To celebrate Pokémon Go’s one-year anniversary, yes it’s been one year since it launched, Niantic has announced Legendary Pokémon. With the recent update that gave players Raids the Legendary Pokémon will show up in special raids. The interesting thing about that is before this happens players at the the Grant Park for Pokémon GO Fest and everyone else around the world will have to work together to unlock the first raids.
Trainers in Grant Park for Pokémon GO Fest and the millions of others around the world will be working together to unlock in-game bonuses for the entire Pokémon GO community. If they manage to catch enough Pokémon during the Pokémon GO Fest Challenge Windows, the first Legendary Pokémon will be revealed in Grant Park. If the Trainers in Chicago succeed in defeating the Legendary Pokémon, that Pokémon will start appearing in Raid Battles around the world, after Pokémon GO Fest.
So starting on July 22nd Pokémon Go players will need to do their best to catch Pokémon to help out and the players in Grant Park need to defeat the first Legendary Pokemon! No pressure. I’m sure they will be able to defeat it and it will be epic. Niantic released a video (shown below) and as always it’s solid. If only Pokémon was really like they display in the video, but until then just keep staring at your phone.