Pokémon Go Will Have Dragonites Aplenty This Weekend

Pokémon Go Will Have Dragonites Aplenty This Weekend

This is your best chance to evolve a kick-ass Dragonite, unless you really adore walking 5 km for one Dratini candy.

The end of winter is in sight, and Pokémon GO's Legendaries are getting restless. From today through March 5, you'll have another chance at bringing down Groudon and Kyogre in raid battles. Rayquaza is still hanging around, too. The delicate balance of power between the three forces of nature has been restored. Celebrate this brief era of peace by throwing Pokéballs at one of the apocalyptic beasts.

Niantic sent out word about Pokémon GO Legendary Week this morning via a press release, and the company also issued a special challenge: Trainers who beat Rayquaza more often than Groudon and Kyogre combined have a better chance of hatching Pokémon that prefer windy conditions (for example, Bagon) from March 5 through 16. Otherwise, eggs are likelier to yield Pokémon that prefer sunny or rainy conditions (like Trapinch or Lotad) during this time period.

Just go outside for Arceus's sake.

If you're too weaksauce to go up against Pokémon GO's Legendary raids (like me), you can still participate in this weekend's Pokémon GO Community Day. For three hours on Saturday (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. PST, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST for North Americans, South Americans, and folks in Greenland), Dratini will spawn often enough that you should be able to farm it for some sweet Dratini candies. And if you evolve Dragonair into Dragonite during this time period, your Dragonite will learn Draco Meteor.

This might be your best chance to train up your own Dragonite if you're land-locked. One Dratini candy requires 5 km of walking, and the little blighter doesn't spawn far away from water all that often. Good luck, dragon hunters.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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