Trainers,

we have an interesting piece of news to report today. We have reasons to suspect this, as Niantic Support doesn’t have a tradition of leaking important info in e-mails, but still, it could be true.

Please, manage your hype responsibly, we’ve reached out to Niantic but haven’t received any confirmation yet. According to a reddit thread that’s gaining traction, the Japanese Pokemon GO Support officials have confirmed the following:

  • Mewtwo EX Raid tests are over in Japan
  • Ho-Oh will start appearing as an EX raid boss in December!

The reddit thread shows an e-mail sent out to a Japanese player, stating Ho-Oh will start appearing as soon as the Legendary Beasts finish rotation. The support officials recommended to enjoy the Halloween and Tottori (JP only, sand dune event) events in the meanwhile.

As stated before, we’ve reached out to Niantic for further confirmation and clarification.

Original e-mail text with translation

Translation

We received inquiries about EX raid. If you need additional information to investigate, we will contact you by email. Below is the answer. Field test in Japan of EX Raid is over. The field test runs around the world with 3 sacred animals Sukune Wait until the Hohou EX raid scheduled for official introduction in December. There are Tottori event in Japan and Halloween event in common world, so please enjoy it there. If PokemonGO can not play normally depending on the symptoms currently occurring, try reinstalling the application in the following procedure. In general, reinstalling an application may solve many problems.

Original

EXレイドに関するお問い合わせを受付けいたしました。調査するにあたり追加情報が必要になった場合は、別途メールでご連絡させていただきます。以下回答です。

EXレイドのフィールドテストインジャパンは終了しました。フィールドテストは3聖獣スイクンと共に世界を駆け巡ります12月正式導入予定のホウオウEXレイドまでお待ちくだい。日本国内では鳥取イベント、また世界共通のハロウィンイベントがありますのでそちらでお楽しみください。

現在発生している症状によってPokémonGOが正常にプレイできない場合、以下の手順にてアプリの再インスト-ルをお試しください。一般的に、アプリの再インストールにより多くの問題が解決できる場合がございます。

The following image is a screenshot that should be a confirmation of the leak, but we’re still unable to confirm if it’s true or now: