Pokemon Go: Rayquaza Coming Back Next Weekend For New Raid Event

The Sky High Pokemon returns.

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Now Playing: Pokemon Go Brings Back Rayquaza For A Limited Time - GS News Update

Niantic is bringing back a popular Legendary Pokemon for a special Pokemon Go event next weekend. Starting March 15, Rayquaza will return to the game for a limited time, giving players their first opportunity to capture it in nearly a year.

The special Raid Weekend event kicks off at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET and runs until the same time on Monday, March 18. Throughout the weekend, the Sky High Pokemon will appear in Raid Battles. As usual, you'll first need to team up with other players and defeat the Legendary before you can attempt to catch it.

Rayquaza isn't the only Gen 3 Legendary to make an encore appearance in Pokemon Go recently. Latias also returned for a special Raid event at the end of February, and Niantic has teased that its twin, Latios, will likewise be the subject of its own Raid event in the future.

The latest Legendary Pokemon to appear in Go is Dialga, the cover mascot of Pokemon Diamond. It will appear in Raid Battles until March 28. Additionally, Niantic has introduced two new Shiny Pokemon--Mankey and Machop--as part of the Battle Showdown event, which will run until March 12.

This month's Pokemon Go Community Day takes place on Saturday, March 23. The featured Pokemon will be Treecko, one of the three starters from Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. You'll also be able to hatch Eggs at a quarter of their usual distance during the event.

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