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Pokemon GO regional raid bosses have been introduced

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Niantic's augmented reality game got some new additions this week. The Kanto Community event is over and a most welcome "update" marks the first appearance of certain non-legendary Pokemon in raid formats. The event lasts until 08 May 2018.

Yesterday, the popular augmented reality mobile game got an update to its raid system by adding regional raid bosses. The recent Kanto Celebration event, which increased the spawning pool of first generation Pokemon, has itself evolved, no pun intended.

The new raid boss Pokemon are split by continents where Duskull, Walrein and Pinsir are available in places with Latios as the legendary raid boss. This means North America, South America and Africa. Granbull, Shuppet and Houndoom, on the other hand, are found in the reign of legendary Latias which means Europe and Asia.

More Pokemon in raids can't be a bad thing, especially since this is the first time non-legendary Pokemon are included in region raids. Even though many might see this as an attempt at oversaturating raids so the more important legendary Pokemon have less time to shine, all is well as long as it brings more diversity to the table.

Players should have a much easier time beating these six than when fighting a legendary Pokemon, as they might even be done solo. The event with these six Pokemon will last until 08 May 2018.

This could mean one of two things, the event ends and normal Pokemon are erased from regional raids or they are switched up. The latter seems much more plausible, and we'll inform you of the next event once it comes around.

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Pokemon GO was the hype game of 2016 but seems to have lost very little of its fan base, despite many issues driving players away after it launched.

Despite all that, the game certainly hasn't shied away from some serious figures, seeing as how it was downloaded over 750 million times in the first year of its release.

Pokemon GO is available on Android and iOS in select regions.