ByMichelle Siouty, writer at

The Pokémon franchise contains countless legendary Pokémon, but most people are fans of the original Legendary Birds: Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres.

Today, Nintendo announced that as part of Pokémon's ongoing 20th anniversary celebrations, the Legendary Birds will be made available for the first time with their Hidden Abilities.


Hidden ability: Snow Cloak, which increases its evasion during hail.


Hidden ability: Static, which can paralyze a Pokémon if they attempt a physical attack.


Hidden ability: Flame Body, which can burn other Pokémon.

Check out this video explaining the giveaway below:

Trainers will need to sign up for the Pokémon Trainer Club, available for free on They'll have access to codes that will help unlock the Legendary Birds via a newsletter that will come out during email next month.

In addition, the franchise recently gave away Legendary Golems for using the Pokémon Bank storage app. I know what you're thinking: It's like I'm in elementary school again. I once again have that familiar feeling of wanting to catch 'em all.



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