Get ready to use your karate chops and brick breaks, Pokémon Go‘s latest event is putting the spotlight on Fighting-type Pokémon.
According to the latest blog post from developer Niantic, from May 1st at 1 p.m. PT to May 14th, trainers will encounter more Fighting-type Pokémon, including Machop and Makuhita. In addition, all battles at Gyms, whether doing a raid or a normal battle, will award double experience points.
The event will also feature unique rewards for completing specific objectives. “Raid battles will also award a guaranteed 3,000 Stardust for participating—and at least one Rare Candy if you win,” said Niantic. Gyms that players frequently visit will also yield “a 2x badge multiplier,” which will help increase the level of trainers’ Gym badges.
While Niantic has themed events after Pokémon types in the past, such as the Water Festival, this marks the first celebration of Gyms and raids. Currently, competing in Gym battles and raids is the best way to earn experience to level up your avatar, which makes the event’s double experience reward a welcome bonus.
The mobile game currently offers several different raid bosses, which are powerful Pokémon that a group of players can defeat and attempt to capture. Those looking for a greater challenge, though, can attempt the Legendary raid bosses Latios or Latias. Latios is available in North America, South America, and Africa, while Latias can be found in Gyms in Europe and Asia. On May 8th, however, the two Generation III Legendaries will swap locations.
Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.
Source: Pokémon Go Live