As part of Pokémon Go‘s recent global challenge, trainers have successfully unlocked the chance to battle the Legendary Pokémon Articuno again for a limited time. However, it’s been a mystery if the current raid boss, Regice, will also be available during the short event. Trainers eager to pick up an Articuno can breathe a sigh of relief, however, as Niantic has confirmed trainers will have only one icy Pokémon to encounter.
Popular Pokémon Go YouTuber Reversal recently tweeted Niantic to ask about the possibility of Regice being available in the three-hour window of raids. According to the developer’s response, which can be seen below, “Articuno will be the only tier five raid boss available around the world” during the global challenge reward.
Great Question, Trainer! During the 3 hour period, Articuno will be the only Tier 5 Raid Boss available around the world. And if you’re lucky, you might encounter it’s Shiny form. Good luck in catching one! ^AP
— Niantic Support (@NianticHelp) July 5, 2018
The event, which will take place on Saturday, July 7th, will bring the former Legendary boss back to raids for three hours. The limited time trainers will have to find it already had many worried they would only get one or two chances to catch the Pokémon. Plus, its shiny variant will be available, which means players will be scrambling to find one before the event ends. There were even conflicting email responses from the developer to curious trainers that suggested Articuno would be joined by Regice in raids.
While it’s likely comforting for trainers to now know that they’ll only have one Legendary boss to deal with, it’s still unclear if all raids will feature the Ice-type Pokémon. Niantic hasn’t confirmed if lower level raid bosses, such as Mawile or Kabuto, will continue to appear in raids during the event. If they do, trainers in rural areas might have a harder time finding a level five raid.
Players will also have July’s Community Day to enjoy this weekend on Sunday, July 8th. During the three-hour event, players will see increased spawns of Squirtle and its rare color-swapped variant. Niantic also revealed trainers will even be able to find the Water-type sporting a pair of sunglasses as a nod to the series’ anime.
Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.
Source: r/TheSilphRoad on Reddit