Categories: News

Two Free Raid Passes Per Day Are Available On September 7 and 8

Niantic Support has announced that two free raid passes will be available on September 7 and September 8, following a serious issue with Entei and Suicune not being shiny eligible from raid encounters. The official tweet confirmed that free raid passes are being handed out as compensation for “issues encountering certain Pokémon”.

As it turns out, the issues mentioned in the tweet were quite severe, as shiny Raikou was the only shiny Johto beast available on September 2nd, when the first week of Ultra Bonus rewards has started. Reddit players were quick to spot and report the issue and Vicksin outlined the whole ordeal in a lengthy post on The Silph Road subreddit.

Suicune Entei Raikou
Suicune Counters Entei Counters Raikou Counters

The post outlined the real underlying problem with the shiny Johto trio:

  • Announcements leading to the event stated that all three shinies (Suicune, Raikou, Entei) will be available from raids
  • This lead to players spending money on raid passes and shiny hunting Entei, Raikou and Suicune, but only Raikou was available
  • As a result, players were quite angry with the situation. According to one source from our Discord server, there was a group of players who only wanted shiny Suicune, but it was nowhere to be found

Luckily, the situation is now resolved, as both shiny Suicune and shiny Entei are now available. On top of that, Niantic has doubled the amount of free raid passes throughout this weekend – a welcome move with great timing in our opinion.

Zeroghan

Antonio started the Hub in July 2016 and hasn't had much sleep since. Software developer. Discord username: Zeroghan. 29 years old.

Share
Published by
Zeroghan

Recent Posts

Pokémon GO Verizon Special Weekend Event

Attention, Trainers from the US! Niantic and Verizon are partnering to hold a Special Weekend…

1 hour ago

Mega Gengar is coming to Pokémon GO on October 23

Niantic has announced that Mega Gengar will replace Mega Venusaur on Friday, October 23. Mega…

17 hours ago

Pokémon GO Halloween Event 2020

Pokémon GO's 2020 Halloween Event is making a return! 🎃  From October 23 - November…

23 hours ago

Niantic Rescinds Its Previous Statement That Pokestop Distance Changes Are Permanent

Trainers, Recently Reddit user mgaguilar noticed that Niantic has rescinded its previous statement that the…

3 days ago

We Need to Talk About The (12km) Egg Pool (Again)

Back in September, I wrote about the drastic need for an update to the egg…

4 days ago

Catch Mastery Event 2020: Ghost types

Catch Mastery Event is upon us focusing on shiny Drifloon, Mega Gengar and the subtle…

5 days ago