Legendary dogs coming today

Updated on September 10, 2017 in General Discussion
10 on August 31, 2017

With perfect timing, as today is the first day I can drive out of my subdivision.  I think.  I hope.  Going crazy confined in my house.

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Trainers,

Over the last several weeks, we’ve heard so many incredible stories of Trainers teaming up together around the world to catch Pokémon GO’s first Legendary Pokémon. We’re excited to keep the legendary adventures going!

Starting August 31, the Legendary Pokémon Raikou, Entei, and Suicune will begin appearing in Pokémon GO. Trainers worldwide can look forward to battling these Pokémon together with friends in Raid Battles for the chance to catch the trio of Legendary Pokémon originally from the Johto region. Raikou, Entei, and Suicune will be traveling the world throughout the coming months. From August 31 to September 30, you can find these Legendary Pokémon in the following areas of the world:

  • Raikou, an Electric-type Legendary Pokémon, can be battled throughout the Americas.
  • Entei, a Fire-type Legendary Pokémon, can be battled throughout Europe and Africa.
  • Suicune, a Water-type Legendary Pokémon, can be battled throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

On September 30, all three of these Legendary Pokémon will move to a different location and will be available for Trainers to battle with friends until October 31. They will make their final stop in the last remaining location on October 31. Raikou, Entei, and Suicune will be available for this limited time period, so make sure to battle against them when they arrive at Gyms near you!

While these Legendary Pokémon are traveling the world, we’ll also begin an EX Raid Battle (formerly Exclusive Raid Battle) field-testing phase at select Gyms before the feature is made available globally. We have collected some valuable early feedback on the new EX Raid Battle feature and will look to further test and hone the experience through the feedback of the dedicated global Trainer community. During the field test, we’ll be making periodic adjustments to EX Raid eligibility requirements, frequency, times, locations, and durations with the goal of making the EX Raid Battle feature engaging, rewarding, and most importantly, fun for Trainers who regularly participate in Raid Battles.

The first EX Raid Passes will be sent out soon, and those invited will have an opportunity to try out the new system as early as September 6. Stay tuned for more updates as we launch the EX Raid Battle field test to more Gyms in the weeks ahead. We look forward to reading all your constructive feedback on our social media channels and encourage you to continue share your thoughts throughout the EX Raid Battle field test!

—The Pokémon GO team

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2 on August 31, 2017

TL;DR: 

(1) Raikou, Entei, Suicune raids begin today.  We get Raikou in August, then rotate to the others in September and October.

(2) Exclusive (EX) raids begin as soon as Sept. 6 in a testing phase before they become more widely available

Trainer
on September 1, 2017

you mean Raikou for all of September right?

Trainer
on September 1, 2017

Yeah, sorry.  I don’t know what day or month it is anymore.

 

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0 on August 31, 2017

Swizzle. Going to catch me some doggies.

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0 on September 1, 2017

I need a good dog for sure

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1 on September 3, 2017

Was shocked when I actually caught him.

Trainer
on September 3, 2017

Wow. 96 IV too. Nice. Congratulations. Beautiful beast.

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0 on September 10, 2017

I seem to have a really narrow standard deviation for all the legendaries.  People all around me are get get everything from 67% ones to 100% ones, but I almost exclusively get 80-84% time after time.  I don’t really care, but some variety (especially high 90’s) be nice.  Just saying.  I know one guy who got two 10/10/10’s and 3 (or 4?) 100% ones, with lots of 96-98% and he hasn’t raided THAT much more than me.  I guess I’m destined to be the Queen of Mediocrity.

 

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1 on September 10, 2017

Are you basing this off what you caught or what you fought?

Trainer
on September 10, 2017

What I’ve caught — or really, what I’ve had the opportunity to catch, because I don’t have a 100% catch rate (although I did on Raikou for awhile).  The above is only a partial spreadsheet of what’s available.  They range from 67% (10/10/10) to 100% (15/15/15), and if you look at the different combinations available, the peak of the distribution is somewhere in the low 80’s, and that seems to be what I always get after the boss is defeated.  Getting the lowest IVs is just as rare as getting the highest.

 

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