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Pokemon Go: Kyurem expected to be the next legend released

Published: 27/Apr/2020 14:49

by Paul Cot


It’s looking like Kyurem will be the next legendary Pokemon to be added to Pokemon Go.

Why do we suspect that? References to Kyurem have been found in the Pokemon Go Game Master (GM) file. For those of you who don’t know, this is a file that sits on your iPhone or Android device which makes the game run smoother.


Specifically modifications to the Gen 5 legend’s model height were found. Kyurem itself has been in the game’s code ever since generation 5 started rolling out, though.

Kyurem Pokemon Go
Kyurem could be the next legendary Pokemon to come to the mobile game…

Interestingly that code differentiates between Kyurem, White Kyurem and Black Kyurem even though they share the same Pokedex entry. This shows it’s almost certain that all three will be available at some point. For now though, it looks ‘standard’ Kyurem is up first as this would be the most logical way to release it.


When will Kyurem release?

With Landorus’ stay in Raid Battles being extended to April 28, the next legend should be just around the corner. Assuming Kyurem is indeed next, then we can expect to hear about at the beginning of next week on April 27.

With each of the Swords of Justice and Forces of Nature having already been released, there are only a few Gen 5 legends remaining. These include the Therian Forms of Tornadus, Thundurus and Landorus along with the more powerful two of the Tao Trio – Reshiram and Zekrom. So, logically, that’s why Kyurem should be next.

White Black Kyurem
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White and Black Kyurem will likely be released after Kyurem as they’re both more powerful…


There will be inevitably a lot of hype surrounding the release of Kyurem but it won’t be shaking up the Pokemon Go meta. Unfortunately while it stats are very good, as would be expected for such a high profile legend, they just aren’t good enough.


This makes sense considering White and Black Kyurem will be coming in the future and Reshiram/Zekrom are known to be more powerful. So, at least for the being, Dialga will retain its throne of being the go-to Master League Pokemon.

The Temporal Pokemon has a superior typing in addition to higher stats. Meanwhile, Kyurem will be weak against more types as well as having far fewer resistances.

It’s not all bad news however, as Kyurem will have Dragon Breath, Dragon Claw, Draco Meteor and Icy Wind to fall back on. Now all that’s left to do is wait for Niantic to make the announcement!


Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.


That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!


Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.


While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.


So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.


Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

Snivy Pokemon Go
Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.


Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.