Pokemon Go's Legendary Raid Events Are Being Extended

You'll have more time to catch the Legendary Pokemon Cobalion and Lugia when they return to Raid Battles this month.

Pokemon Go's March Community Day has been postponed due to concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, but a few other events are still going on in the Pokemon mobile game. Niantic is bringing back two more Legendary Pokemon--Cobalion and Lugia--for special Raid weekend events over the next couple of weeks, and now you'll have more time to catch them.

Niantic has announced that it is extending the next two Legendary Raid weekends. "We want to make sure Trainers have enough time to challenge these Legendary Pokemon, so both will be available for a longer time in Raids," the developer explained in a blog post.

The Cobalion Raid event will now run from March 17-23, while the Lugia event will run from March 24-31. You'll also have a chance to encounter both Legendary Pokemon as rewards for participating in the Go Battle League's inaugural season, which officially begins on March 13.

Both Cobalion and Lugia have previously appeared in Pokemon Go, but there's a good incentive to try to catch another one if you already have them; this time, each Legendary will know an event-exclusive move. Cobalion will know Sacred Sword, while Lugia will know Aeroblast. You'll also have a chance to encounter Shiny versions of each Legendary.

Those aren't the only Legendary Pokemon returning to the game. Niantic has also brought Registeel and Cresselia back to Raids to help players bolster their Go Battle League teams. The Mythical Pokemon Genesect is also set to make its debut as part of a Special Research story event that kicks off March 20. You'll need to purchase a virtual ticket to gain access to that story event, but you'll also have a chance to encounter Genesect in EX Raids starting in April.

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