Niantic have announced that their hugely successful Safari Zone events in Dortmund and Yokosuka warrant proper celebration and what better way than with legendary Pokemon and raid battles. Mewtwo is getting a raid debut September as well.
Starting with 13 September 2018 at 1:00pm PDT / 9:00pm CET, trainers will be catching glimpses of legendary Pokemon Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres in raid battles. They, their shiny versions and the rest of Kanto Pokemon will rear their heads in raid battles more often until 30 September 2018.
Legendary psychic Pokemon Mewtwo will be actually be debuting in raid battles on 20 September 1:00pm PDT / 9:00pm CET. All trainers are getting access this time. not just the ones invited to EX Raids. The hunt will go on until 23 October and the same end time.
When Niantic celebrate, they do it right and trainers will be able to hatch Farfetch'd, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime and Tauros from 7km eggs until the end of September. These Pokemon still haven't appeared in all parts of the world so it's a fair shot.
Niantic have revealed that upwards of 400,000 players took part in Dortmund, Chicago and Yokosuka, which is not to shabby. Granted, Poke-mania has subsided significantly since the early days, when a single city could've provided these numbers.
Nevertheless, Pokemon GO still rakes in the sort of profit that would put many other games to shame. Pokemon Quest ain't doing too bad either while the rest of the world is intent on getting Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee and Pikachu. There's even a bundle with a delightful colour-matched Switch you'll see today.
The company proudly announced that they've seen an uptake in Pokemon GO playing and trading, by as much as 35 per cent since May 2018. In fact, most of the revenue being made from AR games is solely down to the fuzzy little things.
As usual, expect more news from Niantic soon on future events. You can find the official announcement on Pokemon GO website here.