The first wave of EX Raids invitation testing went live last week and today, just a few hours ago a new wave of invitations was sent to some Trainers.
The Exclusive Raid Battles are something new in the game, where the Trainers can battle and catch one of the rarest Pokemon in the game. In this case, this is Mewtwo, a unique Pokemon who was first seen and caught during the Pikachu Outbreak event in Yokohama, Japan. Now, Mewtwo is available in the US as well, but only with an EX Raid invitation.
Only Trainers who will defeat a Raid Boss at the same Gym where the Exclusive Raid Battle will be taking place will receive an invitation to participate, in advance, so the players will have enough time to organize.
The new EX Raid testing will start on September 15 at 6 PM – 7 PM at the following confirmed locations and it seems like all the EX Raids are Sprint Store Gyms:
- Arlington, Texas
- Burbank, California
- Chicago, Illinois
- Kansas City, MO/KS – Thanks to Justin Price for letting us know
- Kailua-Kona, Hawaii – Thanks to Carolyn Packard for the info
- Los Angeles, California
- Orange, California
- Oxnard, California
- Portland, Oregon
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- San Diego, California
- Tulsa, Oklahoma
The players who got their invitations have already started to organize themselves on the social media and the hype is real! Good luck Trainers and catch ’em all!