18
Sep
2018

Pokémon Go’s latest third-gen legendary, Deoxys, enters the game

Pokémon Go’s newest EX Raid boss is Deoxys, one of the rarest Pokémon in the franchise. A mythical monster from Hoenn, Deoxys remained one of the few remaining third-generation Pokémon not in the game — making its entrance a big deal for players.

The psychic-type Pokémon from Ruby and Sapphire is able to shift between multiple forms, but only its basic one, or “Normal Forme,” is available in-game for now. The only way to battle Deoxys in any fashion is to receive an invitation to an EX Raid, however, so unless you’re one of the lucky ones, you may not be seeing any form of it at all.

Niantic has regularly tweaked the EX Raid lottery system to allow for more players to have a chance to enter these exclusive gym battles. If you’re lucky to get an EX Raid pass soon, it will qualify you to fight Deoxys.

Now that Deoxys has entered Pokémon Go, it may be time to kick gen-four speculation into high gear. Very few Pokémon from the third generation and below are unobtainable, and Deoxys was one of the final holdouts on the legendary Pokémon side. (We’re still waiting on Jirachi.) Keep your eyes peeled for Sinnoh-region Pokémon over the next few weeks.

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