Ever since the first Pokémon games were released in the 1990s, Trainers have been some of the most sought-after creatures. They’re powerful, excellent, and incredibly rare, so naturally, everyone wants them.
Whether you’re looking for classics like Zapdos, Moltres, and Articuno, or newer additions like Zacian and Zamazenta to the game, you’ll be happy to know that most Legendaries are available in Pokemon Go. However, there are a few notable exceptions. Below, you’ll find details on each Legendary Pokémon that made its Pokémon Go debut, which ones you can currently get in raids, and some tips on catching them when they’re defeated.
Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Go
Here are all the Legendaries that have made their Pokemon Go debut so far:
||Release date||variocolor version
|oh oh||August 2017||Yes|
|Giratina (Altered)||October 2018||Yes|
|Giratina (Origin)||april 2019||Yes|
|Xerneas||May 2021||Do not|
|Yveltal||May 2021||Do not|
|Tapu Koko||Do not|
|Tapu Fini||May 2022||Do not|
|Zacian||August 2021||Do not|
|Zamazenta||August 2021||Do not|
If you’re wondering why fan-favorite Pokémon like Darkrai and Deoxys don’t appear on this list, they’re technically mythical creatures, not legendary.
Also, quite a few Mythical Pokémon can only be obtained by completing the limited-time Special Research quests.
How to catch Legendaries?
The only way to catch a legendary in Pokemon Go is to beat one in a 5-star raid. These battles occur in gyms, and you’ll usually need to team up with at least five other trainers to win.
Once you have beaten a Legendary, you will receive a limited amount of Honor Ball to capture them. Capture rates are meager, so you may have to try more than once.
What Legendary Pokémon are currently available to catch?
In March 2022, Trainers will be able to encounter Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Koko, and the Thundurus and Landorus forms on different dates. Niantic regularly rotates the legendaries that appear in the 5-star raids, so you have to watch for the one that interests you the most.
What are Legendaries missing?
Below is the list of Legendary Pokémon that are not available in Go:
Also missing is the debut of the Galarian versions of Articuno, Moltres, and Zapdo. Niantic will most likely release them at some point, but we have to keep waiting for them for now.