Thanks to the hard work of millions of Pokémon Go trainers across the globe, Niantic has confirmed the mobile game’s next shiny Legendary has been unlocked. However, players will only have a limited time to find it.
As part of this year’s Pokémon Go Fest event, which recently took place in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, Professor Willow’s second Global Challenge was added to the game, requiring trainers to complete over 15 million research tasks over the course of the two-day event. According to Niantic’s recent tweet, which can be seen below, players knocked the challenge out of the park, unlocking several bonuses that will be available until July 23rd.
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) July 16, 2018
In addition to increased Candy rewards and shortened egg hatches, trainers will have the chance to encounter Generation I’s Zapdos in raid battles on Saturday, July 21st. The Electric-type bird will only be available for three hours, though, similar to last month’s Articuno day. Of course, the major draw of the short event will be the opportunity to find the rare color-swapped version of Zapdos.
Niantic has also confirmed trainers will receive five free raid passes on the day of the event, and all Zapdos caught will know the fast move Thunder Shock. While the bird was already one of the best Electric-types in the mobile game, the new attack should make it even more usable in battles.
As many trainers expected, the Mythical Pokémon Celebi was also introduced during Go Fest. However, only trainers attending the Chicago event were able to access the new Special Research that housed it. It’s unclear when the Pokémon will become available worldwide, but the tasks required to find it will likely be different than ones from the Go Fest package.
Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.
Source: Pokémon Go on Twitter