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Pokemon GO To Change Raid Battles!

by on November 22, 2017

Will Niantic make changes to Raid Battles? If so, what kind can we expect?

Despite being one of the first things shown off for Pokemon GO, Raid Battles were in fact only recently brought into the game. What’s more, they could be defined as “field tests”, for developer Niantic wanted to make sure that all players were happy with what was going on, and if not, be able to give feedback on what to change. Well, in a blog post, Niantic revealed that changes are coming. And here they are:

“EX Raid Battle changes

  • EX Raid Battles will take place most commonly at Gyms found in parks and sponsored locations.
  • Trainers with a high-level Gym Badge are more likely to be invited to EX Raid Battles taking place at that Gym.
  • Trainers who have completed a larger number of Raid Battles are more likely to be invited to EX Raid Battles.
  • EX Raid Battle start times now take into account popular Raid Battle times at that Gym.
  • Trainers invited to EX Raid Battles will receive an in-game notification if the EX Raid Battle is canceled.
  • Trainers will receive Stardust and Premium Raid Passes when an EX Raid Battle is canceled.

Raid Battle changes

  • Trainers will now receive Golden Razz Berries for completing Raid Battles.
  • The numbers of Potions and Revives awarded to Trainers for completing a Raid Battle will decrease slightly, but the quality of Potions will increase.
  • The likelihood of receiving Fast and Charged Technical Machines for completing a Tier 3 or higher Raid Battle has increased.
  • Trainers will now receive Stardust for participating in a Raid Battle, whether they win or lose.
  • Magikarp will make a triumphant return to Tier 1 Raid Battles.”

It’ll be interesting to see how these changes affect the flow of Pokemon GO.

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