Niantic Detail the Return of all Previously Encountered Legendary Pokémon & Reveal Global Mewtwo Exclusive Raid Battles

Disappointed you couldn’t make it to the Pokémon GO Stadium event in Yohama, Japan and catch your very own Mewtwo? Not to worry, because Niantic have you back!


In a whole new blog post, Niantic detail Mewtwo exclusive Raid Battles that will take place all over the world, which players who met certain conditions, will be able to take part in and the likes of Lugia, Articuno, Moltes and Zapdos will also be making a return a little later on this month and we’ve got the full details right here:


Mewtwo Coming to Exclusive Raid Battles Soon!:

(14th of August, 2017)



Earlier today, Trainers battled against the Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo at the Pokémon GO Stadium event in Yokohama, Japan. Thousands of Trainers in attendance were able to successfully catch Mewtwo and add it to their Pokédexes. In the coming weeks, you, too, will have the opportunity to battle and catch Mewtwo with the new Exclusive Raid Battle feature.

Exclusive Raid Battles are similar to existing Raid Battles, with a few notable differences. Exclusive raids will periodically appear at Gyms around the world; however, unlike existing raids, Trainers will be invited to join an Exclusive Raid Battle. To receive an invitation to participate in an Exclusive Raid Battle, Trainers must have successfully completed a raid recently, by defeating the Raid Boss, at the Gym where the Exclusive Raid Battle will be taking place. The invitations will include advance warning of when the Exclusive Raid will take place, giving them ample time to coordinate with other Trainers before taking on the powerful Raid Boss.

Mewtwo is the first Pokémon that Trainers will be able to face in Exclusive Raid Battles, but other powerful Pokémon may also start to hatch from the Raid Eggs found at Exclusive Raid Battles over the next several weeks. Make sure you’re prepared to battle Mewtwo by powering up your Pokémon and battling in raids at Gyms near you!

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Legendary Pokémon Take Flight:

Over the past three weeks, thousands of Legendary Pokémon have been defeated in Raid Battles around the world. In celebration of this achievement and to give Trainers another chance to catch Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Lugia, all four of these Legendary Pokémon can be battled in Raid Battles from August 14 through August 31. Be on the lookout for these Legendary Pokémon at a raid near you!


The Pokémon GO team



To the players who have given up on Pokémon GO, we ask, is this enough to bring you back to the app, or is it too late as you find yourself focusing on other things instead?




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