8 February 2018 - 12:58

Niantic apologizes for Pokémon Go Mewtwo raid issues

A bug in the game caused frustration for the players.
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Niantic has issued an apology for its recent handling of the changes to Mewtwo EX Raids in Pokémon Go.

According to Niantic, a bug in the raid meant some trainers were invited to participate in an EX Raid Battle away from their home. The bug has apparently now been resolved, and all future invites should be to players' closest locations.

In their apology, Niantic went on to say that they are making changes to the invitation process. First, the company will increase the amount of gyms that can receive EX Raid Battles. Secondly, the amount of trainers invited to these battles will also increase in the future, increasing the number of trainers that will have the opportunity to capture Mewtwo.

In order to have a higher chance of being invited, players should try to increase their gym badge rank at as many gyms as possible. If a gym is selected for an EX Raid, players with higher levels at certain gyms will recieve invites over those who only frequent the locations occasionally.

Niantic is still monitoring feedback on these changes as they look to fine-tune the experience for everyone.


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