Niantic is making sure that "Pokemon Go" players are kept busy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though most are at home, they have found a way to get players to enjoy the game from inside their homes. This includes increased spawn rates and through Remote Raid Passes available at the game's shop.
The past weeks have seen various events with special bonuses. Raid events are the place to be for "Pokemon Go" players and it appears there is something big coming soon. Among them include the coming of three new Legendary Pokemon critters from the Unova region. They will be appearing in five-star raid battles starting May 26.
The first Legendary Pokemon appearing will be Reshiram. He will start appearing on May 26 starting at 4:00 p.m. ET. Reshiram will be available until June 16 at the same time. Aside from Reshiram, other Legendary Pokemon set to appear are Zekrom and Kyurem. As of this writing, the schedule of their appearance has yet to be known. There is a chance that Zekrom or Kyurem could appear next once Reshiram's shift is done. Details of the three Legendary Pokemon invading "Pokemon Go" was announced via the Pokemon Go Twitter account.
For now, all eyes will be on Reshiram who will be frequently appearing on "Pokemon Go." Aside from the five-star raid battles, the Legendary will also be appearing at Raid Hour events. This kicks off on May 27 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. local time. After that, he will also emerge on June 3 and 10.
The latest brainchild of Niantic should be something to watch out for. This is despite some gamers a bit disappointed with the last event involving Carvanha. Some "Pokemon Go" players were not too happy due to the low spawn rate of the Pokemon. Some felt that there could have possibly been a bug that prevented them from capturing the shiny Pokemon. Niantic did not issue an official statement on the matter and critics feel they may never will. Some went to the extent of buying and using insense via the "Pokemon Go" store to increase their chances. There were a handful of players who were able to capture one but the number of unhappy people was considerable.
Regardless, Niantic deserves credit for coming up with means to keep "Pokemon Go" players occupied during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most are unable to go around, but developers were able to find a way to prevent them from doing so with some in-game tweaks.