The latest Pokemon Go Legendary Raid comes as Niantic have been adding 50 Gen 3 Pokemon to the hit iOS and Android game.
ORIGINAL: Pokemon Go trainers are running out of time to catch Ho-Oh in Legendary Raids, with the end date and finish time just around the corner.
Pokemon Go Ho-Oh Legendary Raids went live after fans of the hit Niantic iOS and Android game completed the Global Capture Challenge last month.
The Pokemon Go event tasked trainers with capturing three billion pocket monsters across the globe.
Pokemon Go players managed to hit that goal before the deadline, and also unlocked a rare Pokemon Farfetch’d for a brief time.
Ho-Oh was originally meant to have departed from Pokemon Go by now, but Niantic recently extended the end date for the Legendary Raid.
Pokemon Go fans will now be able to try and catch Ho-Oh in Legendary Raids until December 14, two days after the originally planned end date.
The official end time is 1pm PST / 4pm ET, which means UK players can continue Raiding until 9pm GMT.
In a tweet Niantic said: “Ho-Oh will be available to battle for an additional 48 hours, until 12/14 at 1 P.M. PST. Get out there, Trainers!”
Ho-Oh isn’t the only new pocket monster that has recently been added to Pokemon Go.
The big update also brought with it a new dynamic weather system, with real-world weather conditions now reflected in the game.
This week the development team have provided a few more details on how this new system will, and won’t, affect the game moving forward.
Niantic have told The Express that they will not be adding in any extra bonuses when it comes to seasonal events.
We were interested to find out if there was any appetite to maybe do something new with Weather Effects, perhaps providing a Winter Week to fans so that everyone could grab some specialised Pocket Monsters.
This would prove helpful to those who lived in areas with less cyclical weather patterns, but it’s not something that Niantic are looking into doing.
“This isn’t something we want to make up, so we don’t want to virtualise snow for instance, in Los Angeles.
“We want the weather (in Pokemon Go) to reflect what the weather’s like outside.
“That being said, if there are Pokemon that might spawn more often in the snow, you might still see them through events showing up because of the event, rather than because it’s snowing outside.”