Another Ho-Oh test EX raid spotted in Himeji, Japan

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the Japanese raid trackers have just spotted another Ho-Oh EX Raid, this time taking place in another city – Himeji! The phenomena was observed at 10:30 Japanese local time. The scanner found another Ho-oh test raid in Himeji, near Himeji Castle.

Similar to yesterday’s test, the Gym (APA Hotel, coordinates 34.8293113, 134.6911851,17) also had the Pokémon GO Travel logo, making it an unmistakable continuation of yesterday’s testing period.

We still have no information on when and how Ho-Oh will be released, but we’re hoping it will happen soon.

Multiple Tweets were made about this by Japanese players:

Again, as far as we are aware, no invites were distributed for this raid. We’re fairly certain that  the Pokémon GO Travel YouTube squad is testing the Ho-OH Raids in Japan, based on their activity on social media.

Almost all of the Niantic employees and Youtube influencers in Japan have posted on social media yesterday from the exact same beach where the first Ho-Oh EX Raid test took place. We are unsure if they’ve also participated in this test, but we’ll update you if it turns out to be true. Yesterday’s EX Test picture by Rachel:

In any case, it seems that either all of the Raid trackers are broken, or Ho-Oh is being extensively tested in Japan.

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