If you had any suspicions on how powerful the effects of Pokemon GO’s new weather system can be, this post will clear your suspicions with ease.
Today, Reversal, the Pokemon GO Youtuber renowned for his dedication and “love for the grind”, has managed to solo a Machamp Raid Boss using only two perfect IV Ho-Ohs equipped with Extrasensory psychic and Brave Bird .
The fight took place under windy weather conditions, which adds 20% more damage to the following move types:
With the added weather buff, Reversal had to use only two Ho-Ohs and was left with 43 seconds to spare. It seems that HoOh My Days was the first to enter the battle, and Karma finished the job.
— Reversal (@ReversalYouTube) December 10, 2017
Our thoughts on the new weather system
In all honesty, the new battle system seems like a blast, bringing down raid difficulty and allowing for a more diverse raid team composition.
20% increase in damage makes a huge difference in performance and difficulty levels, especially against raid bosses that have a double weakness to a particular type.
Combining the new weather system with the existing moves was an excellent idea on Niantic’s end, making the whole game feel much more dynamic and eventful.
Reversal’s recent feat is probably the first of many similar to come. We are just waiting for a report of a Tier 4 raid boss being soloed by an army of something.