Pokemon Go's Ho-Oh Available Now Worldwide

Ho-Oh Oh, Merrrrry Christmas.


Pokemon Go fans have been able to catch Lugia, one of the Legendary Pokemon from Gold and Silver, since July. However the other Legendary Bird Pokemon, Ho-Oh, has so far been unavailable in-game. Luckily, following the recent Global Catch Challenge, developer Niantic has unlocked the rainbow-colored creature in Raid Battles worldwide.

"As a result of all your hard work, Ho-Oh is now appearing in Raid Battles at Gyms around the world until December 12, 2017," the company said. The Global Catch Challenge ended just recently, and unlocked Farfetch'd around the world (as well as Kangaskhan in east Asia). Since players reached the end goal of collectively catching 3 billion Pokemon, they also earned 6-hour lures and double XP.

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Developer Niantic continues to support Pokemon Go, though it does have at least one more project in the pipeline. The company confirmed last week that it's making a new title called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. The developer did say, however, that making that game would not mean it would stop supporting Pokemon Go.

In addition to the new event, Pokemon Go also has new Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon cosmetic items available now. Those 3DS games launched just recently, and we awarded them an 8/10 in our Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon review. For lots more on the new games, check out this breakdown of the key differences between Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

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