"Pokemon GO" is Niantic's latest popular online mobile game based on Game Freak's original Pokemon franchise. Its gameplay is similar to Niantic's pioneer game "Ingress" where the game area and mechanics utilize real-world locations via GPS. Recently, PoGo's update releasing some of the 1st and 2nd generation of legendary Pokemon has caused quite an uproar all over the world. Many players who have stopped playing the game for a while has gone back out to the streets to hunt, fight, and catch these legends.

The first legendaries that have been released into the wild are the three infamous legendary birds of the 1st generation - Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres - and the feisty Lugia from the 2nd generation.

After these beasts left on August 31, Niantic has since rolled out another batch of legendary Pokemon.

Encountering the Legendary Pokemon

In my previous posts, I have discussed the mechanics on how to encounter these mystical creatures. Similar to the regular raid battles requiring a Raid Pass, the same pass is needed to encounter them through a Legendary Raid Battle. But, before you even think about hunting them down yourself, let me remind you that their Combat Power is amazingly high compared to the normal Raid Pokemon. Make sure you come in prepared with your best team of six Pokemon and bring a pack of at least 20 friends with you who have also prepared their best teams of six.

If you have just discovered this news recently, then you've already missed out on getting the shivering Articuno, the electrifying Zapdos, the sizzling Moltres, and the majestic Lugia.

The Next Batch Rolled Out! The 3 Legendary Dogs!

Were you able to encounter the legendary birds last time? Or were you just like me who couldn't even get in a Legendary Raid Battle? Don't worry because Niantic loves their players as they have recently released the three Legendary Dogs from the Johto Region of the 2nd Generation Pokemon Games - Pokemon Gold, Silver, and Crystal.

These legendaries, unlike the legendary birds, are going to be scattered all over the major regions in the world and are going to be rotated at certain periods of time. This is a homage to their behavior in the GameBoy games where once you have encountered them but failed to catch them, they will move to a random location. Since this is PoGo we are talking about, they're not necessarily obliged to do it the same as the video games.

Locations for Raikou, Entei, and Suicune

The Electric-type Raikou will be first seen and battled in the Americas, while the Fire-type Entei can be encountered throughout Europe and Africa. Lastly, the Water-type Suicune will be first available in the Asia-Pacific region. On September 30, these beasts will then move to a different location and will become available to encounter and battle for those who haven't done so.

Here's a friendly reminder for you guys. Similar to the previous batch of legendary Pokemon, Raikou, Entei, and Suicune will only be available for a limited time. So make sure you maximize the time they are available and be sure to catch them for your Pokedex entries. Most importantly, have fun playing with your friends and enjoy! 'Til next time!