New Pokémon GO Legendaries & 8-Bit Graphics

New Pokémon GO Legendaries Fly-In!

Latios and Latias

Are you guys ready for some new Pokémon GO Legendaries? I’m not going to lie, I have seriously been slacking on the Legendary entries in my PokéDex, but I am so ready for some new Legendary Pokémon.

So it’s been a little while since Pokémon GO released Pokémon from the Hoenn region, so it’s only fair that Hoenn’s Legendary Pokémon would soon follow. If you want to finish your Hoenn PokéDex, you have to catch Latias and Latios as well.

If you aren’t familiar with the Hoenn region and it’s Legendary Pokémon, here is the run down. Latias is the red and white Pokémon and Latios is the blue and white Pokémon, both shown in the image above.

These Pokémon are both Dragon and Psychic-type Pokémon that originate from the Gameboy Advanced games Pokémon Ruby & Pokémon Sapphire. They also appear in the Nintendo 3DS remakes Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

These sensitive Pokémon are drawn to compassionate spirits and are known for being very intelligent. Latias and Latios are also able to communicate with humans telepathically. Pretty cool, huh?

Latias and Latios, also known as the Eon Pokémon, are also built for speed and stealth. They are extremely fast in flight and they each have their own special talents. Latias can make itself virtually invisible by refracting light off of its down, while Latios can fly faster than a jet plane.

These two speedy Legendaries can be found in Pokémon GO Raid Battles. Each one will be available in different regions for a limited time. After a while, their locations will switch, so each region gets a chance to catch them both.

Latias and Latios Raid Battles

Starting on April 2nd Latias will appear in Raid Battles in Europe and Asia. During this time Latios will fly into Raid Battles in North America, South America, and Africa. Make sure to catch whichever Pokémon is available in your area before they switch regions on May 8th.

On May 8th Latias will fly into Raid Battles in North America, South America, and Africa, while Latios will appear in Raid Battles in Europe and Asia. Once the Eon Pokémon have switched regions, you will be able to catch the remaining Legendary Pokémon from Hoenn.

These two stealthy Pokémon will be available to battle and catch in Raid Battles until June 5th, so don’t wait too long or you will miss your chance. They may be available in the future like other Legendary Pokémon have, but we won’t know for sure if and when that will happen.

These strong Legendaries will not be easy to defeat though. It may be a good time to go out and catch some strong Raid Pokémon. Pokémon that are strong against Dragon and Psychic-types would be your best bet, like Mawile and Tyranitar. These two Pokémon will also be available in Raid Battles while Latias and Latios are in the area, so you will have a better chance of defeating and catching the Eon Pokémon.

Time is of the essence, so grab your friends and your strongest Pokémon and take on Latias and Latios while you can. They will be a great addition to your team, and you can impress all your friends with these two Legendary Pokémon.


The Pokémon GO Team Played An April Fools Joke On Trainers!

Pokemon GO 8-Bit

On March 31st, the Pokémon GO Team released an update that was a bit contradictory. The update stated that Trainers could experience Pokémon GO like never before with all new graphics. They also stated that the Pokémon would be displayed in cutting edge quality that would blow your mind.

At first, it seemed like Pokémon GO would be getting a new graphics update to keep up with all the new devices out there, but upon further inspection, it turns out it was just an April Fools joke. All of the Pokémon sprites that appear in Pokémon GO are now displayed in 8-Bit graphics.

I know this must have been disappointing to some Trainers, but I actually love it! Seeing all of my favorite Pokémon displayed in nostalgic 8-Bit graphics just makes me smile. Honestly, I think a lot of the older Trainers that grew up playing Pokémon really can appreciate the 8-Bit sprites.

I feel like the younger Trainers may not be particularly pleased by this stunt, but it’s not permanent. All Pokémon sprites will appear in their old school graphics until April 7th. After that, they will all revert back to their normal Pokémon GO graphics.

Although this was intended to be just a bad April Fools joke, I really enjoyed it. If we were given the option to keep the Pokémon in their 8-Bit forms, I think I would keep them that way. I just like the way it looks for some reason, so I will be enjoying it while I can.


Until next time….be Legendary!






18 thoughts on “New Pokémon GO Legendaries & 8-Bit Graphics

  1. Abraham kidane Reply

    I can easily imagine for someone who is fascinate about pokeman and other related games how interesting they will find your content.The same happens with me because i never had any idea that pokeman are this much interesting.Thank you for your intersting content.I will catch latias to Africa.

    • Tabitha Desjardins Post authorReply

      Hello Abraham,

      I’m so glad that you enjoyed my post about the upcoming Pokémon GO Legionaries. I really hope that all the Pokémon fans out there will enjoy it too. Pokémon GO really is a fun game. I just love how it gets people together and gets them outside in the fresh air. It’s a great way to make new friends too. Thanks again for reading and I hope you catch yourself a Latias!


  2. Matiss Reply

    Hey, Tabitha!

    I actually didn’t know that Pokemon Go do events like this! It’s awesome that they do! Definitely brings a lot more sense of community.
    And I do agree with you on the 8-Bit Graphics. I also do like them. Brings back early childhood memories!


    • Tabitha Desjardins Post authorReply

      Pokémon GO has all kinds of awesome events. They actually have a Community Day once a month where a special Pokémon is featured.This special Pokémon will appear more frequently and you get boosted rewards when you catch that Pokémon. Everyone in the community gets together and tries to catch as many of the featured Pokémon as they can and of course try to evolve the Pokémon as well. It’s so much fun and you get to make lots of new friends at the same time.

      I really miss the 8-Bit graphics of the older games. It definitely brings me back to my childhood and the countless hours I spent playing my favorite games. Some of the best games had 8-Bit graphics. Those were the days.

      Thanks for stopping by!


  3. AJ Reply

    I freaking love pokemon. I think the fact that they can still keep going like they do, and never get old impresses me greatly. This was a great post. thank you.

    • Tabitha Desjardins Post authorReply

      Hello AJ,

      I’m so glad you love Pokémon! It’s so nice to meet a fellow Pokémon fan. When I was a kid, I would have never guessed that Pokémon would still be going strong 22 years later. It’s so amazing that I get to continue to enjoy new and exciting things in the world of Pokémon as an adult. I truly believe that Pokémon will continue to evolve and will be around for years to come.

      Thanks for reading,


  4. BrandonW4 Reply

    This is some pretty good stuff you got here about Pokemon Go. I’m assuming Latios and Latias will be two fairly difficult Pokemon to collect. Are you planning on getting them as well?

    And the April foo’s joke seems pretty kool. Any game that as some playful way of interacting with their gamers is pretty awesome in my opinion.

    Thanks for the information!!

    • Tabitha Desjardins Post authorReply

      Hello Brandon,

      Since Latios and Latias are both Legendary Pokémon, they will be pretty hard to defeat and capture. The good news is that they will appear in Raid Battles, so you won’t have to take them on all by yourself. With Raid Battles, you can gather a bunch of your friends and take on Latios and Latias together. This gives everyone a better chance at taking the Legendary Pokémon down and capturing it. Plus, it’s always a lot more fun to play with your friends. You could even meet some new friends that are taking on the Raid Boss as well. I haven’t had the time to take these two Pokémon on myself, but I hope to soon!

      The Pokemon GO developers are definitely a cool bunch in my book. They are always finding new ways to interact with their players and throwing in some surprises along the way to keep the game fresh and exciting.

      Thanks for stopping by,


  5. Rick Reply

    You’ve just made me smile while working late into the night.

    I remember last year my two teenage kids got me hooked on this. We started driving all around together trying to catch these elusive Pokemons. My daughter got so mad at me when on my first day in the game, I caught a pretty high level Pokemon. I didn’t have to feed it berries or anything. I thought it was nothing big and she started freaking out.

    From that point on we were hooked. It has actually been a fun family experience for us.

    • Tabitha Desjardins Post authorReply

      Hello Rick,

      I’m so glad that my post put a smile on your face. That makes me so happy. I always love hearing stories about family’s playing Pokémon GO together and just having a blast. Sounds like you were a bit of a natural at it too. Catching a high level Pokémon without any Berries is a tough thing to do. I can only image the look on your daughters face when you showed her that awesome Pokémon you caught.

      Those are some great memories that you made together and you can keep those with you for years to come. I hope you continue to make precious memories with you family playing Pokémon GO. You can’t put a price on that. 🙂

      Thanks again for sharing your story.


  6. Jill Reply

    Wow,Tabitha, I didn’t know all this about Pokeman and the whole world of fun to be had out there. It is lovely that this also gets people interacting and being outside too. You have opened my eyes to a totally different world.
    Thank you for this.

    • Tabitha Desjardins Post authorReply

      Hello Jill,

      I’m so glad you stopped by and learned about the wonderful world of Pokémon. Pokémon has been around for 22 years and counting. They are always finding new ways to get people playing and interacting with one another. There are just so many ways to experience the world of Pokémon, and there is something for everyone to enjoy.

      I totally agree that one of the best aspects of Pokémon GO is that it gets people moving, interacting and getting outside to enjoy some fresh air. This is one of their greatest game ideas, since it moves away from the norm of gaming on a console or handheld while staying in the house for hours on end. Sometimes it can be hard to get kids to get off the video game consoles and get outside, so this is a nice compromise. They still get to play a game, but they are also exercising and making new friends at the same time. It’s a win-win situation for parents and kids alike.

      Thanks for checking out the world of Pokémon!


  7. George Reply

    Very nice layout and I learned a lot about Pokemon, had no idea. Love the
    graphics and the cover photo. Nice job!

    • Tabitha Desjardins Post authorReply

      Hello George,

      Thanks for your kind words and honest review of my Pokémon GO post. I’m thrilled that you learned so much about the game. I am always happy to spread the word about all things Pokémon. It’s just so much fun and I don’t want anyone to miss out. If you are up to it, maybe check out the game some time. I promise you won’t regret it.

      Thanks again,


  8. Coucka Reply

    I had no idea that Pokemon was so involved. I guess I am in the generation that didn’t spend much time playing pokemon games, so I am like someone from another country try to learn the language. It sounds fun even though I have no idea how it works.
    Great page 🙂

    • Tabitha Desjardins Post authorReply

      Hello Coucka,

      Thanks for swinging by my post and giving it a read. There really is so much going on in the world of Pokémon. Pokémon GO is pretty involved, but the game gives you hints and teaches you fundamental elements of the game so anyone can play and learn as they go. Some other mobile games like Magikarp Jump and Pokémon Shuffle are simpler and easier to play. They are also great games to play when you need to kill some time, like waiting for a car repair or for a doctors appointment.

      The main Pokémon games that are on Nintendo systems are the most involved of all the games. When I first started playing back when I was just a kid, it took me a while to learn and understand all the mechanics and guidelines needed to fully enjoy the game and be good at it. I learned over time and even now with the newer games, there are some things I have to learn. The games keep changing and new features are always added, so I will have to continue to learn new things to play the newer games. I love learning new things so it shouldn’t be a problem at all.

      Thanks again.


  9. Jessica Reply

    Hello Tabitha,

    I don’t know a lot about Pokemon but these two sound really neat! I had no idea certain events happen in different parts of the world at different times! How cool!

    I think the 8-Bit graphics are neat too! I agree younger people just wouldn’t get it! It just goes to show how we are comfortable with what we are used to! To anyone else the pixel look just wouldn’t have any redeeming qualities at all but if it makes you think of your childhood it becomes a positive!

    • Tabitha Desjardins Post authorReply

      Hello Jessica,

      I am always happy to teach people about Pokémon and spread the fun around. Having worldwide events is such an exciting feature of Pokémon GO. It also keeps players on their toes, and keeps them coming back for the new events in their area. I love that it gets people together and working towards a common goal. Plus, you get to make new friends along the way.

      I completely agree with you about being comfortable with the 8-Bit graphics, because it is something that we know and have enjoyed in the past. Sometimes getting back to the basics of where it all started is just what we need. I really wish the 8-Bit graphics were staying, but sadly they are not. Being reminded of awesome childhood memories is just the cherry on top.

      Thanks for reading.


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