Pokemon Go Fest is just 3 days away, everyone is waiting for Legendary Pokemon and today Pokemon Go was updated to 0.69.0 for Android and 1.39.0 for iOS. In official release notes, they showcased new features and fixes, but what was hidden in the datamine was absolutely shocking! Yes,Pokemon Go Legendaries are finally coming.

Before we move onto Legendary Pokemon, let’s talk about the latest update, new features and fixes. Niantic added icons to the Pokemon Information screen to indicate how the Pokemon was caught. They added the ability for trainers to send Berries to their Gym defending Pokemon through the Pokemon information screen when they are not nearby, kind of ‘Wireless’ transfer, because Motivation regained will be less effective through this method.

You will be able to feed berries to your Pokemon defending Gym even if their motivation meter is full, which is actually good. Trainers will be able to spin the photo disc at a Gym after completing Raid Battle.

Let’s talk about the a latest fixes in new update. Niantic improved Pokemon Collection screen search functionality. The issue where trainers were unable to complete raid because of time expiring on the view was fixed. After defending Gym Pokemon were not returning properly to their trainers, this issue was also fixed, so rejoice worry not, you won’t lose your strong Pokemon.

Here are official notes for the update:

  • Added icons to the Pokémon information screen to indicate how the Pokémon was caught.
  • Added the ability for Trainers to spin the Photo Disc at a Gym after completing a Raid Battle.
  • Added the ability for Trainers to send Berries to their Pokémon defending Gyms through the Pokémon info screen when they are not nearby. Motivation regained will be less effective through this method.
  • Added the ability for Trainers to give Berries to Pokémon defending Gyms if their motivation meter is full.
  • Improved Pokémon Collection screen search functionality.
  • Fixed an issue where Trainers were unable to complete Raid Battles started before time expired on the map view.
  • Fixed an issue where Pokémon are not properly returned to their Trainer after defending a Gym.
  • Various bug fixes.

The odds of going to be seeing Legendary Pokemon at Pokemon Go Fest or very soon after GO Fest are pretty good. Allow me to explain.

The chances of seeing Legendary Pokemon at Pokemon Go Fest is pretty good, because a new type of raid is coming, it’s called an Exclusive Raid.

Here is what it looks like:

Exclusive Raid Pass
Exclusive Raid Pass

These so-called special raids have their own Exclusive Raid Tickets/Invites. At the moment we don’t really have any more information on this but there’s a possibility these Exclusive Raid Passes could be used for Legendary Pokemon. GO Fest is just 3 days away so we will know.

Here is what Dronpes found in datamine of latest update.

1. A new attribute for all Pokemon called: IsLegendaryOrMythic

2. A new warning message if you try to transfer a legendary

3. A new error message if you try to deploy a legendary to a gym, called DISABLED_LEGENDARY_KEY

4. A new check for Raid Bosses called get_IsEventLegendary

5. A new Legendary icon (of a Lugia) to mark legendary Raids at gyms

Lugia Legendary Icon
Lugia Legendary Icon (edited by OtakuKart.com]

6. A new ‘victory’ banner to appear above gyms after successful legendary Raids

From what it looks like right now, Niantic is ready to bring out the Legendary Pokemon for trainers.

Stay tuned for more details.


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