If you’re one of those Pokémon GO players who can’t resist flaunting your collection of Legendary ‘mons, it’s time to get back out to raids. Groudon’s out and the Lake Trio are in.
That’s right, friends. The super-successful app has been going from strength to strength since… well, since Niantic decided to actually let us trade and battle with friends and all the other rudimentary parts of a Pokémon experience. Thanks, guys, we totally appreciate it. What does this mean? It means they’ve got to keep that momentum going by ensuring the experience is always fresh, that’s what.
In Pokémon GO terms, that tends to mean switching up those raid targets. After all, for many, the main appeal of the franchise is catching the biggest, angriest most powerful ‘mon of all, and those tend to be Legendary Pokémon. Aside from research tasks, the only way to nab any of those in GO is by defeating them in raids… right?
Apparently not. As we reported earlier this week, the Lake Trio, Azelf, Mesprit and Uxie, have started appearing in GO in the wild. In the wild, like common long-grass-dwelling Pokémon! Naturally, your chances of happening across one are slim-to-almost-zero, but this is a real thing. We promise.
Outside of that, if you’ve got a team of high-CP Pokémon and a group of raid buddies, you can take on this Psychic-type Sinnoh trio the old-fashioned way. That’s right: from May 2 to May 27, the little pixie trio will be available in tier five raids. There’s a caveat to this, though: they’re regional raids.
Yep. As the official site explains, Azelf will appear in raids in the Americas and Greenland, Mesprit in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India, and Uxie in Asia-Pacific. This is also where they have the teeniest chance of appearing in the wild (even after May 27). These adorable little Pokémon may be a bit of a step down in power from Giratina and Groudon, but at least they’ve got that regional gimmick to spice things up a bit. Look out for them on your travels!