Pokemon GO update adds many new abilities for trainers

Yolanda Curtis
July 20, 2017

"On the weekend of Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of July, events will be staged across Chester, including Pokemon Go activities based at Chester Castle, which will be open to the public for the first time in 20 years", a message from Niantic explains.

Trainers will now be able to spin the Photo Disc at a Gym after finishing a Raid Battle or send berries to their Pokemon defending Gyms through the Pokemon info screen, when they are far away. The studio provided some details on how the feature will play out in-game.


Legendary Pokemon have been a long time coming in Pokemon Go.

If trainers attending Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago manage to successfully defeat the Legendary Pokemon, that Pokemon will then begin to appear in Raid Battles across the globe.


Apart from the Legendary Pokemon, the rare second generation Pokemon are also expected to appear in the raids during the challenge.

The impetus behind the live event is to have players team up with one another to participate in raid battles and to catch a plethora of the game's creatures, so it remains to be seen exactly how those watching through Twitch will actually benefit from the stream.


This is nearly certainly the first Pokemon Go Raid for Legendary-types, with the development team teasing: "Trainers everywhere will want to grab their friends and family to help make this the biggest celebration in Pokémon Go's history". Also, the update coincides with Pokemon GO Fest event that is soon to take place in Chicago. There's not anything special you have to do in order to come across legendaries; they will just appear at gyms as Raid Bosses, and you can challenge them like usual. First, players must acquire a Legendary Raid ticket, which means doing a lot of normal raids to be able to get one.

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