in addition to today’s announcement of the Legendary Beast (Raikou, Entei, Suicune) release, Niantic has confirmed several details about the upcoming Exclusive Raids, now named EX Raids for short.
EX Raids will not roll out immediately, but will have a field testing period (similar to beta test) starting September 6.
The first wave of EX Raid Passes will be sent out soon and those invited will have an opportunity to try out the new system as early as September 6.
They have stated the following:
During the field test, we’ll be making periodic adjustments to EX Raid eligibility requirements, frequency, times, locations, and durations with the goal of making the EX Raid Battle feature engaging, rewarding, and most importantly, fun for Trainers who regularly participate in Raid Battles.
Or in other words, we are in for an emotional roller coaster for the next few weeks. It seems that the EX Raid feature will be in testing while the roaming Legendaries are available – October 31st.
We’ll update you as soon as we get have more information.