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The Pokémon Go App is starting to return to many smartphones after the announcements of the changes.

August 25, 2017
Writer: Myles Primm

When "Pokémon Go" was released in the United States it was met with excitement as well as frustration.

There were too many glitches and a lot of crashing and some players were disappointed about the "expectation v. reality" of the game compared to how it was advertised. Niantic worked hard at trying to keep the fan base satisfied but for some players, it was to no avail.

However, whether they had planned it or not (they totally planned it) Niantic had a trump card up their sleeve. This little number reminded many of the self-proclaimed "Pokémon Masters" in the world why they got the game in the first place. They call it: Mewtwo. The Pokémon that everyone wanted as a child playing the games on the Gameboy. The Pokémon created in a lab that taught us the depth of trying to understand your purpose in life. The Pokémon that is still one of the biggest powerhouses out of all the 802 Pokémon out there.

With the new addition of "Raid Battles" in the game, players were given the opportunity to catch rare Pokémon and add them to their teams. A "Raid Battle" is a free-for-all player participate in and take down a significantly stronger Pokémon within a set amount of time. If the players succeed, they each have the chance to catch a watered down version of that Pokémon and add them to their team.

The hold-up was Niantic only released certain Pokémon for "Raids" leaving players anticipating when the rest would be released. After an announcement that Mewtwo was being released in Japan, American players started to either get back in or pick up the pace to get ready to add the legendary icon to their team.

Mewtwo raids will be by invitation only and will give players an advanced notice of when the raid will be taking place. There is still time so if you want to get back in or start, now would be ideal. The legendary Pokémon is estimated to have a CP of upwards of 3900. That's a record high compared to most Pokémon.

The most interesting part of the game is the players. There are many players that come in all shapes and sizes who are willing to help fellow players out but also lay a beatdown on those who try to oppose their teams. Some advice: travel as a group (preferably with people who are on the same team as you) when you play. This way you can take down multiple gyms faster with your teammates as well as have sufficient firepower for raids.

So whether you're "a boy or a girl" go out because there's an exciting world of Pokémon waiting for you.

When "Pokémon Go" was released in the United States it was met with excitement as well as frustration.

There were too many glitches and a lot of crashing and some players were disappointed about the "expectation v. reality" of the game compared to how it was advertised. Niantic worked hard at trying to keep the fan base satisfied but for some players, it was to no avail.

However, whether they had planned it or not (they totally planned it) Niantic had a trump card up their sleeve. This little number reminded many of the self-proclaimed "Pokémon Masters" in the world why they got the game in the first place. The call it: Mewtwo. The Pokémon that everyone wanted as a child playing the games on the Gameboy. The Pokémon created in a lab that taught us the depth of trying to understand your purpose in life. The Pokémon that is still one of the biggest powerhouses out of all the 802 Pokémon out there.

With the new addition of "Raid Battles" in the game, players were given the opportunity to catch rare Pokémon and add them to their teams. A "Raid Battle" is a free-for-all player participate in and take down a significantly stronger Pokémon within a set amount of time. If the players succeed, they each have the chance to catch a watered down version of that Pokémon and add them to their team.

The hold-up was Niantic only released certain Pokémon for "Raids" leaving players anticipating when the rest would be released. After an announcement that Mewtwo was being released in Japan, American players started to either get back in or pick up the pace to get ready to add the legendary icon to their team.

Mewtwo raids will be by invitation only and will give players an advanced notice of when the raid will be taking place. There is still time so if you want to get back in or start, more power to you.