New EX Mewtwo Raid: May 21 and 22 2018


Exclusive Raid Pass New weekly Mewtwo EX Raid

With the excitement over the recent announcement of Pokémon GO Fest 2.0 and the Safari Zone events returning this summer, Niantic has luckily not forgotten to proceed with the twelfth weekly EX Raid Pass distribution in a row! We believe that we can count on Niantic to keep rolling them out regularly.

A new wave has just rolled out, targeting an EX Raid on May 21st or 22nd depending on your timezone! We certainly hope that some of you will rejoice knowing that Niantic seemingly has a well defined pattern now in place for EX Raids and that our survey data from the past months keep pointing towards some great news!

We promise to have an article in the next week (ish) revealing our data and more speculations about EX Raids, so stay tuned!

PS: Please make sure to complete our EX Raid survey!
(It is very important that you complete the survey and share it among the trainers in your community)


About EX Raids

EX Raids Pass distributions are certainly no longer curious, but certainly are still a pleasure to receive, even though some trainers have now well over 10 Mewtwo. Does that mean that everyone has yet been able to put their hands on one? No, but the number of trainers without a Mewtwo certainly has clearly decreased since Niantic as begun distributing EX Raid Passes on a weekly basis.

This is correct, the number of trainers still left without a pass has dropped from above 20% two months ago to below 15% based on our last two weeks’ data. This is incredible news and we hope to see this number decrease from this wave’s data. We’ll make sure to give you all the details in our “Let’s Talk EX Raids” article, scheduled for early next week. 😉

A question remains: Could we potentially get a new EX Raid Boss? In our opinion, Niantic would first have to allow rural trainers with an alternative way of getting a Mewtwo for themselves, but with GO Fest on the horizon, anything is possible.

This is the twelth invitation wave after Niantic’s [more or less] recent acknowledgement that the invitation system should work differently now. Do you guys remember when there could be weeks between two EX Raid Pass distributions? We certainly remember and are thankful that these days are behind us. Although a pattern is clearly drawing itself, we once again urge all of our readers to take part in our EX Raid survey and share it afterwards, especially to players who did not get an invitation.

A few observations based on the reports that we are receiving for this EX Raid Pass wave:

  • Once again, reports are coming in smaller numbers than in the past few weeks, but this could come from that fact that every week, less and less trainers are left without a Mewtwo or that some trainers are simply “bored” by EX Raids (Blasphemy, right?);
  • The system clearly uses S2 L13 cells for the invitations, so we strongly suggest that you coordinate and trigger EX Raids accordingly;
  • In case you can’t attend an EX raid, reach out to Niantic’s Customer support.

In any case, check out our Mewtwo raid guide: counters, weather, capture chances, IVs and CPs, power up your Tyranitars and be prepared.

Make sure to join the discussion on our Discord server and be sure to report any research you find during your travels!


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