[Updated] Lugia Raid Battles return in Pokémon GO

Sky Attack will be improved as well, but it still doesn’t have Aeroblast. Lugia can now be Shiny!

Update: Lugia have a chance to be Shiny. If you encounter a Shiny Lugia after winning a Raid Battle, provided you hit it with your Poké Ball you have a 100% catch rate.

A nice pink.

The Legendary Pokémon Lugia returns to Pokémon GO Raid Battles! This does mean a break in generation three Legendary Raid Battles, but many players who missed out on this Legendary have two weeks – until the 2nd of April – to try again.

The Legendary Pokémon Lugia will return to Raid Battles in Pokémon GO on March 16! A powerful Psychic- and Flying-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region, Lugia will appear in Gyms across the globe as the Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza returns to the ozone layer. You can challenge Lugia, which will know the newly improved Flying-type move Sky Attack, until April 2. So gather your strongest party to take on this Legendary Pokémon before it returns to the sea!

As mentioned, Sky Attack will get a boost. It is not yet known if other moves will also be adjusted.

Are you keen to try to get a Lugia, or would you prefer a Latios or Latias now?