Wednesday, 13 December, 2017

Raid Battles, Gym changes and more special items to collect

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Garry Little | 20 June, 2017, 00:50

While it has not been included in the official press release, a number of websites are reporting that Niantic will also be introducing Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Go through the new gym system. Strap yourself in folks; it's going to take a while to cover everything. The update is expected to bring in changes in the gym mechanics and gameplay, including the speculated multiplayer mode. Opposing teams will battle Pokemon in the order they were assigned. "We will provide updates on our social channels in advance of Gyms closing in-game". The Pokemon which rule a gym will also now be affected by a stat called motivation which be lowered after every battle with an enemy Pokemon. The lower a Pokemon's motivation, the lower its CP, which will make it even easier to defeat. Trainers can boost a defender's motivation with a berry treat, but eventually the Pokemon will lose all motivation and return to its trainer after its defeated.

Potentially the biggest change however is the addition of the "Motivation" system. They might not function like badges in the main franchise, but they are still a welcome sight. Raising a Gym Badges level allows players to receive bonus items. Oh, right, I forgot to mention that gyms will also function as Pokestops, which means trainers can obtain items by visiting gyms. In the days to follow, more players will be added and Raid Battles will be activated at more gyms around the world until the team is ready to launch it fully. A raid boss will be a powerful, giant Pokemon with CP in the tens of thousands.

You'll be able to see that a Raid Battle is about to take place, because an egg will appear at the top of a Gym, with a countdown timer.

A variety of new items are coming to Pokemon Go this summer, and the one that will be the most highly sought after is the Technical Machine.

In order to battle the raid Pokemon, you'll need a raid pass. When a Pokemon loses all of its motivation, its next loss will send it back to its trainer. With the game steadily approaching its first anniversary, the chances of Niantic debuting a number of new features in its most successful title definitely makes flawless sense. All players have one free Raid Pass per day but more can be bought from the store for real money.


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