Weekly Legendary Raid Hour Events Returning To Pokémon Go This June

Developer Niantic announces the return of Pokémon Go's Legendary Raid Hour Events.
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2016-07-06
Pokemon GO Cresselia
Until June 18, Pokemon GO player will have the chance to catch the legendary Psychic-type Cresselia. Niantic

Pokémon Go developer Niantic has been experimenting with its Legendary Raids for a while now, but fans are excited to know that there will be a Legendary Raid Hour event every week this June. The first Legendary Raid Hour Event will be on June 5 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time. 

Pokémon Go's Legendary Raid Hour Events have been very popular and highly-successful gaming activity in Pokémon Go. The premise was that on a regular, scheduled basis, the game will increase the chances of a Legendary Raid occuring for one hour. In that hour, players will have better chances at finding Legendary Raids, which means better chances at acquiring ever-elusive legendary Pokémon.

In a recent announcement, Niantic also mentioned that it will be bringing back three legendary Pokémon to the game over the course of June and July. For now, the legendary Psychic-type Pokémon Cresselia is available until June 18. From June 18 to June 27, players will be able to find Kyogre, the legendary Water-type Pokémon. Afterwards, from June 27 to July 10, players will have the chance to catch Kyogre's Ground-type counterpart, Groudon. Thanks to the scheduled Legendary Raid Hour Events in June, player will be able to enjoy increased chances to find Cresselia and Kyogre, and depending on whether or not the raid hours will carry over to July, possibly Groudon, too.

Back in March, developer Niantic started experimenting with the Legendary Raid Hour Events, starting with Legendary Lunch Hour. With hour-long legendary raid events being held at different times of the day, there's no guarantee whether or not 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. will be when Legenadry Raid Hour events will occur indefinitely. However, the good news is that the Legendary Raid Hour events are back this June, giving players better chances to score Legendary Pokémon, and even some Shiny Legendary Pokémon, too.

What do you think about the upcoming Legendary Raid Hour events in Pokémon Go? Will you be more likely to participate if the scheduled raid hour are later or earlier, instead of from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

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