Good news trainers, looks like an early Christmas gift has arrived just in time for the holiday season. The Johto region’s legendary Pokemon, Ho-Oh, is now available in Pokemon Go.
Normally, Niantic would debut a legendary Pokemon with a bit of fanfare. So it comes as a surprise that Ho-Oh has appeared out of nowhere.
Earlier this morning (Tuesday, 28th November), Niantic announced that they are releasing Ho-Oh raid battles worldwide. However, it looks like this rare Pokemon is only going to be around for a little while. That’s right players, you only have from now till 12th December to see Ho-Oh in raid battles.
It’s not going to be easy to catch Ho-Oh though. Reports show that this powerful Fire/Flying dual-type Pokemon has a base capture rate of 2%. This low percentage ties it with Lugia and other Legendary Beasts such as Entei, Suicune, and Raikou – making it one of the hardest Pokemon to capture in the game.
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In conjunction with the recent Global Catch Challenge, Niantic also released Kangaskhan in East Asia and Farfetch’d around the world.
Good luck catching Ho-Oh guys 😉