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July 22, 2017
LEGENDARY POKÉMON DEBUT IN POKÉMON GO

Niantic, Inc., and The Pokémon Company International have revealed that the first Legendary Pokémon are now available for Trainers worldwide to discover, battle, and catch in Pokémon GO. Trainers around the world and the attendees at Pokémon GO Fest in Grant Park, Chicago have worked together to catch millions of Pokémon to unlock a variety of in-game bonuses and welcome the Legendary Pokémon, Lugia and Articuno, to Pokémon GO.

Trainers can now team up together to battle Lugia and Articuno in Legendary Raid Battles everywhere starting immediately. Additionally, the Legendary Pokémon Zapdos and Moltres will also soar into Pokémon GO soon.

A new Pokémon GO trailer was recently released, showcasing how Trainers will collaborate to discover, battle, and catch elusive and extremely powerful Legendary Pokémon in epic Raid Battles.

Trainers can also stay up-to-date with 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 www.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 game Ingress has been downloaded more than 20 million times and is played in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Niantic, Inc. also developed and published Pokémon GO, the real-world Pokémon game for iOS and Android mobile devices that was downloaded more than 750 million times in its first year. For more information on Niantic, visit www.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
akarl@triplepointpr.com

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