Cast your mind back to the official trailer for Pokémon GO. It sold the concept well enough, showed off the forthcoming Pokémon GO Plus accessory, teased the (still unavailable) trading element and culminated in a "raid" against the one and only Mewtwo, in which many players came together to bring down the elusive pocket monster.
If Mewtwo featured so prominently in the trailer, why hasn't anyone found him - or any of the other famous legendaries, such as Mew, Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres - in Pokémon GO yet? The lack of any confirmed sightings in the wild might lead you to assume that these iconic Pokémon aren't going to feature in the game, but dataminers have found references to them already, so that theory is out (bonus: Ditto is also in the game, it would seem):
While some are holding out hope that the legendary Pokémon can be found once your trainer level reaches a certain point, the trailer - with its epic multiplayer Mewtwo attack - hints that the character won't appear until a scheduled time. This is something that developer Niantic did a lot with its previous mobile game, Ingress. Dubbed "Anomalies" in that particular outing, these events would take place in certain locations over the course of a few weeks.
It's also possible that some of the legendaries - Zapdos, Articuno and Moltres - are tied to the team you pledge your allegiance to once you reach level 5. Perhaps you can only get one of these Pokémon, depending on which team you've joined.
Given that Pokémon GO's future seems to be tied in with the concept of sponsored locations, we probably shouldn't rule out the possibility of businesses paying top dollar to host a certain Pokémon which is exclusive to that location. If that sounds outlandish, it's worth remembering that this has already happened with the mainline Pokémon games - Mew was recently offered as a free download for Pokémon X & Y and Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire at select retail stores.
@BensonUii George W. Bush and Pokemon. A perfect combination in so many ways. And finally a Pokeball put to good use.
@BensonUii Heh, I love the pathetic attempt at deflection that the guy next to Bush tries to make.
you haven't found him because you keep lookng down. i've caught him already because i did the unthinkable of looking UP when playing go. he won't be tracked, but every once in a while, you will see a shadow of something flying past. when you see that, look up in the direction of flight and there you go. you have to chase him down a bit but eventually, you get to where he lands. a note is that he isn't that fast, but he flies loooong distances going by on-foot measures. he will tend to land ACROSS the location of a gym. yes i made all that up. just kidding.
@BensonUii That is possibly the best thing I've ever seen
I dunno, but I have this suspicious feeling that they're gonna set it up a situation almost exactly like the one in that original trailer—and it will be HUUUUGE!
@Kirk then the servers will go down haha
I'm hoping these will be available at limited times everywhere instead of being at a specific event. It'll be a pain if specific pokemon can only obtained at sponsored events.
@KTT Hopefully there's one in each major city, and maybe also some way to share these Pokemon if you can't get to a place where they are, or something like that.
@BensonUii So funny this video with Bush, I laught a lot in this moment!!!!
Well, maybe you should wait for global release before making some impatient statements and questions...
They're not gonna give away all the features right out of the App Store. They want this thing to make serious money and they need to keep people entertained.
Miitomo has suffered because people are bored now
This, this, a thousand times THIS!
Seriously, go check your settings screen. Notice it says we're in version 0.29.2.
People are expecting way too much from what is essentially an early access game. It doesn't help that Niantic hasn't been very up front about this, and releasing a not-quite finished game in the process.
I'm hoping there will be some announcement at the World Championships. It's in San Francisco, where Niantic is based, all the stars are aligned...
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