Reports were circulating yesterday that Legendary Pokemon Articuno had popped up at a PokéGym in Ohio. Well, it would turn out that developer Niantic has denied this and said that it has had nothing to do with the rare bird’s appearance. Geek.com reached out to developer Niantic and received the following response.
The Articuno “was not from Niantic. it’s either a spoof or someone hacked the game,” but added that the company is still “looking into it” and there aren’t “clear answers at the moment.”