New EX Mewtwo Raid: May 7th and 8th 2018

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Exclusive Raid Pass New weekly Mewtwo EX Raid

With the wave of Wailmer, Oddish, Poliwag, and so forth still going strong, some trainers have dared say that Niantic should skip a week of EX Raid Passes. To those trainers we say: “Get lost!”; and the majority of you still excited when you hear the news about a new wave of EX Raid passes, well you’re in luck!

A new wave has just rolled out, targeting an EX Raid on May 7th or 8th 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 are pointing towards some great news!

PS: Please make sure to complete our EX Raid survey!
(We’ve slightly revised the survey in the past weeks, so 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 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% to approximately 15% based on our data. This wave is the ninth weekly EX Raid Pass distribution in a row! We certainly hope to see those numbers drop below 10% soon!

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.

This is the tenth invitation wave after Niantic’s [more or less] recent acknowledgement that the invitation system should work differently now. 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;
  • 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.

Also, 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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