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Pokémon GO Niantic messes up again, Nihilego accidentally replaces Guzzlord in Raids

Whoa, talk about a plot twist. Niantic had us all set up for a Guzzlord takeover in Pokémon GO, but then, plot twist, Nihilego makes an unexpected entrance on the raid scene. If you’re in New Zealand or keeping an eye on updates from there, you’re probably just as baffled as we are.

This October, Guzzlord and its shiny variant were scheduled to be the stars of Pokémon GO’s Five-star Raids. But surprise, surprise, Nihilego is showing up instead. We’re fairly sure someone at Niantic must’ve pushed the wrong button or something because this is definitely not what was advertised. The folks down in New Zealand were among the first to notice the mix-up, and let’s just say, they’re not too shocked that Niantic goofed up again.

While this is likely a mistake, similar to past instances, we hope Niantic resolves the issue soon. We don’t want to miss out on Guzzlord and its shiny form, after all.

But since we’re on the subject, let’s take this opportunity to talk about the best counters for Guzzlord, just in case Niantic sets things right:

  • Mega Gardevoir
  • Mega Alakazam
  • Mega Diancie
  • Shadow Gardevoir
  • Shadow Granbull
  • Xerneas
  • Gardevoir
  • Togekiss

Guzzlord is set to take over Five-star Raids on October 6, 2023, at 10 AM local time. Guzzlord and Shiny Guzzlord will be available to battle and catch until October 20, 2023.

So, gear up and prepare for whichever Ultra Beast comes your way. May the odds be ever in your favor, Trainers. Let’s catch ’em all.

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Dejan Kacurov

Hey there, I'm Dejan! Let me take you through my life, where family, gaming, and CrossFit play prominent roles. Since day one, I've been surrounded by the love and support of my family. Growing up, every moment spent with my parents and siblings was filled with warmth and laughter, creating memories I hold dear. As a parent now, I've experienced a whole new level of love and responsibility. My two wonderful kids bring endless joy and a sense of purpose to my life. In the digital realm, I found my passion - gaming. Whether I'm conquering the world of Apex Legends or embarking on adventures in Pokemon Go, gaming fuels my sense of adventure and competition. Beyond the virtual world, I discovered the exhilaration of CrossFit. The challenging workouts, camaraderie with fellow fitness enthusiasts, and constant drive to push my limits have become an integral part of my life. Balancing family time, gaming, and CrossFit has been a journey of self-discovery. Each passion complements the other, bringing fulfillment and joy to my daily routine.

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