Second Pokemon Go Legendary Lunch Hour Event Set For This Week

Back in March, Pokemon Go developer Niantic hosted the game's first Legendary Lunch Hour, a new, experimental event intended to give players more opportunities to challenge Raid Battles alongside their colleagues and classmates. The developer has now announced a second Legendary Lunch Hour, which is set for this Wednesday, April 10.

Just as before, the second Legendary Lunch Hour will take place from 12-1 PM local time. During that window, there will be more five-star Raids featuring Giratina in its Origin Forme, which started appearing for the first time in Pokemon Go earlier this week. Unlike Giratina's Altered Forme, its Origin Forme is serpent-like in appearance and has more attack-oriented stats.

Second Pokemon Go Legendary Lunch Hour Event Set For This Week

Niantic has said it ultimately plans to turn the Legendary Lunch Hour into a regular weekly event, but for the moment, it appears the developer is still experimenting with and refining the event based on player input. "We are continuing to test this event to make it even better," Niantic wrote on the Pokemon Go website. "We understand that not every Trainer can participate in every event, but these tests are the first step in creating more events focused on different play styles."

In the meantime, players still have a few more days to participate in the Bug Out, a Bug Pokemon-focused event running until April 9. Until then, Bug-types like Wurmple, Yanma, and others will appear in the wild more frequently, and you'll have an opportunity to catch Shiny Scyther. There are also special Field Research tasks focusing on Bug Pokemon to complete, and Incenses will last twice as long as normal and attract even more Pokemon.

Pokemon Go's next Community Day is set for April 13, with this month's featured Pokemon being Bagon. Niantic also recently announced it is bringing Pokemon Go Fest back for another year as part of its Summer Tour series of events. This time, the developer will also host Go Fests in Germany and Asia in addition to Chicago.

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