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Pokémon Go: Where Are the Legendary Pokemon?

Kristina Atienza | PopWrapped Author

Kristina Atienza

07/19/2016 2:07 pm
PopWrapped | Gaming
Pokémon Go: Where Are the Legendary Pokemon? | Pokemon Go
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It's been almost a week since people have downloaded the massively successful Pokemon Go app and have taken to their own adventures to be the very best trainer they can be.

After this first week of finding the first generation of Pokémon in various places throughout our own world, some players are wondering: Where are the Legendary Pokémon?

As of now, other than the legendary birds being the symbol for the three teams in the augmented reality mobile game, no one has actually spotted one of the legendaries of the original 150 Pokémon.

Based off the original trailer, some people are assuming that Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Mewtwo will definitely be available for capture on Pokemon Go, but only if players go to designated areas for large events.

For these rare type Pokémon, there are a few possibilities of how players can capture them.

One theory is based on the fact that Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres respectively represent teams Mystic, Instinct and Valor. This idea speculates a possible competition within each group for players to try to reach the highest ranks for a chance to battle, and hopefully capture, the mascot for their team.  With this theory, it makes sense for the strongest players to get a chance to catch one of the toughest Pokémon in the game.

Another theory suggests that perhaps it would be like in the actual games of Pokémon, where after a certain amount of accomplishments are completed, players can go to certain areas to search for the legendary Pokémon. For example, one would eventually be skilled enough to battle Mewtwo in the cave by Cerulean City upon completion of the game.

This particular theory suggests that players have to venture to an extremely cold location, an electrical power station, an extremely hot location, or an underground city or cave location for the respective Legendary Pokemon. This theory doesn't seem ideal for most players, but it does add to the challenge factor for people who truly want to be the very best.

The third theory is similar to what was seen in the trailer. For a certain amount of time in popular designated areas, trainers off all teams and ranks could flock to this location for a chance at a group battle against the legendary Pokémon. This theory seems likely based on the fact that it would already be similar to the battle style at Gym locations. This would also give everyone a fair chance, upon the successful group defeat of the legendary, to catch the Pokémon regardless of their team.

How do you think we'll be able to catch them all on Pokemon Go? Let us know!


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