When first released, Pokemon Go’s Seviper and Zangoose only appeared catchable in certain areas.
It meant that they had been made region exclusives by Niantic, the first of a new wave of Gen 3 Pokemon.
However, it appears things may have changed today.
While Zangoose could originally not be found in Europe and Oceania, reports have been popping up in recent hours of people catching them.
The same is being said of Pokemon Go’s Seviper, who was originally only found in place like Europe and and Asia.
Niantic don’t appear to have made any official announcement on the subject, so there’s still there chance things could switch back.
And while it appears that this wasn’t just a mistake made by the development team, there are still other Gen 3 region exclusives in effect.
Plusle has now switched over to any new regions, and neither has Minun, while Relicanth still appears to be only findable in New Zealand.
And this might not be the only little change Niantic has made to the game this week.
Trainers are now reporting that new Pokemon Go EX Raid invites have been sent out.
EX Raids currently offer a select group of players the chance to gang up and catch a Mewtwo from a specific Gym.
This hasn’t proved that popular with Trainers so far, some of who find it a little unfair when it comes to the selections process.
Here’s some more details from the team at the Silph Road, via Pokemon Go Hub, who have been tracking the latest invites
“The new EX Raid is scheduled around January 9th, but the actual time and date will depend on your local timezone and hours in which player activity is at its highest,” PoGo Hub writes.
“According to data collected by The Silph Road, this wave of invites is again targeted at newcomers, with more than 50% of invites being first time raiders.
“Additionally, trainer level seems to have a more and more influential role in the system, as the majority of invites was distributed to level 30+ Trainers.”
It doesn’t appear that the random system in which EX Raids currently function is seen as very viable to the fanbase, who are hoping to see new changes soon.
“This is the second Ex raid we’ve received in our town since they began and it’s on the same gym has before,” one player commented.
“We made an effort to target that specific gym and done 2 groudon raids within the week limit to be eligible for an invite. Everyone got an invite apart from me and one other. I am level 37 and he is 40.
“We were even at the same raid with people that got an invite. Another player got an invite that soloed a raid on the same gym. How is that fair?
“So level 37 was the most common level for invites and that is the level I am and i would be a first time raider.”
More could be revealed on what changes Niantic plan to make in 2018 very soon, along with what the next batch of Gen 3 Pokemon will be.
Published at Fri, 05 Jan 2018 05:44:00 +0000