Pokemon Go Adds Its First Mega Legendary Pokemon

Mega Latios and Mega Latias are debuting during this week's Air Adventures event.

Kevin Knezevic Former staff writer
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Mega Latios and Mega Latias are making their first appearance in Pokemon Go this week.


Following its big Mega Evolution revamp, Pokemon Go is introducing its first Mega Legendary Pokemon. Mega Latios and Mega Latias are making their debut during the Air Adventures event, which will also feature special Pokemon spawns and research tasks. Here's everything you need to know about the new event.

Event schedule

The Pokemon Air Adventures event kicks off May 3 at 10 a.m. local time and runs until May 8 at 8 p.m. local time.

Mega Legendaries

Headlining the Pokemon Air Adventures event are Mega Latios and Mega Latias, which will be appearing in Mega Raids for the first time. Any Latios that you catch during the event will know the Charged Attack Luster Purge, while Latias will know the Charged Attack Mist Ball.

Featured Pokemon

In addition to Mega Latios and Mega Latias, you'll encounter the following Pokemon in the wild and in lower-tier raid battles during the Air Adventures event:

Wild spawns

  • Flying Pikachu
  • Charizard
  • Jigglypuff
  • Meowth
  • Psyduck
  • Doduo
  • Magikarp
  • Mantine
  • Wingull
  • Swablu
  • Drifloon

7 km eggs

  • Togepi
  • Mantyke
  • Emolga
  • Noibat

Three-star raids

  • Charizard
  • Lapras
  • Togekiss

Other event features

On top of the featured Pokemon, eggs will be hatching more quickly during the Air Adventures event. Any eggs you place in incubators will hatch at half the distance they typically require. You'll also be able to get new, themed stickers from PokeStops, gifts and the in-game item shop.

That's not all that's happening in Pokemon Go this month. The island guardian Tapu Fini is debuting in five-star raids starting May 10, and there will be an Alolan Geodude Community Day event on May 21. You can see everything else going on in the game in our Pokemon Go May events roundup.