan Exeggutor will also be featured in Raids, while Dragonite and Salamence will be able to learn new attacks via Charged TMs.

Niantic is also holding a collective challenge. If players can collectively catch 500 million Fairy-type Pokemon from May 4-11, then a variety of bonuses will be available during the second part of the event. These include the debut of Pancham and Shiny Galarian Ponyta, as well as a triple XP bonus each time you catch a Pokemon. You can read more details about the event on the official Pokemon Go blog.

Yveltal Is Debuting Soon In Pokemon Go

Shortly after the Luminous Legends X event ends, Niantic will be holding a Luminous Legends Y event. As part of that event, the Legendary Pokemon Yveltal will make its debut in Pokemon Go, presumably as a five-star Raid boss. Yveltal is known as the Destruction Pokemon, and it served as the cover monster for Pokemon Y. Niantic hasn't shared many other details about the Luminous Legends Y event yet beyond that, but it did confirm that Pancham will also hatch from Strange Eggs. Further information will be announced at a later date.

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