Pokémon fever, dubbed ‘Pokéfever’ has gripped gamers all across the world. In the latest news, Pokémon Go founders and creators, Niantic Labs, have responded to a couple from Ohio, claiming that they caught a legendary Pokémon, that goes by the name of Articuno. For all the diehard fans of the wildly popular game who are Googling terms like, “Pokémon Go Pokémon finder,” “Pokémon Go rare chart,” “Rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go,” “Pokémon Go legendary Pokémon caught,” “How to find legendary Pokémon?”, “How to catch Articuno,” and “Articuno caught,” don’t fret; we’ll tell you everything you need to know about how to catch rare and legendary Pokémon and become Pokémasters!
Niantic Labs Releases Statement about Articuno Appearance
Recently, a couple from Ohio claimed to have acquired Pokémon Go’s first legendary Pokémon, Articuno. Pokémon Go developers Niantic Labs released a statement addressing the appearance, and announcing that they have removed these Pokémon from Pokémon Go players’ accounts. They said, “We recently noticed that a few Legendary Pokémon got into a few accounts when they shouldn’t have. To preserve the game’s integrity and as a measure of fairness, we have rectified the situation and revoked the legendary Pokémon from the Trainers’ accounts.”
Who Found Articuno?
The owner of the Articuno, named Kaitcovey, revealed his finding in a Pokémon Go Facebook group. Apparently, Niantic Labs sent him the legendary blue bird as an apology, after he contacted them about an issue he faced, while playing the game. Kaitcovey also made a video that shows Articuno in Ohio.
How Did Articuno Appear?
So, the question on every gamer’s mind is whether Niantic Labs is handing out rare and legendary Pokémon as apologies, or has the successful game’s data been modified? Lately, many hacker groups have surfaced who dedicatedly manipulate the game’s code, to change Pokémon Effort Values (EVs) and Individual Values (IVs). They do this either through Action Replay-style devices, or downloadable PC software. It hasn’t been established yet whether, an external device has been used to tamper with the game’s code, e.g., changing a Pokedex ID number to Articuno’s ID.
How Do Players Catch Rare and Legendary Pokémon?
For gamers new to Pokémon Go, there are two types of Pokémon Go finds: Rare and Legendary. As the names suggest, the two are extremely tough to locate, some more than others. The only way of finding Rare and Legendary Pokémon beasts is to travel and move around your area as much as is humanly possible. The other solution is to keep playing the game in order to ascend to higher levels, so that the chances of finding a Rare or Legendary Pokémon become better. Gamers may also utilize the Nearby Tracker, to locate Pokémon’s in the immediate vicinity.
We’ve compiled a list of 20 rarest Pokémon:
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Niantic Labs Releases Pokémon Go Update
— Pokémon GO (@PokémonGoApp) 3 August 2016
In breaking news, Niantic Labs updated Pokémon Go, and now it doesn’t allow certain third party apps. They released a statement saying, “We have limited access by third-party services which were interfering with our ability to maintain quality of service for our users and to bring Pokémon Go to users around the world. The large number of users has made the roll-out of Pokémon Go around the world an… interesting… challenge.”
After the update, Pokémasters have reported that Pokémon have generally become harder to catch! Pokémon Go addicts took to Twitter to express their frustration and disappointment at not being able to catch ‘em all. The most common complaint is that they are being forced to use more Pokéballs to catch even low-CP monsters. Another complaint is that Niantic Labs has changed how often the game scans for new Pokémon. Yet another bug that has dogged Pokémon Go players since the launch of the game, is the faulty egg-hatching counter.
In response, Niantic Labs released a statement, saying that they are “working crazy hours to keep the game running,” and that they’re busy “working on the game non-stop,” until they solve all the problems being faced by game users.
Niantic Releases Statement on the Three-Step “Nearby” Feature
Trainers, we want to explain some of the changes related to the recent update. Click here: https://t.co/Rrg4SHligA
— Pokémon GO (@PokémonGoApp) 2 August 2016
As many of you know, we recently made some changes to Pokémon GO.
– We have removed the ‘3-step’ display in order to improve upon the underlying design. The original feature, although enjoyed by many, was also confusing and did not meet our underlying product goals. We will keep you posted as we strive to improve this feature.
– We have limited access by third-party services which were interfering with our ability to maintain quality of service for our users and to bring Pokémon GO to users around the world. The large number of users has made the roll-out of Pokémon GO around the world an… interesting… challenge. And we aren’t done yet! Yes, Brazil, we want to bring the game to you (and many other countries where it is not yet available).
We have read your posts and emails and we hear the frustration from folks in places where we haven’t launched yet, and from those of you who miss these features. We want you to know that we have been working crazy hours to keep the game running as we continue to launch globally. If you haven’t heard us Tweeting much it’s because we’ve been heads down working on the game. But we’ll do our best going forward to keep you posted on what’s going on.
Be safe, be nice to your fellow trainers, and keep on exploring.
The Pokémon GO team”
Trainers, some iOS users may experience difficulties updating Pokémon GO from version 1.1.0 or earlier. To resolve: https://t.co/Pmc4OvAgbT
— Pokémon GO (@PokémonGoApp) 3 August 2016