Pokemon Go news: Niantic update, Mewtwo Raids reveal, new event XP

POKEMON GO news this week includes a new Niantic update, the latest Mewtwo Raid reveals and another event countdown.

Pocket Monsters fans have been treated to a new wave of game updates this week, although they might not have included everything they wanted.

Fans have been waiting for the game’s next killer feature to be announced.

Two new patches have now been datamined by Trainers, who have mostly found backend changes, with fans still waiting for that big Pokemon Go news.

Plenty of bugfixes have been noted, while a lot of the game’s code appears to be getting an overhaul.

One of those issues being sorted in the latest Pokemon Go build is the timezone bug, which has left some players with a broken time display.

Times from the UTC region were being shown for some Trainers, although this appears to have been fixed in this latest release.

But while it’s great that a lot of little problems might be getting fixed, the bad news is that Niantic’s latest feature is not included.

Fans are holding out hope that they will see the launch of new single-player quests that were recently found in previous datamine effort, in March.

While evidence of the new feature was found in an earlier version of the game, Niantic appears to have removed all mention of the new quest feature.

And unfortunately, this latest Pokemon Go update did not bring it back.

The development team may have withdrawn quests while it continues to work them, but either way, it could be a long time before we see quests in Pokemon Go.

When launched this could add a new multi-quest system to the game, complete with a greater emphasis on supporting characters.

And an in-game quest system that incorporates new characters and pre-conditions that boast increasing levels of difficulty and progress would prove very popular with Trainers.

Until Trainers find out more about Niantic’s latest feature through official channels, they can at least enjoy the new event.

Niantic have been busy conducting a Legendary clash between Raids bosses this week, with the winner effecting how the game’s next event bonuses would run.

And Having seen Rayquaza proven victorious and Groudon and Kyogre removed from Gyms, there are now new rewards to enjoy.

A new Pokemon Go event has now kicked off which will be offering special bonuses.

These will include Pokemon hatching from eggs that prefer Windy weather – Pocket Monsters like Abra, Slowpoke and Bagdon.

Raid Battles will also be affected in the same way, while Double XP rewards are also available to those who play until March 16.

The new event bonuses are available from today and will fill the void before the next Community Day.

“The ancient Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza has proven victorious!” a message from Niantic explains.

As mentioned above, Trainers have around a week left of the new XP bonuses, before they disappear on Friday, March 16.

It follows news that a new round of Mewtwo EX Raid invites have been sent out this week.

There’s already been invites for March 9, and 16, and now it appears another wave is set to allow Trainers to take on the Legendary challenge again, the following day.

Niantic have confirmed that they are still experimenting with how the EX Raid system works, meaning that more invites could be sent out in the days to come.