The Pokémon Company and Niantic have already started this year's Pokémon Day celebrations in Pokémon GO with a limited-time event featuring Armored Mewtwo, Clone Pokémon in Raid Battles and special party-hat Pokémon.
This all ties in with the Netflix debut of Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution on Pokémon Day:
Armored Mewtwo will return to Pokémon GO in five-star raids during the Pokémon Day Celebration event, and this time it'll know the exclusive Charged Attack Psystrike!
The Clone Pokémon include Venusaur, Charizard and Blastoise, and the party hat Pokémon are Pikachu and Eevee. There'll also be eggs (appearing in one-star raids) that hatch party hat Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle, and there are even shiny variants.
Last but not least is a classic confrontation:
If you've ever played Pokémon Red, you might recall the iconic intro sequence that features Nidorino battling Gengar. That beloved moment will be honored during Pokémon GO's Pokémon Day Celebration in a Raid Day event on Sunday, March 1, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in your local time zone.
During this time, Nidorino wearing party hats will be appearing in two-star raids, and party hat–wearing Gengar that know Lick and Psychic will be appearing in four-star raids. If you're lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Nidorino or Shiny Gengar wearing a party hat!
To out players during this period, you'll be able to receive up to five Raid Passes at no cost during the Raid Day event by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms.
This event runs from now until 2nd March. Will you be booting up GO on your mobile device to celebrate Pokémon Day? Leave a comment down below.
I grabbed an Eevee on my way to work. The Mewtwo doesn't really interest me. Since we can't put legendary Pokemon on gyms and I already have a Mewtwo for the Pokedex, it's kinda useless. But the party hat Pokemon you can actually put on gyms, so I like that more.
Imagine an armored Mewtwo in Sw/Sh...
I wonder if these special pokemons will be able to enter Pokemon Home once the update for Go rolls out
Mewtwo is useful in raid and trainer battles, and the armored version of Mewtwo having access to Psystrike makes it more useful for trainer battles in particular.
Plus it's a source of candies, so there's no harm in doing a couple of armored Mewtwo raids.
Shame it doesn't use the good armor design from the original film.
@RupeeClock I wont disagree about the candy or raids. But PvP in Pokemon holds zero appeal for me. I have no interest. I'll stick with Sw/Sh and VGC.
Found the Pikachu and the Eevee, and I noticed a Bulbasaur in a Raid Battle with the hat - should've turned around and tried to grab that one. Kind of weird that the Eevee doesn't evolve, since that's kind of Eevee's thing.
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