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Pokémon Go

Invite-only events coming to avid Pokémon Go players

Your chance to catch the rarest and most powerful monsters.

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Since Pokémon Go launched last summer, players have been wondering how and when Niantic are going to introduce legendary Pokémon to the game, if ever. At one point, players were accidentally gifted Articuno, but the legendary beast and its compatriots have never been available to the general public. All that is about to change.

In an interview with Niantic's director of software engineering, Ed Wu, he disclosed some juicy details on the upcoming update that will be hitting our smartphone devices this summer.

"I can't talk much about exactly what we're going to do there," Wu told Gamereactor. "But I can say, for those players who train really hard, who go to gym and raid battles almost every day and go quite regularly, we'll have special invitation-only events where some of the most rare and most powerful Pokémon, including legendaries, might appear."

Finer details for these events are still unknown, but it seems like Niantic wants to recognise the efforts of those players who continued to play throughout the colder months, rewarding their dedication.

Which legendary do you hope to catch first? Let us know in the comments and check out the full interview below, and head this way for more info on the raids coming to the game.

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