Pokémon GO gives opportunities to players to capture a legendary Xerneas for a limited time.
Nintendo Switch recently released New Pokémon Snap, which is primarily legendary pokémon. Along with them is Xerneas, ready to be captured for a limited time in some upcoming raids. This limited-time offer by Pokémon GO is to excite their promotional event for the new title.
Players are undoubtedly excited and ready to catch this legendary pokémon, but how? It is more challenging than anyone thought. Still, make sure to utilize the opportunity and capture Xerneas.
What is Xerneas?
Before proceeding with how to capture Xerneas, some might be wondering what is it. While some avid players will recognize it since it appeared in X and Y, some new players are clueless.
Xerneas is among the sixth generation of Pokémon. It is a Legendary Pokémon that can rarely be captured in the game (once to be exact). Players strive hard to catch it, so this one-in-a-million opportunity must really be savored.
Sad news, however, only an ordinary Xerneas will be available; the shiny one has yet to debut in the game. According to the developers, it is possible to add it in the near future, depending on Xerneas’ success in the game.
How to catch Xerneas?
Xerneas will debut in Pokémon GO from May 4 to May 18. Truly a limited time that will only last for two weeks.
To capture Xerneas, make sure to participate in five-star raids to get a chance. Only those who are qualified to participate can join, unfortunately. So to those who have not reached that level yet, it’s time to get playing!
While battling to capture Xerneas, choose your strongest pokémon that can counter Xerneas’ attacks. As the first Fairy-type Legendary Pokémon, Xerneas is susceptible to Steel and Poison-type attacks. It will be more possible to catch it if it is battling against those categories. Here are some Pokémon that are effective to compete against Xerneas:
- Mega Beedrill
- Mega Genga
- Mega Venusaur
During the battle with Xerneas, do not use Fighting, Dark, Bug, and Dragon-types. These categories only impact less damage than the others because of Xerneas’ high resistance. Additionally, due to Xerneas strength, it is best to have friends during the battle to increase the chance of catching it. Pokémon GO allows three to four players.
Xerneas will during the Luminous Legends X event, so make sure to grab this chance to capture it.
Xerneas’ debut on Pokémon GO is what makes this event and the upcoming raids more special. This is a limited opportunity to capture it, so do your best to level up and prepare your best attack to counter it. Play Pokémon GO on Nintendo Switch or gaming phones like Xperia 1.