Despite a plague of issues during the live Pokemon GO Fest event, players will soon get a chance at a rare monster. Lucky Fest attendees will all get the legendary Lugia in their accounts, and players worldwide will start seeing Lugia in raid battles Niantic announced.
However that’s not all; Niantic has stated other goodies will go into effect along with legendaries:
Thanks to the Trainers around the world who banded together to catch millions of Pokémon during the Challenge Windows, the following rewards will last until Monday, July 24, at 5:00 P.M. PDT:
Increased Pokémon encounters
Reduced hatching distance
Reduced buddy distance
Niantic have been tracking individual team’s contributions to the overall “Mystery Challenge” that’s been running during yesterdays big event. Team Mystic won the whole thing, and so the second legendary monster will be Articuno.
Articuno should be available now in Raids. No surprise that Mystic won, though: they are the biggest team, after all. The reamining legendary birds; Zapdos and Moltres will follow “soon.”
Lugia should also be active, it will be a Flying / Psychic type, so get your counters ready! The raid battle, is likely going to be tough. Still, this is great news as many fans were worried that the rocky Fest launch meant that players wouldn’t be able to unlock legendaries at all.
For those of you preparing, as predicted, Golem and Tyranitar are particularly well-suited for a match-up against Lugia. If you don’t have those, do note that Lugia takes extra damage from electric, dark, ice, ghost, and rock-type moves.
Good luck, trainers.