After a month of hunting down Raikou, Pokemon GO players in the Americas are more than ready for the legendary rotation. It's been a mystery which of the hounds would arrive next, but the secret is finally out. Entei is coming to America.
Pokemon GO players have a month to catch each of the generation two legendary beasts and Raikou was the first to visit the Americas. Now that the first month is coming to close, Raikou will travel to another region and it appears and Entei will take its place in America.
Niantic confirmed the news on its social media accounts...
Get fired up, Trainers!🔥 Entei is now available in the Americas. pic.twitter.com/Gpjzjacu7B— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) September 30, 2017
Entei is a Fire-Type pokemon, which means that players will want to power up their strongest Water-,Rock-, and Ground-Types before facing off against the new level five Legendary Raid Boss. There are lots of good choices for this fight, so most players should have a strong roster full of Vaporeans, Ttars, Golems, and Rhydons. It took an average of seven players to defeat Raikou, so that will likely also be the case for Entei.
Don't be too disappointed if you are still seeing Raikou instead of Entei at your local gyms, it will likely take at least a few hours for the changes to roll out everywhere.
After hunting Entei down and mastering the fight and catch, we'll report back on the best strategies. Good luck out there, trainers!
Pokemon GO is available now in select regions on Android and iOS devices.