Trainers, gear up for a ground-shaking event as Mega Garchomp makes its debut in Mega Raids during the Raid Day event. While we’ve all marked our calendars for November 11, 2023, from 2 PM to 5 PM local time to welcome the Dragon/Ground-type titan, it appears the festivities won’t be confined to just an afternoon. According to the official Japanese Pokémon GO Twitter account, we’re in for an extended treat, Mega Garchomp won’t just be gracing us with its presence for the event duration but will stay with us until November 16, 2023.
While the initial announcement from Niantic and Pokémon GO didn’t reveal the extended visit, the Japanese Twitter account’s infographic leaked the information. It reveals that both Mega Garchomp and its Shiny counterpart will be available for battle and catch not just on Raid Day but for the days following. This extended engagement turns what we assumed to be a limited cameo into a week-long epic encounter.
So, what does this mean for the Trainers? If you’ve taken a closer look at the official Pokémon GO November 2023 content update infographic, particularly in the Mega Raids section, you might have spotted a “???” mystery Mega Raid Boss scheduled from November 12-November 16, 2023. It seems the mystery has been solved ahead of schedule, and Mega Garchomp is our surprise Mega Raid Boss.
The conflicting information from various Pokémon GO Twitter accounts caused confusion, but the Japanese account clarified that Mega Garchomp Raids will continue. It’s time to plan and rally your fellow Trainers, as we have a rare opportunity to engage with one of the most powerful Mega Evolved Pokémon over several days.
◤ #ポケモンGO 今週のスケジュール ◢
— Pokémon GO Japan (@PokemonGOAppJP) November 7, 2023
With Mega Garchomp’s visit extending beyond Raid Day, Pokémon GO players now have more time to strategize and plan for multiple encounters. Trainers can adjust their raid tactics and approach to combat this powerful opponent. We’re excited to hear about the different strategies players will use to take on this extended challenge, so feel free to let us know in the comment section below.