Together with the start of the Pokemon GO Research to find the Mythical Mew, Niantic has also released the Legendary Latias and Latios in Pokemon GO. Similar to the previous legendary releases, Niantic has made another twist with Latias and Latios.
The two legendary Pokemon will be available at the same time but in different areas around the world and then on their scheduled date, they will eventually switch places.
Legendary Latias and Latios Locations
The Legendary Latias will start appearing in Raid Battles across:
- Asia and Europe
while the Legendary Latios will be available in:
- North and South America
These two legendary Pokemon will be switching their locations on May 8 and will be available until June 5, 2018. While Pokemon GO fans are also busy researching the Mythical Mew, Niantic also gave them enough time to battle and catch Latias and Latios.
Quoted below is the official announcement for the release of Latias and Latios:
As Pokémon’s legendary year continues, two Legendary Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region are appearing in Pokémon GO Raid Battles for the first time! Dragon- and Psychic-type Pokémon Latias and Latios will appear in different areas around the world for a limited time starting April 2.
Drawn to compassionate spirits, the Eon Pokémon Latias and Latios are known for being highly intelligent, and are able to communicate telepathically with humans. They are also stealthy and extremely fast in flight—with Latias able to use its down to refract light to make itself invisible and Latios able to overtake jet planes. Make sure you encounter these special and elusive Pokémon while they roam during this limited time!
The Legendary Pokémon Latias will appear in Raid Battles across Europe and Asia, while Latios will appear in North America, South America, and Africa. On May 8, the Eon Pokémon will switch locations and will be available until June 5, so all Trainers will have the opportunity to catch both powerful Pokémon.
Still searching for the perfect Pokémon to battle Latias and Latios? Pokémon with moves that are particularly strong against Psychic and Dragon types, such as Tyranitar and Mawile, will also be appearing in Raid Battles, so you can put your best team together!
Both Latias and Latios will leave Raid Battles on June 5, so grab your friends and don’t delay! Take on the challenge and seize the opportunity to add even more Legendary Pokémon to your Pokédex. Good luck!