Once again, it seems like Lugia is ready to descend on Pokemon GO legendary Battle Raids. The iconic Pokemon has come and gone from the game multiple times already and a new report suggests that it will be kicking Regice out of Gyms for the whole weekend.
The report suggests that to help celebrate Pokemon GO Fest this weekend, players will have another chance to hunt down Lugia and maybe even collect a shiny version. Considering how useless Regice is in the current metagame, this is likely exciting news for a lot of players.
Here’s a look at the report from Serebii…
“To coincide with Pokémon GO Fest, Lugia is to return to Raid Battles over the weekend. From July 14th to July 15th, Lugia will be the Level 5 Raid Boss that will appear throughout the game. At present it isn’t known if it will result in Shiny Lugia.”
The reappearance of Lugia does feel a bit random, but most of the community seems to be over Regice raiding, so any change of pace is probably welcome.
So far, we haven’t seen any confirmation of this Battle Raid boss rotation on the official Pokemon GO accounts. We’ll continue monitoring and post more details once the change has been confirmed or debunked.
Until then, good luck out there, trainers!
Pokemon GO is available now in select regions on Android and iOS devices.