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Pokémon Go’s new legendary Raid Battle features Groudon

The Pokémon Ruby cover star makes its debut

groudon in pokemon go Niantic/The Pokémon Company

Groudon, the legendary Pokémon that graces the cover of Pokémon Ruby, has landed in Pokémon Go.

Groudon is the first legendary from the third generation of games to be obtainable in Pokémon Go. It can be found exclusively in Raid Battles worldwide starting Dec. 15, Niantic announced in a blog post.

The window to battle and capture Groudon is lengthy: Players have until 1 p.m. PT on Jan. 15, 2018 to catch it. That’s a full month to fight the ground-type monster alongside friends and fellow trainers.

Niantic actually teased the impending arrival of Groudon in its teaser for third-gen Pokémon’s entrance into the mobile game from earlier this month. Not seen in the teaser is Groudon’s counterpart from Pokémon Sapphire, Kyogre; fans who have more nostalgia for that version of the Game Boy Advance games will have to keep on waiting.

The good news for anyone who has frustrations with the Raid Battle system in Pokémon Go is that this isn’t one of those EX Raids, which require a premium invite in order to participate. All players are free to try their hand at catching Groudon from today onward.

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