Pokémon GO Game Adds Raikou, Entei, Suicune
posted on by Karen Ressler
Niantic announced on Thursday that it has added Legendary Pokémon Raikou, Entei, and Suicune to its Pokémon GO smartphone game. The Pokémon can be caught in Raid Battles at Gyms, and will be available in different locations around the world in coming months. From August 31 to September 30, Raikou will be available in the Americas, Entei will be available in Europe and Africa, and Suicune will be available in the Asia-Pacific region. All three Pokémon will move to different locations every month until October 31.
Niantic also announced that it will hold field testing for its Exclusive Raid Battle feature, now titled EX Raid Battle. The developers will send out invitations to try the new system as early as September 6.
In the invitation-only EX Raid Battle system, players who recently completed a Raid at a Gym where an EX Raid Battle will be held will be able to receive invitations to participate. Players will then receive advance notice of when the EX Raid Battle will take place. Mewtwo will be the first Pokémon available through EX Raid Battles, but Niantic said that "other powerful Pokémon may also start to hatch from the Raid Eggs found at EX Raid Battles."
The Pokémon GO app launched in select countries including the United States in July 2016, and has since launched in more than 50 countries.