Trainers, get ready for an electrifying experience in Pokémon GO as Niantic introduces a captivating new event, marking the debut of the legendary Pokémon Zygarde. As the game’s Pokédex continues to expand with each passing season, the augmented reality sensation has now reached an impressive 80% completion rate.
Among the various generations of Pokémon games, players have already had the pleasure of exploring the complete Pokédexes of Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Unova in Pokémon GO. This translates to a treasure trove of starter Pokémon from these regions, iconic legendaries such as Raikou, Kyogre, and Mewtwo, and even the mythical Pokémon Shaymin. This year, the game’s lineup of debuts has grown to include Turtonator, Mega Sableye, and Mega Rayquaza, adding to the thrill for dedicated trainers.
To stir up excitement even further, Pokémon GO enthusiasts can now mark their calendars for the Blaze New Trails event, commencing on July 21 at 10 AM and concluding on July 24 at 8 PM local time. The event’s highlight is none other than the much-awaited arrival of the powerful Gen 6 Pokémon, Zygarde. Trainers will embark on the Special Research story “From A to Zygarde” to encounter the awe-inspiring Pokémon in its 10% Forme, resembling that of a small, majestic dog. Additionally, the event will unleash increased encounters of Growlithe, Ponyta, Doduo, Lillipup, Blitzle, and Yungoos in the wild, with the chance for players to stumble upon their elusive shiny variants. Not to mention, hatching 7km eggs may yield Rockruff, Skwovet, and Falinks, offering a tantalizing opportunity to obtain their rare shiny forms.
Amidst the Zygarde extravaganza, Pokémon GO will also roll out its all-new Routes feature, a nostalgic nod to the classic mechanics of the main series. Encouraging trainers to explore and share their favorite locations within their communities, the Blaze New Trails event invites players to embark on exciting Buddy Adventures, granting them faster Buddy Candy acquisition and an increased likelihood of encountering shiny Yungoos. Furthermore, while traversing the Routes, players can gather Zygarde Cells, a key element to altering Zygarde’s formidable form.
With Zygarde making its grand entrance, the roster of legendary and mythical Pokémon available in Pokémon GO continues to expand. The introduction of the Dragon/Ground-type Pokémon in tandem with the debut of Routes demonstrates Niantic’s savvy approach, providing trainers with an enticing incentive to embrace the new feature and embark on a fresh Pokémon GO journey.
Android and iOS users can join in on the action by downloading Pokémon GO and prepare to embark on a thrilling adventure unlike any other.