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Pokemon Go: Legendary Pokemon coming this summer

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Joel McHale hosted the 21st Webby Awards, because they couldn't afford Will Arnett. Niantic's own Archit Bhargava accepted the award Pokemon Go won for The Best Mobile Game. Mr Bhargava took the opportunity to share the news about the legendary summer that awaits us this year.

It's kind of official, folks! One of the moments we're all been waiting for: Legendary Pokemon are finally going to make an appearance in the AR game this summer. 

Global marketing product lead for Niantic, Archit Bhargava bought us the news while giving his acceptance speech at the 21st Annual Webby awards. We bring you the speech, in full, right here:

"This summer will be legendary."

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And if you want to watch it all play out, go to the top of this article and fast forward to the 18:50 mark. Does anyone still say "fast-forward"?

You know you and your game have made it when a single word can set the Internet ablaze and make thousands upon thousands of people begin speculating when exactly something will happen and whether or not it will be a part of some kind of an anniversary event. 

The 21st Webby Awards were hosted by Joel McHale this year. His humour is, to say the least, not everyone's cup of tea and some cringe-worthy moments have occurred during the course of the ceremony. But we're not here to talk about Mr McHale or the fact that the word "cringe" is making me throw up in my mouth a little bit every time I hear or read it.

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Niantic did confirm that 2017 will be the year Gen 1 and Gen 2 Legendary Pokemon join the Go family, and that happened back in March. The company will probably give us some juicier details like the exact date the Legendaries will arrive on, when they hold their E3 festivities. 

The festivities will include a Direct-style presentation and a series of Treehouse Live segments.