How to find all the rare and legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Tips and Tricks for Finding Rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go


Pokémon Go was released on June 6, and since then, the entire world has pretty much become obsessed.  And how could you not be?  If you haven’t, check out the game trailer below.  If you are a Pokémon fan, Pokémon Go is basically a dream come true.

Catching all the Pokémon isn’t easy though.  After all, this game is set in the real world!


Your location determines which Pokémon you will have a chance to catch.  In big urban areas, you will find a lot—but some rare Pokémon will only show up out in the middle of nowhere.


This makes sense.  This is a game which rewards players literally for taking the road less traveled.  So if you aren’t finding as many rare Pokémon as you want, try venturing out into the countryside.


Here is another weird tip.  A user on Reddit discovered that high cell activity areas in the game Ingress also seem to have more rare and powerful Pokémon.  So you can try downloading Ingress to help you out.


Make sure that you always play Pokémon Go anytime you are in a location you do not usually frequent.  You do not want to miss any prime opportunities.


Also note that the more you rank up, the more powerful Pokémon you will find.


So what about finding Legendaries?  So far we’ve heard nothing from Niantic about that.  In all likelihood, we will have to wait for the developer to host some special events.  If you are lucky enough (and skilled enough) to participate, you will have a chance at catching some.


What Legendaries are likely?  Here are the 5 we have seen in trailers or picked up on through rumors:


  • Mew
  • Mewtwo
  • Articuno
  • Zapdos
  • Moltres


We will have to wait to hear more from Niantic about the Legendaries.  Until then, you probably are not going to run across any as you are walking down the street on your way to the store.  Be sure to check back frequently for more news on Pokémon Go.  Good luck, and have fun catching ‘em all!