Earlier this week, developer Niantic announced a brand-new feature that will be highlighted in the upcoming Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn – Las Vegas event: the Primal Reversion mechanic. Noteworthy, this new in-game feature functions quite similarly to Mega Evolutions, as it also involves its type of currency, Primal Energy.
While we have previously covered how the Primal Reversion mechanic works in Pokemon GO, many Trainers want to know exactly when the Legendary Hoenn region pocket monsters Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon will be released in Pokémon GO.
Pokémon GO Primal Kyogre & Groudon – Release Date
Niantic confirmed Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon to be the first Pokémon that will possess the powerful energy of Primal Reversion. As this next type of evolution poses to be the next evolutionary form possibly greater than Mega Evolutions, Trainers should approach either Pokémon with great caution.
Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon will be available from the 18th to 19th February 2023 between 10 am and 6 pm PST. They will debut in-game during the Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn Global event in Las Vegas, USA. Unfortunately, tickets are sold out for this in-person event, but there will be in-game activities for all Trainers to participate in.
Alongside the Primal Reversion mechanic, a new type of Raid encounter, Primal Raids, will also debut during this event with Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon as the Raid Bosses. In addition, a themed Field Research activity, Primal Surge, will also be available during the event; however, details concerning this activity are still unknown at this time.
Trainers can also earn Primal Energy by joining the Primal Raid battles and from Research activities, but it is yet to be determined if it will be from the Field Research. We will endeavor to update you regarding any further information in subsequent guides. Until then, that's everything you need to know about when Primal Kyogre & Groudon will release in Pokémon GO.