Mewtwo is coming to Pokémon GO, and it’s bringing a few friends

Matt Sayer 15 August 2017 NEWS


If you missed out on the Legendary Pokémon released over the last few weeks, we have some good news.

After the release of Zapdos last week, we weren't sure what Niantic's plans were for Pokémon GO's future legendary line-up. Earlier today, however, the developer unleashed the psychic-powered Mewtwo onto thousands of Japanese trainers attending a special event in Yokohama. Following the event, Niantic confirmed that Mewtwo would be taking the battle worldwide thanks to a new Exclusive Raid Battle feature coming to Pokémon GO over the next few weeks.

Exclusive Raid Battles function much the same as regular Raid Battles, except that you must be invited to participate in them. To score an invitation, you'll need to have successfully won a Raid Battle recently in the Gym where the Exclusive Raid Battle is to take place. Do that, and you'll receive an invitation with advance warning of when the Exclusive Raid Battle will kick off.


Starting today, Mewtwo will be the first Exclusive Raid Boss popping up around the world, but over the next few weeks, there'll be other powerful Pokémon making an appearance, too.

Best of all, Niantic is celebrating the accomplishments of trainers in the recent Legendary Raid Battles by re-releasing Zapdos, Articuno, Moltres and Lugia. From today (15 August) through to 1 September, all four Pokémon will reappear as Raid Bosses in Gyms around the world for trainers to battle and catch again.

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