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Pokemon GO Fest had all sorts of problems today. In the end though, Niantic is delivering on what many had been interested in from the event: Legendary Pokemon.

All Pokemon GO players who showed up in Chicago for today’s events will be able to receive Lugia in their accounts today. Other players around the world will begin to see Lugia show up in Raid Battles within the next 48 hours.

Niantic also said that Articuno will be the next Pokemon distributed following Lugia.


Remember when Pokemon GO launched last year and the game was hit with massive connection issues? The same problems have returned one year later.

At Pokemon GO Fest, attendees are having to deal with long lines. Connectivity issues are also plaguing players, meaning the game is unplayable for many fans. Adding to it all, some people spent quite a bit of money just to make it to Pokemon GO Fest.

This culminated with Niantic CEO John Hanke getting booed during an introductory speech on stage:

So… this is all a huge mess. We’ll have to see how things play out during the rest of the day.


Pokemon GO Fest is just now beginning, and thanks to Niantic, you can watch all of the festivities unfold in real time. Among other things, an event will be taking place in which the first Legendary Pokemon should be unleashed. View the live stream below.

Pokemon GO players have waited a long time for the arrival of Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon GO. Today, Niantic finally confirmed that they’re on the way.

Legendary Eggs will begin to show up in Gyms as you go out in search of Pokemon and Raid Battles. If Trainers and their team defeat a Legendary Raid Boss, they’ll have the opportunity to catch a Legendary Pokemon. However, they can’t be left to defend Gyms.

The first event for Legendary Pokemon will be held on Saturday. If enough Pokemon are caught during the Pokemon GO Fest Challenge Windows, the first Legendary Pokemon will be unleashed in Grant Park. Then if Trainers defeat the Legendary Pokemon, it will begin to show up around the world following Pokemon GO Fest.

The official announcement about Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon GO is below, along with a trailer.

Niantic will be hosting a huge event for Pokemon GO fans this weekend. On Saturday, players from around the world will be showing up at Chicago’s Grant Park for all sorts of festivities during Pokemon GO Fest.

The event is primarily a way for Pokemon GO users to play the game with others in the real world. Niantic may also distribute the first Legendary Pokemon, though that’s only speculation for the time being.

You’ll be able to watch Pokemon GO Fest live on Twitch. The event will run during the following times:

– 8 AM PT – 5 PM PT
– 11 AM ET – 8 PM ET
– 4 PM in the UK – 1 AM in the UK (Sunday)
– 5 PM in Europe – 2 PM in Europe (Sunday)

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Niantic is currently rolling out a new update for Pokemon GO. Players on iOS will have access to version 1.39.0, while Android users will be able to download version 0.69.0.

The latest update puts in a few additions, improvements, and fixes. Full patch notes are below. When it’s live, we’ll update this post.

A new Pokemon GO device is releasing in Japan on July 15th, the Pokemon GO Plus ring. The ring functions just like the wrist-strap and will be releasing at Pokemon Centers across Japan. The rings will also have Great, Ultra and Master Ball decals that you can obtain to customize the look of your ring. The ring goes on sale for 400¥.


In celebration of Pokemon GO’s first anniversary, various events are being held around the world. The Pokemon GO Fest in Chicago is taking place next Saturday followed by activities throughout Europe and Japan.

Everything is detailed below:

Pokémon GO Fest Chicago

Pokémon GO Fest (Saturday, July 22 taking place in Grant Park, Chicago, IL) is fast approaching, and we hope you’re all as excited as we are. We wanted to share some details about how Pokémon GO Trainers everywhere can participate in a global challenge with Trainers at the event to unlock special rewards worldwide.

During the day, there will be three Challenge Windows in which Trainers everywhere will work alongside those in Chicago to unlock global rewards. During the Challenge Windows, Trainers in Grant Park will attempt to unlock perks for Pokémon GO players around the world by catching certain types of Pokémon. Each Pokémon- type will be tied to a different perk, so Trainers at the park will need to carefully choose which Pokémon they catch. Will those in attendance try to catch Electric-type Pokémon to reduce the distance required to hatch Eggs, or Grass-type Pokémon to increase Stardust bonuses, or other Pokémon- types to secure a variety of other bonuses? Join in the action and find out!

Sensor Data has obtained new data about the players of Pokemon GO. You might be surprised to hear that Japanese players are spending way more on the game than any other country.

Sensor Data says that players in Japan have spent an average of $26 per download over the past year. The next closest? The United States, at an average of $7.70. It’s really not even close.

Below are the full results for the top-spending countries based on average player spend:

As for overall revenue, the United States does come out on top with $424 million compared to Japan’s $318 million. Pokemon GO has generated roughly $1.2 billion in worldwide in-app revenue and has reached a unique install figure of almost 329 million.


We’re another step closer to the arrival of Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon GO… maybe. Over in India, an ad has been spotted promoting the special creatures. It’s unknown if this is simply an error or an early slip-up.

Niantic has yet to distribute any Legendary Pokemon. With the mobile game’s anniversary having just taken place though, the game is starting to see new features and content that fans had been asking for. Niantic has also previously indicated that Legendary Pokemon are coming this summer.


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