Upcoming Pokémon Go Events: 2018 will be a Legendary Year
From The Pokémon Company:
The Pokémon Company International today announced plans to celebrate a legendary year in 2018, highlighting some of the most sought-after Pokémon yet to be discovered. From February to November, Legendary Pokémon will be featured across the franchise, including monthly video game character distributions, new Pokémon Trading Card Game products, mobile game retail and animation promotions.
Legendary Pokémon are extremely rare and powerful Pokémon, which exist across all regions of the Pokémon universe. Often elusive and incredibly hard to catch, Legendary Pokémon hold the answers to Pokémon lore and are deeply rooted to the regions from which they originate. Fans can learn more about these Pokémon at https://www.pokemonlegendary.com/en-gb/
As for Pokémon Go specifically:
Pokémon GO players can also expect to see special promotions featuring Legendary Pokémon in 2018 as part of this legendary year celebration, with details being released soon.
Here is the compiled list of giveaways and when you can go collect them through the games’ Mystery Gift functionality.
- February: Dialga and Palkia
- March: Regigas and Heatran
- April: Entei and Raikou
- May: Xerneas and Yveltal
- June: Shiny Zygarde
- July: Tornadus and Thundurus
- August: Groudon and Kyogre
- September: Latias and Latios
- October: Reshiram and Zekrom
- November: Ho-Oh and Lugia
LEGENDARY POKÉMON VERSUS MYTHICAL POKÉMON
A mythical Pokémon is one that is only obtainable through an event. These Pokémon cannot be found within the game itself; players must go through other means to unlock and collect them.
A legendary Pokémon, on the other hand, can be found within a Pokémon game without any extra legwork. These are typically your cover stars, like February’s Dialga and Palkia (from Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, respectively)
Now we just have to wait and see when and how this Legendary Year manifests itself in Pokémon Go!