Pokémon GO to Feature Legendary Pokémon in GO Fest 2021 Raid Day

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Good news for Pokémon GO trainers around the world as Legendary Pokémon discovered so far will appear in five-star raids during GO Fest 2021. Strange as the situation may be, this is the chance to show off your skills.

The opportunity to go after those Legendary Pokémon is on July 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., local time.

Throughout the event, certain Pokémon will appear during one of these themed hours:

  • Wind Hour
    • Time:
      • 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., local time
      • 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., local time
    • Pokémon appearing in five-star raids:
      • Mewtwo
      • Ho-Oh
      • Latias
      • Latios
      • Regigigas
      • Altered Forme Giratina
      • Cresselia
      • Virizion
      • Therian Forme Tornadus
  • ​Lava Hour
    • Time:
      • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., local time
      • 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., local time
    • Pokémon appearing in five-star raids:
      • Moltres
      • Entei
      • Regirock
      • Groudon
      • Heatran
      • Reshiram
      • Terrakion
      • Therian Forme Landorus
      • Yveltal
  • Frost Hour
    • Time:
      • 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., local time
      • 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., local time
    • Pokémon appearing in five-star raids:
      • Articuno
      • Suicune
      • Lugia
      • Regice
      • Kyogre
      • Palkia
      • Kyurem
    • These Pokémon are also appearing in five-star raids in the regions that they normally appear in:
      • Uxie
      • Mesprit
      • Azelf
  • ​Thunder Hour
    • Time:
      • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., local time
      • 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., local time
    • Pokémon appearing in five-star raids:
      • Zapdos
      • Raikou
      • Registeel
      • Rayquaza
      • Dialga
      • Cobalion
      • Therian Forme Thundurus
      • Zekrom
      • Xerneas

By the way for those wondering, there won’t be any Mythical Pokémon appearing in five-star raids.

Training Achievements

It was back in 2017 when Raid Battles were introduced to the game. Since then, a lot of trainers worldwide have worked together to beat and catch those powerful Pokémon. Then in 2020, the game introduced Remote Raid Passes which allowed trainers to invite friends to go on raids no matter where they are in the world.

In celebration of the game’s fifth anniversary, a new update brings changes to Raid Battles. One of these is known as Trainer Achievements, designed for trainers of all levels to finish certain actions while on a raid to get a reward.

Be a team.
Be a team. Niantic

Some of the objectives that can let trainers earn a Trainer Achievement after a raid include:

  • Delivering the final attack.
  • Dealing the most damage overall.
  • Keeping a single Pokémon in battle for the longest time of all participants.
  • Using the tallest Pokémon among all participants in battle.
  • Joining the raid from furthest distance.
  • Using a Mega-Evolved Pokémon during the battle.
  • Changing your avatar’s clothing or pose.
  • Using the most Charged Attacks of all participants.

What do you think about this new addition to the game?

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