Definitely sounds like a nice event that brings in some excitement to the game, which has been pretty dry for a long time. That said, it does depend on the execution and it wouldn't be surprising if Niantic bombs this one.
I'm not sure I understand this part, so maybe a groudon can be easier to take down with 3 players one of which may not have the best counters nor friendship associated? If that's so it would make legendary raids more of an incentive to do since I often feared we didn't have enough. I know with 2 accounts that were loaded with machamps and fighting types it was easier to take down tyranitar and during the double candy event made that all so much sweeter as well.- Until Sept 2, Raid Bosses can be taken down faster and you can earn more Premier Balls.
They didn't specify what it means. They just said Raid Bosses are easier to beat, so presumably their net HP is lower. We'll see tomorrow.I'm not sure I understand this part, so maybe a groudon can be easier to take down with 3 players one of which may not have the best counters nor friendship associated? If that's so it would make legendary raids more of an incentive to do since I often feared we didn't have enough. I know with 2 accounts that were loaded with machamps and fighting types it was easier to take down tyranitar and during the double candy event made that all so much sweeter as well.
That would be amazing, but I doubt they'd dump the full regular 'dex out on the first few weeks and make it really easy to clear. Would definitely solve the problem that's emerging with how much species diversity is out there now, though.Gen 5 is going to be great, but Ive expected them to only have Gen 5 spawn for a month when they release, akin to BW
I already experienced that star pieces do not work on these rewards so I guess lucky eggs will not work as well.I'm almost at the end of this research and just a reminder that when you complete steps 5 & 6 be sure to have a lucky egg ready before claiming your prizes especially the ones with a ton of XP which is equivalent to becoming best friends. Some of us at level 40 and above may not care as much but those of you not yet at level 40 should take advantage of this by all means.
Edit: not sure if double XP worked as journal shows 100000 XP in big letters instead of 200000 XP, am confused now.
July 12th, but yeah small error.
Community Note: New attacks and updates for Trainer Battles
In our previous Community Note, we outlined some changes that came to Pokémon GO that affected your Pokémon’s performance in Raid Battles, as well as other additions to the game. In this update, we’re excited to announce more changes, focusing on Trainer Battles!
In a continued effort to make Trainer Battles a fun and competitive experience, switching Pokémon will now briefly pause the battle. This will grant you more time to choose which Pokémon to call out, and it will avoid Pokémon causing damage to each other while they are withdrawn into their Poké Balls. Charged Attack gameplay will also be updated with new, fun swiping and tapping mechanics. (Want to know more? Check out our Niantic Help page for more info.)
More attacks will also be coming to Pokémon GO!
The following Pokémon will be able to learn attacks they couldn’t before:
Attacks New to Pokémon GO
- 026 Alolan Raichu: Grass Knot - Alolan Raichu currently can only learn Electric- and Psychic-type attacks. Grass Knot will give it more type coverage and help cover its weakness to Ground-type attacks.
- 045 Vileplume: Sludge Bomb - Sludge Bomb provides Vileplume with a strong Poison-type Charged Attack to take full advantage of its Grass and Poison types.
- 097 Hypno: Fire Punch, Ice Punch, Thunder Punch - These attacks provide Hypno with coverage to help it in the Great League.
- 101 Electrode: Foul Play - All the attacks Electrode can currently learn are Normal type or Electric type. Foul Play provides more type coverage for Electrode.
- 142 Aerodactyl: Rock Throw - Rock Throw allows Aerodactyl to compete in the Great League against other Flying-type Pokémon, such as Altaria.
- 144 Articuno: Ancient Power, Ice Shard - Ice Shard will help Articuno use its Charged Attacks more frequently in battle. Ancient Power offers additional type coverage.
- 145 Zapdos: Ancient Power, Drill Peck - Zapdos currently can only learn Electric-type Charged Attacks. Drill Peck gives another type option and is a natural fit for this Pokémon. Ancient Power provides Zapdos with additional type coverage.
- 146 Moltres: Ancient Power, Wing Attack - Wing Attack provides Moltres with a Fast Attack alternative to Fire Spin, and Ancient Power gives it a new type option for its Charged Attacks.
- 254 Sceptile: Dragon Claw - Dragon Claw gives Sceptile additional coverage to compete with Dragon-type Pokémon in the Great League and the Ultra League.
- 306 Aggron: Smack Down - The Fast Attack Smack Down should make Aggron a formidable choice to use in any league.
- 344 Claydol: Mud Slap - This Ground-type alternative to Claydol’s Psychic-type Fast Attacks provides it with additional type coverage, improving its capabilities against Pokémon resistant to Psychic-type attacks.
- 437 Bronzong: Bulldoze, Psyshock - Bulldoze and Psyshock are Charged Attacks that Bronzong can capitalize on to differentiate it from other Psychic-type or Steel-type Pokémon, like Metagross.
- 466 Electivire: Ice Punch - All the Charged Attacks Electivire can currently learn are Electric type. Ice Punch provides more type coverage for Electivire.
Certain Pokémon will soon be able to learn attacks that hadn’t yet been seen in Pokémon GO!
We’re excited to see the teams you build with these changes, Trainers. Stay tuned, as we’ll be sharing more updates like these in the future. Good luck on the battlefield!
- Charm: A Fairy-type Fast Attack - Raichu, Clefable, Wigglytuff, Wobbuffet, Granbull, Donphan, Gardevoir, Delcatty, Latias, Togekiss, Gallade
- Skull Bash: A Normal-type Charged Attack that increases the Defense stat of the user 100 percent of the time - Blastoise, Raichu, Lapras, Snorlax, Rhyperior
—The Pokémon GO team