Pokemon Go announced earlier this week that Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres would only appear in the game for a limited amount of time. Each of the three Legendary Pokemon will spawn as Raid Bosses for a week, with Articuno disappearing from the game on Monday, July 31.
However, Pokemon Go's announcement about the Legendary Birds didn't mention anything about Lugia, the other Legendary Pokemon added to the game last week. Many players have wondered whether Lugia will also eventually leave the game or if it had become a permanent Raid Boss.
While Pokemon Go hasn't given a firm answer either way, we have our first indication that Lugia might not stick around the game forever. A tweet from Pokemon Go's Taiwanese account states that although Lugia isn't going away right now, it would only stay "for a while more." The same tweet also warns players "not to miss" Lugia...which is a further indication that Lugia won't always be around in the game.
#PokemonGOFest 的獎勵提供時間將延長至日本時間7月28日上午9點。急凍鳥的出沒時間截至7月31日止，而火焰鳥將自8月1日至8月7日間出現，閃電鳥則會在8月8日至8月14日間登場！洛奇亞會持續在世界各地出沒一陣子，千萬別錯過。還有，現在可以在商店買到期間限定的禮盒喔！— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGOappTW) July 26, 2017
Of course, a single tweet from a foreign Pokemon Go account shouldn't be considered definitive proof that Lugia will eventually leave the game. But, there's enough ambiguity in Pokemon Go's other comments about the Legendary Bird that players shouldn't be surprises if it eventually is cycled out for a Pokemon like Ho-Oh or Mewtwo.
We've reached out for comment from Niantic but have not heard back at the time of publication. Until we get some clarification either way, players should try to grab a Lugia as quickly as possible.
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