Another Legendary Pokemon is returning soon in Pokemon Go. Heatran, the Lava Dome Pokemon, will appear again in Raid Battles beginning today, August 21, at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET, making this your first chance to catch it since January.
Heatran will be featured as a five-star Raid boss until September 10, giving you a few weeks to add one to your collection. As a Fire/Steel type, Heatran is particularly weak to Ground Pokemon, so you’ll want to stack your team with those (as well as some Water and Fighting types) before challenging it. You can read more about Heatran’s return on the Pokemon Go website.
Heatran will arrive just as Pokemon Go’s current five-star Raid boss, Genesect, leaves the game. The Mythical Pokemon is appearing in Raids as part of the ongoing Unova Week event, which also makes some Gen 5 Pokemon like Cottonee, Emolga, and others more common in the wild. Unova Week is scheduled to end on August 21 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET.
That’s not all that’s happening in Pokemon Go this week; Niantic recently announced it will also hold another makeup event in the game. From August 21-26, players will be able to complete new Timed Research tasks, giving them another opportunity to unlock the rewards that were offered during the recent Dragon Week event.
On top of that, Niantic will hold a poll to determine the next two Community Day Pokemon this weekend. Players will be able to cast a vote for one of four Pokemon–Caterpie, Charmander, Grimer, or Porygon–on August 22. The Pokemon with the most votes will be featured during September’s Community Day, while the runner-up will be featured during October’s.
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