Pokémon Go trainers now have more time to find the mobile game’s daily raid battles. However, only certain areas of the world currently have the bonus time.
According to user zeezouuu on the Pokémon Go subreddit, raid timers in some regions of the world have reportedly been extended by two hours. For example, trainers in Qatar noticed that as of May 9th, raids were appearing until 9:30 p.m. AST, instead of 7:30 p.m AST. However, the time extension hasn’t been implemented in every area of the world, including North America.
The following regions have been confirmed:
- Middle East: Qatar, Oman, United Arab Emirates
- Europe: France, U.K., Germany, Spain, Greece, Belgium, Finland, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands
- Asia: Vietnam, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Russia, Japan
- Australasia: Australia, New Zealand
It’s unclear if the extension will roll out globally down the line, but it’s a change trainers have been asking for from Niantic for awhile. For the last few months, raids have started appearing at 5:30 a.m. PT, with final raids ending as early as 7 p.m. PT. Due to the early ending times, most trainers are only able to participate in raids on weekends.
Right now would also be the perfect time for the developer to make raids last longer, as the two available Legendary Pokémon are on a rotation schedule. Generation III’s Latios and Latias recently swapped global positions, which means trainers only have until June 5th to catch the respective Eon in their area.
Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.
Source: r/TheSilphRoad on Reddit