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Pokemon Go's Latest Legendary Pokemon Has Arrived

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Niantic Labs have been consistent in rolling out new content for Pokemon Go in recent times, padding out the community with plenty of both regional and global events. The company has also followed this up with the availability of new Legendary Pokemon that have joined the fray.

According to Gamespot, you can grab the Legendary Pokemon, Kyogre, right now in Pokemon Go. Like the previous outings, you'll only be able to get the Kyogre by participating in the Raid Battles at select Gyms, which means you'll have to team up with many other trainers if you hope to defeat this special Legendary Pokemon.

The Kyogre is said to only be around for the next several weeks, which means that if you want to add this particular Pokemon to your stash, it's best to do so now before time runs out. Previous to Kyogre, there was Groudon, who popped up briefly during the end of the year holiday rush, giving Pokemon Go players a bit of a workout as a Christmas gift of sorts.

Previous to Groudon, there was also Articuono, Moltres, Zapdos, and Raikou, to name but a few. Each of the Legendaries could only be acquired through Raid Battles, involving multiple other players. There was a special event in Yokohama, Japan where gamers were invited to a special Raid that involved Mewtwo, mimicking the giant battle that was depicted in the original commercial for Pokemon Go.

If you're keen on getting your hands on Kyogre, you'll probably be keen to know that it's a water-type Pokemon. The Pokemon has a deep history within the lore of the series, dating back to Pokemon Sapphire and Pokemon Emerald back when it was introduced during the Generation 3 series.

Much like Solgaleo and Lunala from Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, Kyogre and Groudon were the top two Pokemon rivals during Gen 3. The Kyogre is weak to grass and electric attacks, while also having special water attacks such as Primordial Sea and Drizzle.

This latest Legendary Pokemon joins at a time when Niantic Labs have some pretty big plans rolling out throughout 2018, including an all new Harry Potter game and a brand new entry in the Ingress franchise. This is in addition to Pokemon Go finally making its way to China.

Niantic has been peppering fans with a bevy of new content for the game, including all new Generation 3 Pokemon that were made available throughout the holiday season, along with a new update to the augmented reality functionality. However, the new AR features came at the expense of making certain legacy mobile devices outdated and obsolete.

Nevertheless, if you have a newer iPhone or iPad that's capable of running iOS 11, you'll be able to continue to play and enjoy Pokemon Go without any interruptions.

For everyone else already updated and playing on a newer device, you can start joining the Gym raids and looking to capture a Kyogre in order to add yet another Legendary to the ever-growing stash of Legendary Pokemon that Niantic have been adding to the game.

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.