This News Roundup sees that Niantic’s recent trend of dropping new content/events in bunches has continued and seemingly knows no end. With the introduction of Legendary Lunch Hour, the announcement of Rayquaza Raid Weekend, Defense Forme Deoxys taking over as the new EX Raid Boss, and Pokéstop Submissions going live in Indonesia, this has truly been an eventful week.
Legendary Lunch Hour
Niantic rolled out this new event to try and cater to the working class during their lunch breaks. Legendary Lunch Hour was introduced as an hour-long window where trainers could pretty much do as many Dialga Raids as time would allow should they so choose. And while feedback on this event has been mixed, we can’t wait to see what Niantic does with it in the future. For more information about Legendary Lunch Hour be sure to read our Legendary Lunch Hour: Event Guide and Legendary Lunch Hour: Initial Thoughts.
Rayquaza Raid Weekend
The return everyone was waiting for! Well, kind of anyways. Niantic announced that the Legendary Pokémon Rayqauaza would be returning for a special Raid Weekend starting March 15th at 1 PM PST and ending on March 18th at 1 PM PST. The initial excitement about the return of Rayquaza was quickly muted though, upon the revelation that Shiny Rayquaza would not be available to catch upon completion of these raids. Though this may bum some of you out, keep in mind that Rayquaza is an extremely useful Pokémon to have in your arsenal, so taking part in this Raid Weekend will still benefit you in the long run. For more information about this weekend-long event see: Rayquaza is Coming Back for a Special Raid Weekend. We also have our Rayquaza Counters Guide and Rayquaza Counters Heat Map at your disposal.
Defense Forme Deoxys
A new EX Raid Boss is coming, Trainers! Defense Forme Deoxys was announced to be taking over for Attack Forme Deoxys as the next EX Raid Boss starting on March 25th. We hope you enjoyed soloing Attack Forme Deoxys because the Defense Forme of this Orange Alien is no pushover. Even the most hardcore of raiding groups will require a group of at least 4 Trainers to take down Defense Forme Deoxys. Take a look at our Defense Forme Deoxys Raid Guide for more information on how to beat the Legendary Alien most efficiently.
Pokéstop Submissions in Indonesia
Niantic has announced that the PokeStop nomination system is now live in Indonesia – for everyone who is eligible. Trainers level 40 and above can now participate and create new portal candidates which are then reviewed by OPR agents.