Pokemon Go news: New event release, EX Raid reveal, Legendary update

POKEMON GO news this week includes a new event release, a big EX Raid reveal and a Legendary update.

A new Pokemon Go event is kicking off this weekend, although it won’t be as far-reaching as the recent Halloween run.

Unlike the spooky event that just finished, the new Pokemon Go event will be held in South Korea.

Pokemon Go fans can expect a very big update to be released by Niantic that could change the game entirely.


The new Pokemon Go launch will be nationwide, although the big events will be held in Seoul and will include a series of legendary bird encounters.

The official Korean site confirms that all spawns will increase during the week in question, with  Mr.Mime and Unown also included.

Niantic is planning to host a Pokemon Go Festa in South Korea from November 4 to November 12.

Fans can expect more Pokemon to appear in the country for the duration of the event, and from November 10 to November 12, Trainers in Seoul, South Korea will be able to battle Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Lugia in Raid Battles.

TRANSLATION: “Pokemon FESTA, hosted by Pokemon Korea, will be held in Korea from November 4 (Sat) to November 12 (Sun). During this event, the probability of appearance of Pokemon is higher than usual in all parts of Korea (except for some areas)!

“There is even more amazing news during the period from November 10 (Fri) to November 12 (Sun). The trainers in Seoul are able to play raider battles with ‘Frezer’, ‘Thunder’, ‘Fire’ and ‘Luigi’ (except for Lotte World Mall). Pokemon ‘Mime Man’ And ‘Anon-nong’.”

While this won’t be open to Trainers in the UK, there’s the big question of whether Niantic will launch something for everyone during this week in November.

They did it in Japan and could do something connected with Legendary Pokemon as a way of bridging the gap between then and the new Gen 3 releases in December.

It was recently revealed that Niantic are planning to change how Pokemon Go EX Raidsare launched.

The development team confirmed that after a lengthy playtest period, the studio were looking to improve on invites currently work.

EX Raid Battles are similar to existing Raid Battles, differing in the fact that Trainers need to be invited to join an Exclusive Raid Battle.

To receive an invite to participate in an Exclusive Raid Battle, Trainers must have successfully completed a raid recently, by defeating the Raid Boss, at the Gym where it will be taking place.

The invitations will include advance warning of when the Exclusive Raid will take place, which has recently been cut down to around 24hrs.

However, it appears that Niantic are ready to tinker with the original format for EX Raids again.

“Trainers, thank you for your feedback on EX Raid Battles,” the official Pokemon Go Twitter account revealed.

“We’re working to improve the invitation system based on what we heard from you.”

Just how this will be done is anyone’s guess but it’s possible that a new beta build could be made ready for wider use by the end of the Pokemon Go Halloween event.

Pokemon Go developer Niantic has made big changes to the latest round of Legendary Raids.

After Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres and Lugia left Pokemon Go on August 31, Niantic introduced new Legendary Raids featuring Raikou, Entei, and Suicune.

Raikou, Entei, and Suicune will appear in Legendary Pokemon Raids until the end of November, but they won’t appear in the same region at the same time.

Entei was available recently in North and South America, UK players can capture Suicune, while players in Asia are able to battle Raikou.

But that all changed on October 31, when the Legendary Pokemon changed for the final time.

UK and European players can now capture Raikou, North and South American Trainers can battle Suicune, while Asian fans can pick up Entei.