How to catch Pokemon Go Legendaries - Regirock has arrived in Raid form

Pokemon Go Legendaries - Moltres, Zapdos, Articuno, Luigi

Pokemon Go Legendaries are the pride of everyone’s Pokedex. These towering achievements weren’t available at launch but Legendaries are now a regular part of Pokemon Go’s monthly activities. However, unlike the Mew Special Research Task, which is there all the time, Pokemon Go Legendaries are limited time only exclusives, a bit like Happy Meal toys. 

If you’re missing a stack of Legendary Pokemon, you unfortunately won’t be able to catch up in a week or two. With continued play though, you’ll be able to hopefully catch at least two different Legendary Pokemon every month. You can do this in one of two ways. The first is attending Legendary Raid battles, indicated by a black striped high level Raid Egg in your usual Raid gyms. The second is collecting Research Task stamps for seven days and being rewarded with a Legendary for your troubles. 

Here’s every Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Go, their current availability in the game, and Legendary weaknesses and strengths in Pokemon Go. 

The current Legendary Raid Pokemon in Pokemon Go - Regirock 

Pokemon Go Legendaries - Regirock

Until September 20 the final Titan of Hoenn, Regirock is available in Legendary Raids. This rock Pokemon takes over from Registeel. Like its predecessors Regirock was first introduced in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. Good luck with those raids and remember to take your friends. 

What is Regirock weak against in Pokemon Go?  

Got everyone together for a Raid? Here’s which Pokemon to choose to beat Regirock in Pokemon Go. 

Regirock is weak against:

- Water
- Fighting
- Ground
- Grass
- Steel 

It’s time to bring out the big guns for your party. Get your highest CP Gyarados in there as well as Venusaur and Machamp.

The current Legendary Research Task Pokemon in Pokemon Go - Raikou 

Pokemon Go Legendaries - Raikou

So if you can’t get to a Raid gym, don’t panic, you can still net yourself a Legendary Pokemon. The current reward for performing seven Research Task Stamps is Legendary Electric Dog Pokemon, Raikou. And you don’t even need to know what it’s weak and strong against here. As a Task reward, Raikou can can’t even flee so definitely make sure you are handing over some Pinap Berries for some Legendary candy if you want to level it up.

Advice for catching Pokemon Go Legendaries

Moltres in Pokemon Go

- It’s disappointing but don’t expect to catch on your first Raid. The catch rates differ per Legendary but the odds are not high.

- Increase your odds with curveballs and Golden Razz Berries but only do curveballs if you are definitely sure you can hit it. Don’t waste Poke Balls unnecessarily

- Take friends to not only support the attack but also net you extra Poke Balls. Dependent on your in game relationship status with Pokemon Go friends, you’ll earn more Raid balls and they definitely come in handy. 

- Throw your Poke Ball after a Legendary has just done its attack move to make sure they don’t just flick your Poke Ball away. 

- If you are having trouble with Raid numbers, try signing up for your local Discord or Facebook Pokemon Go community. There’ll be plenty of people in the same situation and organising Raid groups. 

Good luck, trainer!

Previous Pokemon Go Legendaries

Kyogre in Pokemon Go

The below Pokemon Go Legendaries have been previously available in the game. The good news is that they definitely aren’t gone forever but as always, it’s important to keep an eye on the Pokemon Go news channel to make sure you aren’t missing out on a Legendary Pokemon weekend.

It’s also worth noting that while we have already seen the Legendary generation 1 birds as monthly Research Task rewards, the Legendary generation 2 dogs are going to be the next three months of reward encounters. Good news if you missed them in 2017.  

Articuno in Pokemon Go

Articuno in Pokemon Go

Legendary ice/flying Pokemon Articuno was available as part of the first wave of Legendary Pokemon in summer 2017 and as Articuno day earlier in 2018. 

Articuno is weak against:

- Fire
- Electric
- Rock
- Steel

Moltres in Pokemon Go 

Pokemon Go Legendaries - Moltres

This fiery flying Gen 1 Legendary was also available in summer 2017 but, much like Articuno, has been available as a Research Task reward. 

Moltres is weak against:

- Water
- Rock
- Electric 

Zapdos in Pokemon Go 

Pokemon Go Legendaries - Zapdos

The final Legendary generation 1 bird, Zapdos is an electric flying Pokemon and was also available to catch in Raids in 2017. 

Zapdos is weak against:

- Ice
- Rock

Lugia in Pokemon Go 

Pokemon Go Legendaries - Lugia

Psychic and diving Pokemon Lugia was introduced during Pokemon Go Fest in 2017 in Chicago and has been available to catch twice in Pokemon Go. Once in 2017 and once in April 2018. 

Lugia is weak against:

- Dark
- Electric
- Ice
- Rock
- Ghost 

Pokemon Go Legendaries

Raikou in Pokemon Go 

The Legendary Generation 2 dogs arrived in late 2017. Electric canine Raikou was first introduced in Pokemon Gold and Silver. 

Raikou is weak against:

- Ground

Entei in Pokemon Go 

Entei is an imposing looking Legendary fire Pokemon. It was also available to catch in late 2017. 

Entei is weak against

- Water
- Ground
- Rock

Suicune in Pokemon Go 

The final generation 2 Legendary dog, Suicune is a water Pokemon, and was in Raid Gyms in late 2017. 

Suicune is weak against:

- Electric
- Grass

Ho-oh in Pokemon Go

Ho-Oh in Pokemon Go

Pokemon loves its flying Legendary Pokemon. The fiery Ho-oh was available to catch in late 2017 and earlier in 2018 for a limited time. 

Ho-oh is weak against:

- Electric
- Water
- Rock

Pokemon Go Legendaries - Kyogre, Groundon, Rayquaza

Pokemon Go Legendaries - Kyogre, Rayquaza and Groundon

Kyogre in Pokemon Go

Generation 3 of course brought with it its own Legendary Pokemon. Water Pokemon Kyogre was available to catch in early 2018. 

Kyogre is weak against:

- Electric
- Grass

Groudon in Pokemon Go

Legendary gen 3 ground type Pokemon Groudon was also available early in 2018. 

Groudon is weak against:

- Ice
- Grass
- Water 

Rayquaza in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Emerald’s mascot, Rayquaza is a flying dragon Legendary and was available to catch in Raid battles in early 2018. 

Rayquaza is weak against:

- Fairy
- Ice
- Dragon
- Rock 

Pokemon Go Legendaries - Latias and Latios

Pokemon Go Legendaries - Latias and Latios

Latias in Pokemon Go

Psychic dragon Pokemon Latias was available to catch in mid 2018. Latias and Latios were available to catch at different times in different regions but did switch so players didn’t miss out.  

Latias is weak against:

- Ice
- Bug
- Dark
- Ghost
- Dragon
- Fairy

Latios in Pokemon Go 

The equally psychic dragon Pokemon Latios was first available in the Americas before switching over to the UK and Europe a month later. 

Latios is weak against:

- Dark
- Bug
- Ice
- Fairy
- Dragon
- Ghost

Pokemon Go Legendaries - Registeel, Regirock, Regice

Pokemon Go Legendaries - Regice, Registeel, Regirock

Regice in Pokemon Go

The first of the three Legendary Titans of Hoenn, freezing ice Pokemon Regice was available to catch in summer 2018. 

Regice is weak against:

- Fighting
- Fire
- Rock
- Steel 

Registeel in Pokemon Go

Registeel of Generation 3 is a Steel Pokemon first introduced in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. Registeel was available to catch in summer of 2018. 

Registeel is weak against:

- Fire
- Fighting
- Ground

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