Pokémon Go players receive another free upgrade – catching Galarian birds becomes easy with new item


POKÉMON Go has added a new item to the game that fans have been begging for.

With more difficult to catch Pokémon being added to the game, players have long hoped better balls would be added.

The Master Ball is coming soon.

Luckily, Niantic has answered fans’ prayers, and Master Balls with a guaranteed catch rate will soon be added.

A Master Ball will be among the rewards for completing the Seasonal Special Research which will be released on Monday, May 22, 2023.

Rewards can be claimed until Thursday, June 1, 2023, giving players just over a week to grab their ball.

Details about the Let’s Go event and research have not been released yet, but we know that it will involve news on Team Rocket’s latest plans.

The Master Ball is just one of the rewards which will be available as part of the special research task, and will be a rare item going forward.

It will not be a one-time addition, though, as the press release tells fans to “keep a lookout for future opportunities in Pokémon Go to acquire more!”

This has been an exciting announcement for players, particularly those who are filling out their Pokédex.

Some Pokémon, such as Legendary ‘mons, have a very low catch rate of just 2%.

However, there are three Pokémon which are well-known as being difficult to catch.

The Galarian birds have a terrible 0.3% catch rate, and are also highly likely to flee after just one or two attempts to catch them.

Galarian Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres are often prized among Pokémon Go players, with a very low chance to spawn even before you attempt to catch them.

With the addition of the Master Ball to the game, players are hoping that the next time they see one, it won’t get away.

You can read more about it in Niantic’s latest blog post.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.