POKEMON Go fans are counting down the days until the release of Mewtwo Exclusive Raids.
Pokemon Go developer Niantic has announced plans to hold even more events as the year goes on.
Following recent celebrations in Chicago and Yokohama, Niantic has announced plans to hold two smaller events in San Jose and Philadelphia.
Taking place in September and October, the upcoming Pokemon Go events will feature an increase in PokeStops and wild Pokemon.
Organisers will even close off parts of the city in a bid to encourage attendees to visit landmarks and activity hubs (via Comicbook.com).
It sounds a lot like the recent Pokemon Go event in Chester, where fans were able to visit tourist attractions while capturing Pokemon and special rewards.
Niantic is also sponsoring a Pocket Monster adventure in Akron, Ohio on August 26 and 27.
“The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has teamed up with Niantic, Inc., the developer and publisher of Pokémon GO, to encourage Akron residents, visitors and University of Akron students to connect to the downtown neighbourhood using the innovative augmented-reality experience of the popular mobile game,” the event description explains.
“Akron will give Trainers the chance to play Pokemon Go together, meet other players and enjoy a variety of real world experiences on Aug. 26 and 27, during The University of Akron’s freshman orientation period, New Roo Weekend, which occurs just before classes begin.”
While no new events have been announced for the UK, regional Pokemon Go events look like they’re here to stay.
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Pokemon Go fans are counting down the days until the release of Mewtwo and Exclusive Raids.
Niantic hasn’t announced an official release date for the UK, only that Mewtwo will appear in the coming weeks.
But it seems increasingly likely that Mewtwo will join Pokemon Go when the current Legendary event ends at the end of August.
It’s possible the Mewtwo release date will follow on September 1.
Fans should know for sure this week, because Exclusive Raids are an invitation-only affair, which means Niantic would likely send out invites this week.
Niantic explains more: “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 Stay tuned for more information.
Pokemon Go developer Niantic appears to have introduced new Raid rewards to the game.
Trainers are now reportedly getting a mix of all the different Potions available in the game, including Super, Hyper and Max Potions.
One comment on Reddit explains: “Just got 8 hypers, 15 super, no revives, no golden razz, and five rare candy from a tier 4 raid. Did a tier 5 raid an hour prior and got the same previous rewards.”
The change in Raid rewards would make sense, especially as the tougher challenges require a lot of Potions.
Niantic is yet to officially confirm the changes, and may still be tinkering with the rewards system.