Legendary Pokémon are headed to Pokémon Go by the end of 2017

Pokemon Go augmented reality

Pokémon Go is waning in popularity, but Niantic Labs, the developer behind the augmented reality title, has been rapidly adding new features to the title, with the most notable addition being 80 2nd Generation Gold and Silver Pokémon.

In an interview with the German edition of Wired, Niantic CEO John Hanke, was asked about bringing fan favourite legendary Pokémon to the series like Mewtwo, Mew and the series three legendary birds, Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres, to the franchise.

“I can say with certainty that we will see more of that this year,” said Hanke.

Hanke also discussed other updates set to arrive to the game, including new ways to battle at gyms, trading and fighting other trainers in player vs. player battles.

“There are a couple of areas that need to be improved — one of them being playing together and gym battles. We released those in an incomplete state. We knew from Ingress that cooperation and planning can be a lot of fun. When people have a common goal, then that’s a strong incentive to meet up with friends or even with people you don’t know.

“The gameplay in gym battles is very limited. They just don’t work as well as we wish they would. We will overhaul this aspect of the game to ensure more teamwork and to give people a bigger incentive to receive the rewards from gym battles,” continued Hanke.

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Source: Wired