'Pokemon Go' Latest News & Updates: Are We Any Closer To Finding The Legendary Birds Zapdos, Moltres & Articuno?

By Joe Marsalis , Updated Nov 24, 2016 11:57 AM EST

"Pokemon Go" has been slowly but surely getting some of its momentum back after a shaky post-launch. Developer Niantic Labs has been putting out improvements that make catch rates better, especially for rare Ghost-type Pokemon. They've also finally put out Ditto in their latest update, so that should mean new Pokemon are coming soon, right?

So are the Legendary Birds Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres finally about to make their way to "Pokemon Go"? Them and fellow Legendaries Mewtwo and Mew are the only Generation 1 Pokemon that haven't been included in the game yet, so it only makes sense that fans would speculate on their inclusion. Even though Niantic has already confirmed that they're working to get the Legendaries in the game, they still haven't been found.

Eurogamer has reported that they still haven't been found, except for an Articuno a player got specially from Niantic themselves. Datamining of "Pokemon Go" has revealed data that they do exist in the game's code, but they just haven't been found. While it's appropriate that such powerful Pokemon shouldn't be found so easily, there are so many players around the world that if they did exist in the wild, they should've already been encountered. Perhaps one should be at a high enough Trainer level, but at this point there should be players who have maxed out the Trainer level enough to find them if that were the case.

It's possible that "Pokemon Go" players will have to catch Legendary Pokemon during special events. Niantic has done similar things in its previous game, "Ingress," on which the "Pokemon Go" map data is based, according to VentureBeat. We're not sure of anything yet, but if anything, major developments on the game should happen soon.

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