Check out the new event that Pokemon Go is testing out: Legendary Lunch Hour! This is a summary of the details you need to know about the event's start & end times, what to do, and more!
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Event Will Launch During Lunch Time
|Event Duration||March 13, 2019 (12:00nn - 1:00pm)|
Pokemon Go will be testing the Legendary Lunch Raid event during lunch time on March 13, 2019. This means that from 12 noon, the number of Legendary Raids in the game will increase for an hour!
Adjusted To Your Local Time Zone
The event has been adjusted to each country's time zone! So do not worry about the Legendary Lunch Raid happening during your local dinnertime!
Increased Number Of Dialga?
Dialga Is The Current Raid Boss
|Duration||March 2, 2019 (Sat) 6:00 - March 29, 2019 (Fri) 5:00|
Since Dialga is the current Raid Boss when the event experiment launches, we may see several Dialga raids during the Legendary Lunch Hour!Check Out The Dialga Raid Battle Strategy Here
Increase Rate Is Not Stated
At the time of writing, it is unclear regarding how much of an increase to the number of Legendary Raids there will be. This will be updated as soon as more details are confirmed.
All Gyms May Be Affected
It is possible that all of the gyms will be affected by the Legendary Lunch Hour. From 12noon until 1pm, every gym may become a Legendary Raid.
Could Mean More Raids In General
In the official statement made by Pokemon Go, they did not state what type of Raids will increase. This may mean that other raids aside from Legendaries will be present.
"...there will be an increased number of raids to test your battle skills alongside your friends, coworkers, and classmates."
Quoted from: Pokemon Go Official Site
EX Raid May Coincide With Event
An EX Raid will also be available to play on the same day as the Legendary Lunch Hour event. If the scheduled time for the EX Raid coincides with the Legendary Lunch Hour, players must decide which event to participate in.Check Out EX Raid Battle Tips Here
EX Raid Gym May Not Be Affected By Lunch Hour
It seems that EX Raid Gyms will not be affected by the Lunch Raid Hour, and that their schedules will not clash with each other.
How To Prepare For Legendary Lunch Hour
Collect Free Raid Passes
You will be able to get one free Raid Pass per day by spinning a Gym's photo disc or going to the Raid screen. Raid passes will carry over to the next day when you don't use them, so horde some Raid Passes before the event!
Consider Buying An Ultra Box
Since there are a ton of Raids that you can participate in during the event, you may want to buy the Ultra Box from the Shop. This includes 15 Premium Raid Passes which you can use for the Legendary Lunch Hour!Check Out The All Shop Item List Here
Plan Your Route
If you want to participate in more Raids during the event, it is recommended that you plan your route ahead of the event. This way you will be able to efficiently take on multiple raids within the time limit!
Be Respectful And Have Fun
It is expected that the event will be crowded due to the number of players who want to raid. If this is the case, remember to show your manners and be respectful to other players in order to make this event a success!
Future Plans For The Event
Experiment Will Decide What Happens To The Event
It is unclear whether this event will be implemented by the game as a recurring event. After the test launch, they will decide whether to add it as a gameplay feature or not.
Statement From Official Site
To give you more ways to enjoy Pokémon GO, we’re trying out a new event called Legendary Lunch Hour! From 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in your local time zone, there will be an increased number of raids to test your battle skills alongside your friends, coworkers, and classmates. The first Legendary Lunch Hour will take place on March 13, and with your help, we hope to make this an event you can enjoy every week!
Date + Time
Mar. 13, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in your local time zone
There will be an increased number of raids during the event hour.
We look forward to your feedback and thank you for helping with testing this new type of event.
—The Pokémon GO team
Quoted from: Pokemon Go Official Site
Starting on March 13, we’ll be trying out an event called Legendary Lunch Hour! Trainers on the go can soon enjoy an increased number of raids from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Learn more: https://t.co/kT5a3mfAG4 pic.twitter.com/P7xNNVOPfd— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) March 7, 2019