Since the legendary bird Articuno accidentally appeared for a Pokémon GO player in Ohio, there have been no other sightings of the rare Pokémon in the mobile game. In a recent interview with Wired’s German division, Hanke states who recently teased the possibility for legendary Pokémon making an appearance in future Pokémon GO updates.  The update would include the three legendary birds Articuno, Zapados, and Moltres along with Mew and Mewtwo.  This claim is only backed up by Archit Bhargava, Niantic’s global marketing lead’s, acceptance speech at the 21st Annual Webby awards saying “This summer will be legendary!” To see the short speech check out 19:00-19:20 of the video for Bhargava’s acceptance of Pokémon GO’s award for Best Mobile game of 2017.

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Christine M
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About me: Christine "smollbirb" Marten is a recent college grad that has been playing video games since she was gifted with her first NES console in 1999. Known as LuxAterna on Steam, she started as a games journalist in 2012 and has been writing about games and the industry since. In college, she acted as the president/clubmother for the gaming club, and hosted her own gaming radio show called SoundWave Games. When she is not gaming she can be seen cosplaying at conventions, working with non-profits that fundraise through video games (like Extra Life and Child's Play), acting as community manager for The Senpai Project, playing League of Legends with friends, or serenading passerbyers with her violin skills on the streets of NYC. She will literally play anything that is thrown at her (but please don't throw to hard she is smoll). She enjoys indie games and horror games especially, and her favorite series of all times is Kingdom Hearts. Her third love, after video games and violin, is puns. Although it is a dangerous life she makes them whenever she hears the opportunity to do so. Christine hopes to bring her own spin on storytelling to the GAW community as she continues to seek out whatever the world has to offer!