Niantic has certainly been on a Legendary roll. Ever since GO Fest, we've never been without a Legendary Raid Boss (excluding the day between Ho-Oh and Groudon). We've even gotten to the point where Niantic has begun to bring old Raid Bosses back for encore performances. So what's left? In this article, we'll be going over our theorized Legendary schedule for the remainder of 2018. Let's dive in!
LATIOS & LATIAS: The Eon Duo is definitely going to be what hatches out of our Legendary Raid Eggs next. Being Dragon- and Psychic-types, they'll provide a smooth transition from Rayquaza. Also, their typings do fit in with the windy-weather theme we have right now.
How will they be handled, you ask? We expect them to be handled similarly to Volbeat and Illumise. One will be on the lefthand side of the world map, and the other will be on the righthand side. After a certain amount of time (probably a month), they'll switch. They'll then be available in their new hemisphere for another month.
REGIROCK, REGICE, REGISTEEL: The Legendary Titans / Golems should come after Latios and Latias. They will also be the final Legendary Pokémon of Generation 3. We expect them to be handled in the same way as Entei, Raikou, and Suicune.
Speaking of Suicune, these three Legendaries suffer from what we're calling "Suicune Syndrome." These three Pokémon were designed with defense in mind. In Pokémon GO, defensive Legendary Pokémon are underwhelming (to put it nicely). Because of this, we expect more repeat Legendaries (see below) to come during their cycles to keep people excited.
REPEAT PERFORMANCES: Returning Legendary Pokémon are going to be crucial. Firstly, it will determine what other tie-ins we'll see to the Pokémon Company's Legendary Year. Secondly, and more importantly, it will determine the update schedule for the year.
Niantic did not release Generation 3 until they ran out of Legendary Pokémon. If this pattern continues, this means that Generation 4 will be, assuming each Legendary lasts for a month and repeat Legendaries don't have their own timeframe, five months away!
MYTHICAL POKÉMON: Mythical Pokémon will also be interesting. Although we have no doubt that they'll be released in quests (once they're introduced), it will be interesting to see if a quest window will displace Legendary Raids (at least, new Legendary Raid Bosses).
Thanks for reading, Trainers! As a reminder, Rayquaza will return to the heavens one week from today. The double XP and windy Eggs also leave on that day.
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