Pokemon Go update: New Raids tool could transform the game’s best feature

A NEW Pokemon Go update brought us Raids and now a new tool has launched that could make the game’s latest feature even better.

Like in a lot of games, fans end up pulling together and tackling challenges via online forums and events.

Some even go the extra distance and get organised into groups, dedicated to eSports or other in-game activities.

Clans are also pretty common in the biggest titles and now we may be about to see a similar thing happen in Pokemon Go.

The popular Android and iOS title has a loyal following and a dedicated fanbase who like to know everything about the game.

And the latest Pokemon Go update may have brought fans an even bigger incentive in working together.

Pokemon Go Raids is the newest feature that requires Trainers to group together at Gyms to take down Bosses.

And what’s even better is that Trainers themselves are looking to make the next great tool for it.

The team at the Silph Road are putting together a new item called The Silph Road Radio, which aims to fill a gap missing from the game’s current build.

The TSR Radio is a new realtime tracker that instead of looking for Pocket Monsters, it’s used to help coordinate local raid groups.

Explaining their plans for the new program, a statement on the official Reddit page reads: “It’s the name of a Raid Beacon network that lets you know about local Raid groups getting together, and allows you to alert local folks in your area when you’re planning on taking on a Raid boss.

“In technical terms, it’s a real-time, web-socket-enabled map of Raiding groups, with a dead-simple anonymous RSVP system.

“This system will be alert-driven – meaning you won’t have to sit and watch it in your web browser at all times (though you can).

“You just do you, and Silph will let you know when a Raid is getting together near you.

“This system is still in a very active state of development, but we finally achieved a “stable-enough” state that we wanted to get it in your hands to start taking advantage of.”

As mentioned above, The Silph Road Radio app is in the beta stage and will therefore suffer from some bugs.