Fans might get disappointed about the release of other Legendary pocket monsters in “Pokemon Go.” The augmented reality game’s updated file could have just revealed the future for these fan-favorite legendaries.

Updated file

A recent report from Pokemongohub claims that the Base Capture Rates of Legendary pocket monsters such as Ho-Oh, Mewtwo, Raikou, Entei, and Suicune were removed from the Game Master file. This configuration file keeps the stats and vital information for all the monsters in the augmented reality game. It is downloaded from the game’s servers and saved on the player’s iPhone or Android device.

So far, only Zapdos’ Base Capture rate remains the same at 3 percent.

What could this mean?

After the latest update, it was discovered that the Base Capture Rates of all the legendaries in the game is reduced to only two percent. The update, after announcing that the mythical creatures will only last for a week in the game, also adjusted the BCR of pocket monsters such as Articuno, Moltres, and Zapdos to three percent.

The changes in the game Master file’s Base Capture Rate could apparently mean that Niantic Labs is considering the possibility of holding off the release of these additional legendaries in the game after Zapdos. In the file, when it reveals that the BCR of a particular creature is zero percent, it means that monster could not be captured within the game.

Moreover, with the removal of Ho-Oh’s Base Capture Rate, it appears that the highly anticipated launch of the mythical bird in the “Pokemon Go Stadium” event in Yokohama, Japan on August 14 is not happening after all.

While the Game Master file showed this changes, this does not necessarily follow that there will be a delay in the release of the additional mythical creatures in the game.

Niantic Labs can change and update the creatures’ Base Rate Capture in the game anytime. It happened in the past with Articuno and Lugia, it can also happen with Ho-Oh, Mewtwo, Raikou, Entei, and Suicune.

Stadium Event

Meanwhile, on August 14, players in Japan can participate in the Stadium event. There are speculations that there will be a Pikachu Outbreak activity in the upcoming event.

In addition, most fans are anticipating that the legendary bird Ho-Oh will be launched in the said event.

The latest information about the Legendaries in “Pokemon Go” only reflects that Niantic Labs is doing something about these creatures. Hopefully, more surprises and activities will be launched to maintain the level of interest among players.