Pokemon Go's Fan-Favorite Legendary Lugia Available Again For A Limited Time

Lugia is back, but not for long.


One of the first Legendary Pokemon to arrive in Pokemon Go is having a second run in the popular mobile game. Beginning March 16, Pokemon Go players will have another opportunity to capture the Gold and Silver Legendary, Lugia, for a limited time.

As before, players will encounter Lugia as a Raid Battle boss at Gyms. This time around, however, Pokemon Go developer Niantic says the Legendary Pokemon will know the "newly improved" Flying move Sky Attack, although Niantic didn't elaborate as to how the attack has been improved.

In order to capture Lugia, players will first have to team up with other trainers at a Gym to battle the powerful Pokemon. Only once Lugia has been defeated will each participant have a chance to catch it. Fortunately, The Pokemon Company has teased that Lugia will be easier to capture than it previously was if players are able to successfully take it down.

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Lugia arrived on the same day that another Legendary, Rayquaza, leaves the game. March 16 also marked the day the rewards for Pokemon Go's Legendary Week expired. As a result of that event, Pokemon that prefer windy weather--such as Salamence's first form, Bagon--had been more likely to hatch from Eggs. Players would also receive double XP as an additional bonus.

Lugia will be available in Pokemon Go until April 2. Shortly after it arrives, Niantic will host the third Community Day event. That takes place on March 25 and runs for three hours, beginning at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET and ending at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET. The featured Pokemon during this month's Community Day will be the classic starter Bulbasaur, and players who manage to evolve it into Venusaur during the event can learn the powerful Grass-type attack Frenzy Plant.

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