Pokémon Go’s raid battles will soon be shaken up with a new Legendary from the Sinnoh region, as well as an alternate form of the current EX raid boss.
According to Niantic’s recent blog posts, both Heatran and Deoxys (Attack Forme) will be making their way into the mobile game. First up, the Steel/Fire-type Heatran is already available as the lead Legendary raid boss and will be around until January 15th at 1 p.m. PT.
Due to its unique typing, the powerful Sinnoh Pokémon should put up more of a fight than the game’s last Legendary—Cresselia—but trainers should be able to take it down with the right teams. Water-, Fighting-, and Ground-type ‘mons such as Machamp, Kyogre, and Groudon are fantastic choices to bring into battle.
On the EX side of raids, the current version of Deoxys, known as Normal Forme, will be leaving the system to make way for its Attack Forme. All trainers that receive an EX raid pass for a battle that will take place after December 20th will be able to go up against the DNA Pokémon. For players unfamiliar with the feature, EX raids are only available to those gifted with a pass. To earn one, trainers should battle in as many raids as possible to up their chances of getting invited.
The Attack Forme is one of four versions of the Psychic-type creature. Unlike the previous form available in EX raids, the Attack Forme boasts a high attack stat, which means trainers should use their bulky Dark-types, like Umbreon, to defeat it.
Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.
Source: Pokémon Go Live