Don’t use your raid passes in Pokemon Go – the developer messed up


IF you’re playing Pokémon GO, it’s a bad idea to use your raid passes right now. 

At the start of Pokémon GO’s Season of Light, all four forms of the Legendary Pokémon Deoxys appear in the fifth-level raids: The Normal, Attack, Defense, and Speed Formes are all available to be battled and caught. 

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All four variants should also be available as Shiny versions after you defeat them. 

At least, that’s what developer Niantic communicated.

Only Normal Deoxys is currently Shiny

However, reports from trainers around the world on Discord and other places indicate that only the Normal Forme of Deoxys can actually be found as Shiny versions at this time. 

So if you still need the Shiny variant of the Attack, Defense, or Speed Formes for your collection, save your Raid Passes for now – Niantic probably forgot to activate the Shiny version for these three formes.

Such occurrences have happened quite often in the past, angering and frustrating fans. 

This is due to the fact that features like the availability of certain Pokémon formes or the spawn probabilities of Pokémon are controlled centrally. 

In plain English, someone at Niantic’s HQ in San Francisco simply forgot to press the big red “Shiny button” for three of Deoxys’ formes before leaving work.

Now that the issue is known, Niantic should be able to fix it pretty quickly. 

Until then, Shiny hunters should exercise patience. Grab yourself some free Pokemon GO promo codes while you wait.

Written by Marco Wutz on behalf of GLHF. 


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