Pokemon Go news: Major Raid update ahead of Niantic’s Mewtwo event

September 18, 2017

POKEMON GO news this week includes a new Raid update found by fans, ahead of the worldwide Mewtwo release.

Pokemon Go news this week includes a handy Mewtwo Raid update

Pokemon Go news this week includes a handy Mewtwo Raid update

For those who have to travel someway to get to their nearest Pokemon Go Raids, it can end up being a pretty disappointing trip.

Arriving only to find a selection of low-level targets, or some that you already have, can make it a pain to grow your lineup.

But now fans have apparently found a glitch that can help provide more options when it comes to Combat Power.

According to the latest Pokemon Go news from Trainers, it’s possible to reroll a Pokemon’s CP, following the Raid Boss Battle.

This apparently requires two Trainers to be part of the Pokemon Go Raid to work.

By having one Trainer force close their Pokemon Go game before the raid boss is defeated, it means they miss out on the end of the battle.

The other Trainer who stays in the fight can then check out the CP, close their own game and then reopen it to see what the other Trainer would have received.


Trainers battled against the Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo in Japan

Here’s a rundown of events as described by those who did it:

  • Two trainers entered a lobby to fight a Gengar.
  • Midway through the battle, Trainer 2 closed his app. He did not leave the group.
  • Trainer 1 finished the battle.
  • Trainer 1 received a CP of 1468.
  • Trainer 1 crashed the catch screen, reloaded, and saw a CP of 1460.
  • This means that Trainer 2 Would have received a CP of 1460, had he stayed in the battle.

The second Trainer now has the option to click the gym where the raid occurred and encounter the Gengar with a CP of 1460, or they can wait 15 minutes before clicking. 

Because when the timer runs down, this trainer will then be allowed to fight the Raid boss again, as if he never participated in the first battle.

“In this case, he fought the Gengar again, and upon completing it, received a CP of 1476,” the original Reddit poster explains.

“To be clear: He chose to decline the 1460 Gengar, waited 15 minutes, then fought it again, which rerolled the CP. And, in this case, he received a better Gengar.


“This can be repeated multiple times in each raid. You just need enough people to run the experiment over and over. And each time you run it, whichever player is the one to finish the raid will NOT have a chance to reroll.”

And while this will sound pretty fiddly for most, it could come in pretty useful when it comes to the eventual launch of Mewtwo EX-Raids, worldwide.

Legendary Raid description, via Silph Road:

  • Begin a legendary raid with 10 people.
  • Get the boss to near death.
  • Have 9 people close the app. Do not leave the group!
  • Have the remaining trainer finish the battle, go to the catch screen, and crash the catch screen.
  • Upon reloading the remaining trainer will see the privileged number.
  • If the privileged number is GOOD (perfect, or near-perfect), then everyone who closed the app can immediately click the gym. They each have a 1/9 chance of having the good CP. This is DRASTICALLY better odds than a random roll.
  • If the privileged number is BAD, then everyone who closed the app can wait 15 minutes, before running the raid (and the whole process) again.

As you might expect, getting this to work in the wild would mean a lot cooperation among a Mewtwo Raid group, as well as the chances of things going wrong by closing the game going up.

Niantic have yet to confirm a solid release date for their new Mewtwo Raids, although more locations are popping up daily, offering the new feature.

It’s hoped that EX-Raids may leave the beta phase by last September, although it’s unclear just how much more work may be put into them before launch. 

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