'Pokémon Go' Egg Pool Changes and Research Breakthrough Updated for May and June

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Latias and Latios are coming to 'Pokemon Go' Niantic

Niantic announced the Egg Pool and Research Breakthrough in Pokémon Go will be updated for May and June. According to the official Pokémon Go blog, when trainers achieve a Research Breakthrough new Legendary Pokémon will appear: Lugia, Ho-Oh, Latios and Latias..

Starting May 1 to June 30, those four Legendary Pokémon will be available outside of special raids.

Lugia and Ho-Oh were recently a part of the Research Breakthrough, but this will be the first time Latios and Latias will appear this way. It's unclear whether their Shiny versions will be available through Research Breakthrough but we will update as soon as we learn more.

Latios and Latias were a part of Special Raid events that gave trainers access to their Shiny versions for the first time in Pokémon Go.

The Regi trio - Regirock, Regice, and Registeel - were consistently the encounters for achieving a Research Breakthrough in past months, but it's unknown if they will stop appearing.

As for the Egg Pool, starting April 26 at 4 p.m. EDT 2km, 5km and 10km Eggs will have different Pokémon hatch from them. According to the blog, these Pokémon were specifically named as being able to hatch in the following Eggs:

  • 2km Eggs will have Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup and Bonsly and more
  • 5km Eggs will have Cubone, Combee, Buizel, Glameow, Bronzor, Skorupi, Croagunk and more
  • 10km Eggs will have Mawile, Absol, Shinx, Cranidos, Shieldon, Riolu and more.

Mawile and Absol are Pokémon that are normally only captured in Raids - aside from special events - so this will give trainers who do not partake in those types of battles have a chance to obtain them. The common theme of these Egg Pool changes is that they will contain more Sinnoh region Pokémon than before. Cranidos, Shieldon and Combee can now be hatched from Eggs for the first time.

What do you think of the upcoming Pokémon Go update? Which of the Legendary Pokémon have you not captured yet? Let us know in the comments section below.

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