Pokemon GO” developer Niantic continues to release new updates to keep players hooked on the game. According to a report from Pokemon GO Hub, Niantic recently announced that the new Raid Battle system is going to be available soon. The developer did not announce the exact date, but it is rumored that there will be a field testing period starting September 6. Field testing is similar to beta testing.

What can we expect from the Exclusive Raid Battle system?

The Exclusive Raid Battle system will work similarly to the current cooperative multiplayer mechanics.

Exclusive Raids will indicate the exact time and location of the upcoming raid, so that “Pokemon GO” players can organize a group and get ready for the attack. This new feature will also help players that are located in rural areas.

New Raid Battle system helps rural players

Many “Pokemon GO” players in rural areas have been complaining about the difficulty of defeating a Legendary Pokemon in raids. Players find it hard to organize a group because there are only few that play the game in rural areas. Niantic claims that the Exclusive Raid Battle system will partially fix the issue. Now, players will have ample time to get ready and form a group for a Legendary Raid a day before the actual event.

New legendaries released

Niantic will also be releasing three new legendary creatures in “Pokemon GO.” The said legendaries are the Electric-type Raikou, Fire-type Entei, and the Water-type Suicune. These new Legendary Pokemon are available to catch starting from August 31 to September 30. Raikou can be battled throughout the America, Entei can be battled throughout Europe and Africa, and Suicune be battled throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

How to defeat Raikou

Raikou is a pure electric-type Pokemon and its primary weakness are ground-type Pokemon such as Rhydon, Golem, Donphan, Tyranitar, Sandslash, and Nidoking. It cannot be defeated by just one player. It requires 6-7 players to take it down. Few recommended attackers are Dragonite with Outrage attack, Steelix with Earthquake attack, Snorlax with Hyper Beam attack, and Machamp with Dynamic Punch attack.

How to defeat Entei

Entei is a fire-type Pokemon and its weaknesses are ground-type, rock-type, and water-type Pokemon such as Omastar, Vaporeon, Golem, Tyranitar, and Kingdra. It is not soloable, and it takes a minimum of 6-7 players to defeat it. Few recommended attackers are Dragonite with Outrage attack, Rhydon with Stone Edge attack, Feraligatr with Hydro Pump attack, and Lugia also with Hydro Pump attack.