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#Games #PokemonGo – ‘POKEMON GO’ RUMORS: LEGENDARY POKEMON PART OF RAIDING SYSTEM : As the app continues to bring in big dollars, Pokemon GO rumors continue to persist. In December, Niantic struck deals with two major sponsors to bring over 17,000 new Poke Stops to the game in North America alone. Variety stated that U.S. Sprint through its family of establishments (Sprint, Boost Mobile, and Radio Shack) account for 10,500 new placesto pick up eggs, revives, and Poke Balls among other things. Starbucks will be responsible for the remaining new stops to the tune of 7,800 locations.

Niantic didn’t stop with just that addition. The first of Generation 2 Pokemon started appearing. Pichu and Togepi both baby Pokemon have been hatching for Pokemon GO players across the world. The rumors had persisted for the better part of a month that new Pokemon were on the way since data miners had discovered new Pokemon in the latest Niantic Pokemon GO update.

[Image by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images]

[Image by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images]

With Generation 2 now available, this has led to speculation on what will be done with the remaining Pokemon from the first generation who have not been caught, yet. On the episode “New Nintendo Switch Impressions” of the popular podcast Nintendo Voice Chat, the hosts give their take on when we could see at least the legendary Pokemon that make up the mascots attached to the three team’s players can choose to play on.

“I think that my last point to make on this is I still think that the legendary birds are still part of whatever raiding is supposed to be. That’s the part of the game…they promised when they showed it.”

For the record, the Pokemon in question are Articuno, Moltres, and Zapdos. This coincides with the teams Mystic, Valor, and Instinct respectively. The raiding that Jose Otero of IGN refers to comes from the original trailer for Pokemon GO.

Towards the end of the video, players are seen swarming to Time Square in New York City. Once there, they are met with what some data miners have called the strongest Pokemon in the game, the currently unavailable Mewtwo. Fans must work together to defeat the Mewtwo and make the catch. This is similar to the raids that can be found in MMO’s like World of Warcraft.