Niantic consulted Twitter today for announces other changes to Pokémon Go to help players who are at a social distance. As more and more players around the world find themselves confined to their homes, limiting their time outside and unable to play Pokémon Go regularly, Niantic has made many changes to the game to make it easier to play since at home. To reinforce these measures, the current legendary Pokémon available in five-star raids and as reward matches in the Pokémon Go Battle League, Thundurus and Cobalion will be available for a few more days. Players will have until Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 1 p.m. PST to complete these raids or meet these Legenday Pokémon by completing Pokémon Go Battle League sets. As a reminder, the walking conditions to win Pokémon Go Battle League sets have been suspended so that players can fight other people in the world without leaving the security of their home.
In addition to expanding the availability of these two legendary Pokémon, Niantic has suspended weekly legendary raid hours until further notice. These weekly events, usually held every Wednesday, saw virtually all of the game’s gymnasiums supported by legendary raids for an hour and drew a large crowd. So to support social distancing efforts, this event was canceled.
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