Research breakthrough now allows Pokémon Go players to obtain Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Kyrogre and Groudon

Trainers in Pokémon Go have the opportunity to complete Research Tasks and collect Legendary Pokémon from now, 1st November until 1st January 2020 at 1 pm (PST (GMT-7). Featuring Gen 1 Legendaries, Zapdos, Articuno and Moltres and Gen 3 legendary Pokémon, Kyogre and Groudon.

There is a chance to capture any of these featured legendary Pokémon in their shiny form as with all Research Breakthrough Pokémon has a shiny variant.

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Type: Ice, Flying

The best of the three of 1st Generation Legendaries due to Articuno Ice type. Articuno is boosted by snow and windy conditions and has a max CP of 3051.

Best Moves: Frost Breath and Ice Beam

Weaknesses: Electric, Fire, Rock and Steel-type moves.


Type: Fire, Flying

Has a higher max CP than Articuno of 3465 but has a very weak defence statistic. Moltres becomes more powerful in Sunny and Windy conditions.

Best Moves: Fire Spin, Sky Attack

Weaknesses: Electric, Rock and Water-type moves.


Type: Electric, Flying

Has the highest max CP and Attack Damage than Articuno and Moltres with a max Cp of 3527 and 253 in attack. Zapdos is boosted in Rain and Windy conditions.

Best Moves: Thunder Shock, Drill Peck

Weaknesses: Ice and Rock-type moves.


Type: Ground

Originally found in the Hoenn Region, this 3rd Generation Legendary Pokémon has a max CP of 4115. Grounds becomes boosted in Sunny conditions.

Best Moves: Dragon Tail and Solar Beam

Weaknesses: Grass, Ice and Water-type moves.


Type: Water

Almost identical stats to Groudon, however, Kyorge has fewer vulnerabilities. Has a max CP of 4115 and will become boosted in Rainy conditions

Best Moves: Waterfall, Hydro Pump

Weaknesses: Electric and Grass-type moves.