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Ho-Oh is now in Pokémon Go for a limited time (update)

The latest legendary to arrive

ho-oh art from pokémon go Niantic/The Pokémon Company

Ho-Oh, one of the Johto region’s two legendary Pokémon, is now obtainable in Pokémon Go. But players will only have a short amount of time to catch the newest addition to the mobile game; it’s available just through Dec. 14.

“Thanks to all your hard work last week, Ho-Oh will appear in Raid Battles until 12/12!” reads a tweet from the game’s official account, posted prior to the deadline extension. The Pokémon essentially serves as an additional prize for players who contributed to last week’s Global Catch Challenge, which offered up a region-exclusive Pokémon if players managed to catch 3 billion monsters within a week’s time.

Unlike Farfetch’d, the Pokémon that U.S. players can catch until 5 p.m. PT today, Nov. 26, as their reward for completing the Global Catch Challenge, Ho-Oh will be found in Raid Battles worldwide. That should make it a little bit easier to find than previous legendary monsters like Entei, Luiga and Mewtwo, all of which were first made available on a much more limited basis.

Update: Niantic extended the length of Ho-Oh’s stay just a week after introducing the Pokémon into the game. Ho-Oh will now be available in Raid Battles until Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. PT.

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