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February 8, 2018
Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza Descends from the Skies in Pokémon GO

Niantic, Inc. and The Pokémon Company International have released Pokémon GO’s newest Legendary Pokémon: the Hoenn region’s Rayquaza, which originally appeared in Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire. From February 9 until March 16, Trainers will be able to discover and catch the Sky High Pokémon in Raid Battles around the world. The Pokémon brand is celebrating the year of Legendary Pokémon in 2018 and the introduction of Rayquaza to Pokémon GO is a new addition to the many ways fans can engage with these powerful Pokémon.

Rayquaza will be joined by several Dragon- and Flying-type Pokémon originally from the Hoenn region, that will also be making their first appearance in Pokémon GO starting Friday. In celebration of over 100 Hoenn region Pokémon becoming available in the game, every Pokémon encountered in the wild from now until February 13 will be one originally discovered in the Hoenn region.

February 14 marks the departure of the Legendary Water-type Pokémon Kyogre from Raid Battles.

To help Trainers fill out their growing Pokédexes, new special boxes containing Raid Passes, Incubators, and Star Pieces will be available in the in-game store until February 23. Lure Modules will continue to have an extended six-hour duration until February 23.

To learn more about Pokémon GO, please visit the official Pokémon GO blog at PokémonGOLive.com.

Trainers can also stay up-to-date on Pokémon GO announcements by following the game on Twitter or liking it on Facebook.

About Pokémon

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit Pokemon.com.

About Niantic, Inc.

Niantic, Inc., builds mobile real-world experiences that foster fun, exploration, discovery and social interaction. Originally incubated within Google, Niantic, Inc., spun out in 2015, with investments from Google, The Pokémon Company, and Nintendo. The company’s immersive real-world mobile games Pokémon GO, which has been downloaded globally more than 800 million times, and Ingress are available on the App Store and Google Play. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is Niantic, Inc.’s third game and is being co-developed with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. For more information on Niantic, visit NianticLabs.com.

Press Contacts:

FOR PRODUCT-RELATED INQUIRIES:
fortyseven for Niantic
Chris Kramer
(415) 543-9247
niantic@fortyseven.com

FOR BRAND-RELATED INQUIRIES:
TriplePoint PR, for The Pokémon Company International
Andrew Karl
(415) 955-8500
pokemon@triplepointpr.com

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