Despite the technical problems encountered at the Pokemon Go Fest last weekend, it was also where the first legendary Pokemons for the game were revealed. And while players could catch Lugia and Articuno that day, Niantic finally reveals the release date for the other two big legendary birds: Moltres and Zapdos.
First, Articuno will be available until July 31, so if you haven't participated in a raid for the legendary Pokemon now, you only have a week to do so.
The next legendary Pokemon the company will release will be the firey Moltres, which will be available starting on July 31 until August 7. Moltres will be followed by Zapdos, which goes live from August 7 to August 14. Lugia currently doesn't have an expiration date, nor is there any word on the release of other Gen 2 legendary Pokemons like Ho-oh.
Niantic also increased the percentage chance of capturing one of the legendary Pokemon, even the ones not released yet. There is now a 3 percent chance of catching on of the legendaries, instead of the previous 2 percent.
In addition, Niantic CEO, John Hanke, released a new blog post clearing up some things about the technical issues that plagued an event with nearly 20,000 attendees.
"Technical issues with our game software caused client crashes and interfered with gameplay for some users. The gameplay issue was resolved with a server configuration change and the crashes were also addressed for mony but not all users," writes Hanke. "A more protracted problem was caused by oversatruation of the mobile data networks f some network providers."
In an effort to alleviate the problems caused at the event, attendees received Lugia automatically, along with a full ticket refund and $100 worth of coins. Hopefully the next Pokemon Go Fest will be better prepared for the massive surge of players.