After some poor communication about their release, Lucky Pokémon are now live in Pokémon GO. These are an unique variant of Pokémon that are unlocked by trading. These Pokémon require 50% less Stardust to power up. Pokémon are more likely to become Lucky if they are older. SOURCE: Niantic
2. RAIKOU RETURNS VIA RESEARCH
The Legendary Pokémon Raikou will be returning soon! On August 1 at 1:00 PM PDT, Raikou will replace Snorlax as the Research Breakthrough encounter.
If you want to get a Snorlax with Body Slam before it disappears, make sure to work towards it in these next few days. If you want to get a Raikou instead, do not claim your seventh Stamp until after 1:00 PM PDT on August 1. And one more reminder: the summer-style Pikachu will disappear 24 hours prior to Raikou's return. SOURCE: Niantic
3. WEEKEND TRIVIA
This Pokémon will come out during storms in an attempt to be struck by lightning. In fact, some towns use it as a lightning rod. Who's that Pokémon: Jolteon, Dedenne, Zebstrika, or Electabuzz?
The correct answer is Electabuzz. TRIVIA SOURCE: The Pokémon Company's Official Pokédex
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