Pokémon Go have a lot of different types of Pokémon, but there are also a few that you rarely encounter. These legendary Pokémon like Mewtwo, Moltres and Lugia appear only during certain periods and are a lot harder to catch than the normal Pokémon. In this article you will learn how to capture legendary Pokémon and which ones are available.
The first and second generation available in Pokémon Go include some legendary Pokémon that are very strong and rare:
Not all the Pokémon’s are available. Currently, you can capture the legendary Pokémon below in Pokémon Go:
- Articuno (until 31 July 2017)
- Moltres (from 31 July 2017 to 7 August 2017)
- Zapdos (from 7 to 14 August 2017)
How to Catch a Legendary Pokémon
Legendary Pokémon’s do not wandering around aimlessly. The legendary Pokémon is only available at Gyms in the Raid Battles. In the Pokémon Go radar you can see what Raid Battles are in the Raid Cup. The legendary Pokémon is only found in the Legendary Eggs. These are blue / purple in color. With each raid you’ll see how long till the egg hatches.
Choosing the right Pokémon to bet against the legendary Pokémon depends on the type of Pokémon you are fighting against.
Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres are made of ice, fire and electricity, combined with the fly-type. In all these cases, Golem is a good opponent, because it is well protected against electricity, fire, ice and the avian species.
Against a Lugia, you can use a dark-type Pokémon, because it is strong against Psychic species like Lugia. A Tyrantian is a good choice, but also Houndoom can. The second power of Lugia is Flying, so an electric Pokémon like Jolteon also causes a lot of damage.
Use Golem and Tyranitar
In general, both Golem and Tyranitar are strong Pokémon’s against the above legendary Pokémon. It is therefore wise to have strong copies of this Pokémon’s. The legendary Pokémon has a very high CP, which makes them difficult to beat. You must therefore work with other players and only after defeating the legendary Pokémon in the Raid Battle you have the ability to catch them. For this, you will receive a limited number of Premier Balls at your disposal.
Legendary Pokémon Catching with Premier Ball
The amount of Premier Balls you receive depends on you and your team’s share in the fight. It is therefore advisable to enter a Raid Battle with many players (blue, red or yellow) to get more Premier Balls. As a result, you get more attempts to capture the legendary Pokémon. You can receive up to 13 Premier Balls, so you’ll also have thirteen attempts to capture the legendary Pokémon. To make catching easier, you can use Razz Berries, especially the Golden Razz Berries.