News Roundup: New Raid Bosses with a Gen IV Theme

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Hello everyone! We have a little News Roundup for you today since quite a lot has happened!!

Celebi’s Announcement

Earlier we got the rather unexpected announcement of Celebi Special Research coming August 20th, 2018. You can read up on all of that here: Celebi Special Research Announced

Regirock in Raid Battles

That’s right, Registeel has left the raid scene and brings in a new Titan, Regirock. Regirock will be in Raid Battles a rather long time, until September 20th. As another great Dex filler we do not expect it to be wildly popular. That’s why there are lower tier bosses, and these lower tier bosses have some strange things in common…

Gen IV Themed Raid Bosses

Many of the raid bosses we have seen so far that are new seem to have some kind of connection with Generation 4 Pokemon. Roselia, Piloswine, Tangela, Rhydon?? Something here is kind of fishy.

Here is a list of everything we have seen in raids so far. Much like last time it seems there are some old bosses sprinkled in there and might be taken out soon, but we are not certain.

Tier 1: Magikarp, Makuhita, Meditite, Wailmer

Tier 2: Alolan Exeggutor, Kirlia, Roselia, Mawile

Tier 3: Alolan Raichu, Machamp, Tangela, Piloswine, Donphan

Tier 4: Alolan Marowak, Rhydon, Tyranitar, Absol

All of the ones in bold have a Gen IV evolution, and these make up a majority of the new additions.

And of course a graphic from Couple of Gaming to visualize these bosses!

More Gen IV Hinting

Recently, Chrales found a rather interesting line of code referencing a Sinnoh Badge. Here is his tweet below:

Is Gen IV going to be upon us at all soon? Niantic is very much prepping for it, as we can tell. Will it be the Ultra Bonus? Will it be perhaps before or after the Ultra Bonus? We look forward to what might be in store, but we do not expect anything too soon.

Like Chrales said, don’t get too hyped…. (okay, just a little bit of hype…)

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