Trainers, some exciting news is on the horizon. Niantic and Pokémon Go are prepping to release a new feature known as Party Play. Based on the latest teaser on Facebook, it looks like Shadow Lugia could be the highlight of the Party Play launch. This has led to quite a bit of chatter, especially because leaks pointing in this direction seem to have been spot-on.
So, you might be wondering how Party Play differs from regular raids where up to 20 people can join. While we’re still awaiting an official announcement for all the nitty-gritty details, here’s what we do know. Party Play allows you to create groups with up to four Trainers. Bonuses and rewards are on the table for those playing within these parties.
To join a party, you’ll need to be near the host. Two options are available for joining: you can either use a unique code or scan a QR code. After joining, you’ll see other party members on the overworld map. You’ll also have the option to share or hide your location and avatar from other party members. Also, using Fast Attacks will help you accumulate Party Power. This Party Power boosts the damage of your next Charged Attack. Additionally, there are Party Challenges you can complete for rewards, although the specifics of these rewards are yet to be announced.
Some fans have pointed out that Party Play seems to have some similarities with the gameplay features in Pikmin, where you walk with other player friends in the game. Others have drawn parallels to the Part Up feature in Monster Hunter Now. Of course, we’ll know more once the official announcement comes through.
Now, let’s get back to that intriguing Shadow Lugia tease. If the leaks hold true, we might be looking at Tier 5 Shadow Lugia Raids as a core part of the Party Play launch. This could offer some incredibly intense and rewarding raid experiences.
So, Trainers, what are your thoughts on this upcoming feature? Are you excited for Party Play and the potential for Shadow Lugia Raids? Keep an eye out for the official announcement to get the complete scoop.