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Complete Fashion Week Raid Rotation in Pokémon GO
Fresh off the controversy surrounding Mega Energy and Mega Raids, Niantic announced that they were pulling back on some of the pandemic bonuses, including Incense effectivity and Egg hatch distance This led to an uproar on social media that continues in the replies to all of their posts to this day Shortly after that, Mega[...]
Shiny Skitty Spotlight Hour is Tonight in Pokémon GO
Paired with "Great" or "Excellent" throws, this should lead to a successfully caught Houndoom. Shiny Houndoom odds The current analysis from researchers suggests that Pokémon caught from Mega Raids have a Shiny rate of one in 60 This will likely hold true for Houndoom, as it has for Pidgeot, Charizard, Venusaur, and Blastoise before it. 100% IVs When looking[...]
Shiny Blastoise, Charizard, & Venusaur in Pokémon GO Photobombs
The Pokémon GO community was taken aback during the release of Mega Raids, and not just because of the backlash due to the Mega Energy system This new tier of raids had suddenly made evolutions that had been formerly Shiny-locked available to encounter as Shinies It began with Charizard, Blastoise, and Venusaur, but now the addition of[...]
Mega Pidgeot Has Been Unlocked in Pokémon GO
Last week's Mega Raid Event posed a challenge to Pokémon GO trainers: complete two million Mega Raids to unlock Mega Pidgeot Following the event, Niantic had a company-wide week off for employee wellness that gave the fanbase just enough time to create a roaring wave of speculation as to whether or not this new Mega had[...]
Pokémon GO Mega Raid Week Review: Fun or Pay-to-Play?
It focused on the obvious: Mega Raids, which have kicked up quite a bit of controversy upon their release even before the event started Now, as the event wraps up, did Niantic's tweaks to this event and the Mega system suffice, or did they deserve the continued backlash? Pokémon GO Mega Raid Week Review: Fun or[...]
Pokémon GO Offers Trainers Free Remote Raid Passes
There has been a major backlash to the rollout of Mega Evolution, with most of it focused specifically on Mega Raids, which some trainers have criticized as a "pay to play" system Niantic has responded to these concerns, stating that they are listening and that changes will be coming… but that it may take some[...]
Mega Raid Event is Now Live in Pokémon GO
For a week, Pokémon trainers will be tasked with a GO Fest-style Global Challenge: when two million Mega Raids are complete during event hours, Mega Pidgeot will be released in raids for the remainder of the event This week of special spawns will run through Monday, September 7, 2020, at 10:00PM local time and features special[...]
Shiny Doduo, Shiny Ledyba, & Mega Houndoom Coming to Pokémon GO
Credit: Niantic Mega Raids Event This event will take place start Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at 8:00AM and will run through Monday, September 7, 2020, at 10:00PM local time The goal of the event is for players to complete two million Mega Raids, at which point Mega Pidgeot will be released in raids for the remainder of[...]
Full Raid Rotation For Mega Raid Release In Pokémon GO
Mega Raids have been introduced to the game, allowing Pokémon trainers to battle four distinct Mega Evolved Pokémon While these Mega Raids are at the exact same difficulty level of a Legendary Tier Five raid, they are a unique feature in that the Pokémon encountered during the catch isn't the Mega, but rather, the standard[...]
Mega Raid Guide: Top Mega Blastoise Counters in Pokémon GO
Mega Evolution has rolled out in Pokémon GO and, with it, Mega Raids These raids will be their own tier independent of the known ranking system of raids, but they seem to be, at least thus far, at the same difficulty level of Tier Five Legendary Raids Mega Venusaur, the ultimate form of Generation One's fan[...]
Mega Raid Guide: Top Mega Blastoise Counters in Pokémon GO
Mega Evolution has rolled out in Pokémon GO and, with it, Mega Raids These raids will be their own tier independent of the known ranking system of raids, but they seem to be, at least thus far, at the same difficulty level of Tier Five Legendary Raids Mega Blastoise is the most difficult of these Mega[...]
Mega Raid Guide: Top Mega Charizard Y Counters
Mega Evolution has rolled out in Pokémon GO and, with it, Mega Raids These raids will be their own tier independent of the known ranking system of raids, but they seem to be, at least thus far, at the same difficulty level of Tier Five Legendary Raids Mega Charizard Y, the variant of Charizard's Mega Evolution[...]
Mega Raid Guide: Top Mega Charizard X Counters
Mega Evolution has rolled out in Pokémon GO and, with it, Mega Raids These raids will be their own tier independent of the known ranking system of raids, but they seem to be, at least thus far, at the same difficulty level of Tier Five Legendary Raids Mega Charizard X, the black and blue flaming beast[...]