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Pokémon Go has legendary trios as December’s big research rewards

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Throughout December, trainers will get to catch some birds and beasts all over again

Raikou, Entei and Suicune The Pokémon Company

Pokémon Go players have another chance to receive two sets of popular legendaries in December, in case they missed out on them in the past. That is, if you’re good about doing your daily research tasks — as the legendary bird and legendary dog trios will be exclusive rewards for anyone who completes their seven-day research breakthrough streak.

The Pokémon Go Twitter account confirmed that December will bring the following Pokémon to gift boxes awarded to players who fill out their quest checklists for the entirety of December: Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres (the birds), and Raikou, Entei and Suicune (the dogs). It sounds like which one you get is random, however, so all you can do is cross your fingers and hope you’ll get the exact legendary you’re looking for.

All six of these legendary Pokémon have been available during Raid Battles before, and the whole set entered the game more than a year ago. In April, Moltres was even available for players to capture after completing the first-possible research breakthrough, which they unlock after seven straight days of questing. But it never hurts to get more of some of the most powerful Pokémon in the game, right? In December, there will be no Raiding required to have a chance at collecting these legendaries, either.

Also coming soon, and perhaps more excitingly, is a mega-reprisal of 2018’s community days. Niantic will bring back every Pokémon it celebrated for its weekend events for a large celebration where players will be able to catch each of these popular Pokémon once more. On the list are Charmander, Chikorita, Larvitar, and Pikachu, among many others. This special campaign begins this Friday, Nov. 30, and will conclude next Monday, Dec. 3.