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Mewtwo featured in exclusive Pokémon Go raid battles, global rollout upcoming

Today at the Pokémon Go Stadium event in Japan, Niantic announced and released the legendary Pokémon Mewtwo for the audience. In addition, the company has announced that it will globally release the Psychic-type Pokémon soon.

According to a recent post on the official Pokémon Go blog:

Exclusive Raid Battles are similar to existing Raid Battles, with a few notable differences. Exclusive raids will periodically appear at Gyms around the world; however, unlike existing raids, Trainers will be invited to join an Exclusive Raid Battle. 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 Boss.

Mewtwo is the first Pokémon that Trainers will be able to face in Exclusive Raid Battles, but other powerful Pokémon may also start to hatch from the Raid Eggs found at Exclusive Raid Battles over the next several weeks. Make sure you’re prepared to battle Mewtwo by powering up your Pokémon and battling in raids at Gyms near you!

The news of the exclusive raids comes right after the release of legendary Pokémon Lugia, Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres, who can be fought in raids now until the 31st of August. Check out Kay’s review of the Pokémon Go Plus here, and stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.

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