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Pokémon Go players were recently shocked but excited to see Generation II’s Lugia fly back into raid battles. However, it seems Niantic made a mistake.

On May 14th, trainers across the globe reported seeing the Legendary Pokémon as a raid boss in Gyms. There was no formal announcement from the developer, which led players to believe Niantic had brought back the Pokémon as a surprise. Sadly, after being available for just two hours, Lugia was pulled from raid battles and replaced with the current Legendaries, Latios and Latias.

Niantic never made an official statement about the mistake, but it’s believed Lugia’s brief return was due to a recent raid boss shake-up. According to a thread on Pokémon Go‘s subreddit, the end of the recent Fighting-type event triggered a previous set of raid bosses to enter back into the mobile game. However, players believe Niantic accidentally triggered Lugia as part of the returning batch.

While many players were disappointed to lose another chance at catching a shiny version of Lugia, the game still offers two Legendary Pokémon to battle and catch depending on your location. Shared in another thread on the subreddit, trainers will find the following raid bosses:

Europe/Asia/Australia

  • Tier 1: Magikarp, Snorunt, Swablu, Duskull
  • Tier 2: Exeggutor, Mawile, Misdreavus, Sableye, Sneasel
  • Tier 3: Machamp, Gengar, Jynx, Piloswine, Pinsir
  • Tier 4: Tyranitar, Aggron, Absol, Walrein
  • Tier 5: Latios

Americas/Africa

  • Tier 1: Magikarp, Snorunt, Swablu, Shuppet
  • Tier 2: Exeggutor, Mawile, Misdreavus, Sableye, Sneasel
  • Tier 3: Machamp, Gengar, Jynx, Piloswine, Granbull
  • Tier 4: Tyranitar, Aggron, Absol, Houndoom
  • Tier 5: Latias

It’s unclear how long the normal raid bosses will stick around this time, but trainers will only have until June 8th to capture Latios or Latias. Outside of raid battles, the next Community Day will feature increased spawns of Generation I’s Charmander. On Saturday, May 19th, trainers will have three hours to catch as many of the Fire-type Pokémon as they can to earn three times more Stardust. Also, with the trend of past Community Days, players could also see the rare color-swapped version of Charmander during the event.

Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.

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Source: Game Rant


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Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.

Pokémon Go accidentally brought back an old Legendary raid boss

Pokémon Go players were briefly able to catch a previous Legendary.

By Evan Slead | 05/15/2018 04:45 PM PT

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Pokémon Go players were recently shocked but excited to see Generation II’s Lugia fly back into raid battles. However, it seems Niantic made a mistake.

On May 14th, trainers across the globe reported seeing the Legendary Pokémon as a raid boss in Gyms. There was no formal announcement from the developer, which led players to believe Niantic had brought back the Pokémon as a surprise. Sadly, after being available for just two hours, Lugia was pulled from raid battles and replaced with the current Legendaries, Latios and Latias.

Niantic never made an official statement about the mistake, but it’s believed Lugia’s brief return was due to a recent raid boss shake-up. According to a thread on Pokémon Go‘s subreddit, the end of the recent Fighting-type event triggered a previous set of raid bosses to enter back into the mobile game. However, players believe Niantic accidentally triggered Lugia as part of the returning batch.

While many players were disappointed to lose another chance at catching a shiny version of Lugia, the game still offers two Legendary Pokémon to battle and catch depending on your location. Shared in another thread on the subreddit, trainers will find the following raid bosses:

Europe/Asia/Australia

  • Tier 1: Magikarp, Snorunt, Swablu, Duskull
  • Tier 2: Exeggutor, Mawile, Misdreavus, Sableye, Sneasel
  • Tier 3: Machamp, Gengar, Jynx, Piloswine, Pinsir
  • Tier 4: Tyranitar, Aggron, Absol, Walrein
  • Tier 5: Latios

Americas/Africa

  • Tier 1: Magikarp, Snorunt, Swablu, Shuppet
  • Tier 2: Exeggutor, Mawile, Misdreavus, Sableye, Sneasel
  • Tier 3: Machamp, Gengar, Jynx, Piloswine, Granbull
  • Tier 4: Tyranitar, Aggron, Absol, Houndoom
  • Tier 5: Latias

It’s unclear how long the normal raid bosses will stick around this time, but trainers will only have until June 8th to capture Latios or Latias. Outside of raid battles, the next Community Day will feature increased spawns of Generation I’s Charmander. On Saturday, May 19th, trainers will have three hours to catch as many of the Fire-type Pokémon as they can to earn three times more Stardust. Also, with the trend of past Community Days, players could also see the rare color-swapped version of Charmander during the event.

Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.

Read More

Source: Game Rant



About Evan Slead

view all posts

Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.