Niantic has announced Mewtwo will be available to all players soon! And the four legendary birds already released will be in raid battles again until the end of August.
While this news is exciting for Mewtwo fans, and for anyone who didn't get the other legendaries the first time around, these exclusive raids may not be all they're cracked up to be.
Exclusive Raid Battles are similar to existing Raid Battles, with a few notable differences. Exclusive raids will periodically appear at Gyms around the world; however, unlike existing raids, Trainers will be invited to join an Exclusive Raid Battle. To receive an invitation to participate in an Exclusive Raid Battle, Trainers must have successfully completed a raid recently, by defeating the Raid Boss, at the Gym where the Exclusive Raid Battle will be taking place. The invitations will include advance warning of when the Exclusive Raid will take place, giving them ample time to coordinate with other Trainers before taking on the powerful Raid Boss.One obvious problem is that Niantic didn't define what qualifies as "recent." Is it a few days? A few weeks? It seems like pretty vital information was left out of this announcement.