Pokemon Go news: New event update, Raids boss boost and Legendary launch

Pokemon Go news this week includes a new event launching in August

A new Pokemon Go event has been announced for August, with Niantic sponsoring a Pocket Monster adventure in Akron, Ohio.

The new event is being hosted at several locations and will include free admission.

“The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has teamed up with Niantic, Inc., the developer and publisher of Pokémon GO, to encourage Akron residents, visitors and University of Akron students to connect to the downtown neighborhood using the innovative augmented-reality experience of the popular mobile game,” the event description explains.

“Akron will give Trainers the chance to play Pokemon Go together, meet other players and enjoy a variety of real world experiences on Aug. 26 and 27, during The University of Akron’s freshman orientation period, New Roo Weekend, which occurs just before classes begin.”

Unfortunately, no special Pokemon Go Raids have been announced for the event, which has been confirmed to include an increased number of temporary PokeStops, charging stations and seating in public spaces, as well as musicians, activities and other programming.

There is a tagline teasing that more will be included, although fans will have to wait to see what this turns out to be.

The event isn’t being billed as something fans around the globe should be keeping track of, so it’s unlikely we’ll see Mewtwo pop up… Unless it’s already been launched.

Pokemon Go in Downtown Akron is launching on August 26, from 12am to Aug 27 at 11pm EDT.

It’s now been confirmed that for the rest of the month Pokemon Go players will be able to face off against all four Legendary birds, instead of just two.

“Over the past three weeks, thousands of Legendary Pokémon have been defeated in Raid Battles around the world,” a statement from Niantic explains.

“In celebration of this achievement and to give Trainers another chance to catch Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Lugia, all four of these Legendary Pokémon can be battled in Raid Battles from August 14 through August 31.

“Be on the lookout for these Legendary Pokémon at a raid near you.”

It will be the first time that all four tier 5 bosses will be available in Gyms, although the changes don’t stop there.

Niantic also released Mewtwo as part of the recent Pokemon Go Stadium event in Japan.