Pokémon Go Region-Exclusive Pokemon Will Be Available Worldwide Through New Event

Players of Niantic's mobile game Pokémon Go will have the opportunity to capture Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres, as well as Mewtwo through new events.

on September 10, 2018 3:45 PM

While eyes may be fixated on Pokémon: Let’s Go and its newly-announced adorable bundles, mobile game Pokémon Go is still alive and kicking. Niantic announced through their blog that some classic Legendary Pokémon from the Kanto region will be available to catch for all players through a new Ultra Bonus Event.

Professor Willow’s Global Research Challenge, as the catch-em-all game calls it, is made up of several events: the Dortmund Safari Zone event, Pokémon Go Fest, and the Yokosuka Safari Zone event all occurred throughout the summer.

As a “celebration” for the challenge, players will be able to encounter Legendary Birds Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres from September 13 to 20. Additionally, Pokémon native to the Kanto region will be available in more real-life locations until September 30.

After the Birds have had their time, Psychic-type Pokémon Mewtwo will be available during Raid Battles for the first time ever—this will last until October 23, giving players plenty of time. Finally, Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime, and Tauros eggs will be available until the end of September.

Look out for a future PvP update for the Android and iOS game by the end of this year.


Chris is a writer based in the Philadelphia area with their eyes set on New York City. They are currently writing for film website Flixist, podcasting for Marvel News Desk, and was an editorial intern for Paste Magazine's gaming section. They graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a creative writing major.