Pokémon GO: How To Find (& Catch) Galarian Articuno

During the Special Research Quest, "A Mysterious Incense," Trainers can acquire a special item that can be used to find and catch Galarian Articuno, a Legendary Psychic and Flying-type Pokémon in Pokémon GO. This quest item is known as Daily Adventure Incense, a unique Incense variant that Trainers can activate to attract wild Pokémon for a 15-minute duration. However, unlike normal Incense, this type only works when the player is moving.

Daily Adventure Incense will be supplied to the Trainer once they've begun the Special Research Quest in Pokémon GO, "A Mysterious Incense." At 12 a.m. local time, this Incense will be automatically added to the Item Bag without cost. Only one Daily Adventure Incense can be held at a time and must be activated before the daily reset can be restocked. A useful feature of this Incense is granting players 30 free Poké Balls if they use the Incense if they own fewer than 30 Poké Balls. This also applies to Great Balls and Ultra Balls. As noted previously, the Trainer's avatar must be mobile within the AR world for the Incense to work, meaning that a stationary player cannot attract wild Pokémon.


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Once a Daily Adventure Incense in Pokémon GO has been activated, Galarian Articuno can potentially appear near the Trainer while they are moving. Since Galarian Articuno is a rare Legendary Encounter, it can be extremely challenging to capture, with an extremely low Base Catch Rate and an exceptionally high Flee Rate.

Catching Galarian Articuno In Pokémon GO

Catching Galarian Articuno In Pokémon GO

After encountering Galarian Articuno in Pokémon GO, Trainers can utilize the Catch Rate modifiers that they use for normal wild Pokémon. Additional techniques include the following:

  • Razz Berry: Feeding this item to Galarian Articuno will increase its Catch Rate's chance of success by ×1.5.
  • Golden Razz Berry: This consumable is an enhanced variant of the Razz Berry, boosting Catch Rate by ×2.5.
  • Landing a Nice throw: If Trainers land this type of throw, their chance of catching Galarian Articuno increases by ×1 to ×1.3.
  • Landing a Great throw: Landing this throw will bolster the Catch Rate by ×1.3 to ×1.7.
  • Landing an Excellent throw in Pokémon GO: If players manage to land an Excellent throw, their chances of success will be boosted by ×1.7 to ×2.
  • Psychic Medal: This Medal grants a Catch Bonus for Psychic-type Pokémon.
  • Bird Keeper Medal: A Catch Bonus will be provided for Flying-type Pokémon with this Medal.

Once players have caught Galarian Articuno in Pokémon GO, it might be helpful if they understand the Legendary's best Moveset, strengths, and weaknesses. Below is a list of this information:

  • Best Moveset: Fast Move - Confusion Charged Move - Brave Bird
  • Strong Against: Fighting, Grass, Psychic, Ground
  • Weak Against: Rock, Ghost, Electric, Ice, Dark