Niantic has announced that Kyogre and Groudon have returned to Pokémon GO, giving trainers another chance to get their hands on the legendary creatures.

Joining Rayquaza, who was also added to the game recently, Kyogre and Groudon make up the Hoenn legendary trio that adorn the covers of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire and Pokémon Emerald. The return is thanks to an in-game celebration called Legendary Week, meaning that anyone who missed catching the pair in December and January can have another shot.

This celebration, which is actually scheduled to run from 23rd February to 5th March, will monitor how many times each Pokémon can be defeated at Gyms across the world. If Rayquaza is defeated more than Kyogre and Groudon combined, Pokémon that typically prefer windy weather (like Bagon, for example) are more likely to hatch from Eggs from March 5 to March 16. If not, Pokémon that prefer sunny or rainy weather (like Trapinch or Lotad) are more likely to hatch.

These Pokémon are notoriously difficult to defeat so, to help players a little during the event, some new special boxes containing Raid Passes will be appearing from 24th February. 

Have you caught any of these legendary Pokémon?

[via pokemongolive.com]