When Niantic added 50 new Pokemon to Pokemon Go recently, the company’s introductory video pretty much confirmed new legendaries too. Yet, Niantic hadn’t actually said when these would be coming to the game. Now, the first of Pokemon’s generation three legendaries, named Groudon, is being added to the game. Players will be able to catch Groudon from this week onwards.
Groudon is a ground type Pokemon, and part of the weather trio from generation three.
For the uninitiated, Groudon is a ground type Pokemon, and part of the weather trio from generation three. Its introduction should also mean that Kryogre and Rayquaza should be making it to the game soon. In the anime, Groudon controls the earth, while Kryogre is the water legendary. Rayquaza serves as the master of these two Pokemon, and is considered to be amongst the most powerful in the series.
Interestingly, Niantic is only adding Groudon for a limited time. The legendary Pokemon will show up at 1pm PST on January 15, which means you have a very narrow windows to catch Groudon. It’s unclear how Niantic plans to treat these legendaries, but the style does seem suited to the Pokemon anime narrative where Groudon, Kryogre and Rayquaza only appear at specific periods.