Galarian Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Galarian Articuno Galarian Articuno becomes a Psychic/Flying-type Pokémon. It develops a purple hue and its eyes are covered in something that resembles a masquerade mask, a common type of costume in Medieval European parties. It … Read more

Zapdos Now Available in Pokémon GO!

Zapdos, the last of the legendary bird trio, is finally available in Pokémon GO! From now until August 14th you’ll be able to encounter and catch Zapdos via Legendary Raid battles. It’s only available for a short time, so be sure to get out there, find a group of trainers, and catch it while you … Read more

Start, End Dates for Legendary Bird Trio Announced for GO

Niantic has announced the official start and end dates for the original legendary bird trio in Pokémon GO via twitter! Articuno: now until July 31st Moltres: July 31st to August 7th Zapdos: August 7th to August 14th Like Articuno and Lugia, Moltres and Zapdos will only be encountered and caught via Legendary Raid Battles. Each … Read more

Articuno Available for a ‘Brief’ Period, Reward Extension in GO

The Pokémon Company has released an official, albeit unclear, statement regarding legendaries in Pokémon GO.   Up until now, details on how long legendaries Lugia and Articuno would be available have been scarce to none. And although no concrete end date was given, TPCi stated that Articuno “will appear at Gyms for a brief while.” … Read more