Last summer Pokémania swept the globe but this year there’s still plenty worth getting excited about – not least the latest Pokémon events, which give you a rare opportunity to catch Legendary Pokémon like Articuno, Moltres, Zapdos and Lugia – not to mention Mewtwo, who recently cropped up in-game (more on that below).
Let’s get straight to the most pressing business of the next Pokémon Go event, as – like developer Niantic – many gamers will no doubt want to move on from the borkage of Chicago’s Pokémon Go Fest.
Pokemon Go Update: Trading and Player Battles
Pokemon company boss Tsunekazu Ishihara has confirmed that trading and player-vs-player battles are in development for the popular mobile title.
Speaking to Bloomberg, Ishihara said “we’ve only achieved 10 percent of what Pokemon and Niantic are trying to do,” hinting at future updates to come. “Going forward we will have to include fundamental Pokémon experiences such as Pokémon trading and peer-to-peer battles, and other possibilities.”
Having not received a mention since back in 2016, it’s reassuring that both features are being worked on at Niantic. Hopefully we’ll receive news on a release date before the end of 2017!
Pokémon Go Update: Changes to raids
Niantic has made a few changes to the in-game raids and not everyone is thrilled. Specifically, there are new prizes to be had when completing raids. Now, it seems you can gain health-restoring potions when completing your adventure, but seeing as that very item can be had for free by spinning Pokéstops, it isn’t all that great an update.
Currently, the only way to get Golden Razz berries is by completing raids, which then allow you to increase your capture chances, as well as Rare Candy, which comes in handy when levelling up any of the Legendary birds. Now, it seems there’s less chance of getting such coveted items with the addition of health potions.
Redditers over on The Silph Road board have carried out some research, and claim Rare Candy and Golden Razz drops are less common now. Whether Niantic will address this or not remains unclear, but most players won’t take the news well.
Pokémon Go Update: Mewtwo
It’s been a long time coming but Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo has finally been unleashed on Pokémon Go. At first, the new animal was only available to those in attendance at Niantic’s Yokohama, Japan event. Players gathered at the Poké fest to take part in three legendary raids, only to discover the genetically-enhanced Poké creature was available for capture.
Now, Mewtwo will be available to the rest of the world in limited-time Exclusive Raid Battles. In order to take part, you’ll need an invitation which will only be extended once you’ve “successfully completed a raid recently, by defeating the Raid Boss, at the Gym where the Exclusive Raid Battle will be taking place,” according to Niantic’s blog.
Having been teased at the end of the recent Pokémon Go legendary raids trailer, Mewtwo has been the subject of some discussion among those still playing Niantic’s massively popular Pokémon title. Meanwhile, Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres are now available in the game until Aug. 31
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