Moltres Pokemon GO: Rescheduled Moltres Raid Day in Japan Ends

Moltres Pokémon GO raids took place in Japan on Saturday to make up for a cancelled 2018 event
Moltres Pokémon GO raids took place in Japan on Saturday to make up for a cancelled 2018 event /

Moltres Pokémon GO raids took place only in Japan on Saturday, giving Japan-based players the chance to catch Moltres for a special three-hour period. The raids were a compensatory measure by Niantic following earthquakes that forced the cancellation of Japan's original Moltres raid day. Here's what you need to know.

Moltres Pokemon GO: Rescheduled Moltres Raid Day in Japan Ends

The first Moltres raid day took place around the world in September 2018 after players successfully completed Professor Willow's Global Challenge earlier in the month.

Japanese players missed out on the raid day as earthquakes in Hokkaido, Japan forced Niantic to cancel the raid day in the entire region.

Though Niantic made no plans at the time to reschedule the event, it announced a new, Japan-specific Moltres day Thursday to make up for the original's cancellation. The event wrapped Saturday afternoon after giving players a few hours to catch the legendary Pokémon.

Photo courtesy of Niantic/The Pokémon Company