Niantic and The Pokemon Company really want you to play Pokemon Go again. After a string of improvements to its initial gameplay, the still(?) promising A.R.-game is rolling out a major update. On July 22nd, players can finally go out on a hunt for Legendaries, namely Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres. There’s Ho-oh and Lugia, too.

Watch the announcement video below:

Capturing Legendary Pokemon is a bit different from your typical pop-on-the-screen-and-throw-a-Pokeball type of capture. The game requires you to go on what it calls a “Legendary Raid”, which is basically you and your friends going at the Legendary that—call it deus ex machina—will casually appear on your screen.

The idea of raids has been introduced last month, and it looks like with the update the companies are trying to expand on it. “Once in the wild, trainers can search for unique legendary eggs at gym locations around the world,” the company explains. “Players can team up with friends and other trainers to join legendary raid battle to defeat the legendary pokémon and earn a chance to catch it.”

What do you guys think? Are Legendaries enough for you to return to the game? Let us know in the comments!


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