The Legendary Birds have returned to Pokemon Go...but you have to be in Copenhagen to get one.
Pokemon Go is holding one of its Safari Zone live events at the Fisketorvet mall in Copenhagen, Denmark. The event gives players a chance to capture certain rare Pokemon, including regional-exclusive Pokemon that usually don't appear in Europe.
However, what players attending the event weren't expecting to see were the Legendary Birds, powerful Pokemon that terrorized Pokemon Go over the summer. While players had a chance to battle Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Lugia via raids throughout the summer, Pokemon Go pulled the Pokemon in September in order to introduce the Legendary Beasts Entei, Raikou, and Suicune.
We knew that the Legendary Pokemon wouldn't permanently disappear from Pokemon Go, but no one was expecting them to appear this soon, especially without any sort of announcement or tease.
So far, there's been confirmed sightings of Articuno and Moltres at the event, but we bet that at least Zapdos will be making an appearance soon.
Interestingly, Pokemon Go didn't have ANY raids at past Safari Zone events, claiming that they wanted to keep network traffic as free as possible so that players could enjoy the event. Pokemon Go infamously had major network issues at Pokemon Go Fest, which prevented many of the 10,000 or so players from participating at the event at all.
So, could this mean that the Legendary Birds will make an appearance in other parts of the world soon? Or is this fated to be a one-time appearance. Honestly, we have no idea, but the fact that Pokemon Go just got a little more unpredictable is pretty exciting.