Pokemon Go news: Kyogre Raid issues strike as new Niantic update goes LIVE

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UPDATE ONE: A new Pokemon Go update has been launched by Niantic, something that was predicted by Trainers this week.

As mentioned below, the various new patches launch in recent weeks have matched up with how the tech company handled updates last year.

The latest Pokemon Go update news includes patch notes from the development, who have managed to remove one of the more annoying bugs hitting the game of late.

Pokémon Go is in the process of being updated to version 0.89.1 for Android and 1.59.1 for iOS devices, with the official changelog listed below:

  • Resolved a bug that caused the Pokémon collection screen to scroll to the top after evolving, transferring, or renaming a Pokémon.
  • Added the ability to sort the Pokédex by region.
  • Improved incubator sorting order when selecting an incubator.
  • Improved the way Pokémon scale throughout the app.
  • Various bug fixes and performance updates.

Another update could be launched before the big Community Day event being held on Saturday, January 20.

Pokemon Go Kyogre Raids are now live but are proving pretty tough for Trainers.

The new Legendary is a tier 5 boss encounter, meaning it’s one of the toughest in the game.

And some Trainers are finding it a little harder than usual to triumph in the timed-Raid battles.

Several issues have been highlighted as making it harder to nab a Kyogre, which has led to some giving up entirely.

According to feedback from dedicated Trainers on Reddit, players are having issues landing the Great and Excellent throws needed to catch it.

This is apparently caused by Kyogre standing further away than with other Legendary-types, meaning you may end up missing more than usual.

But even getting to the final stage is proving difficult, due to the Water-type’s speed and attack power.

While having some hefty firepower behind it isn’t that unusual for a Legendary, not being able to land those Pokeballs the way you want can mean losing a vital percentage on your capture rate.

“My personal experience is that 1. This boss is more stressful than fun and 2. It requires an enormous expenditure of resources for each attempt,” one Reddit user commented.

“Honestly, maybe that’s as it should be if we want these to feel legendary. Regardless, I finally got mine on the fifth attempt and I’m done with it.”

Another reported: “Ultimately, the raid system isn’t very fun. Once you get over the initial novelty of a new raid boss, you’re just left with the stress of ensuring you find a raid group, ensuring you catch the boss, ensuring you catch one with decent IVs… The catch rates on Kyogre, in particular, are just too low to make the process enjoyable.”

Kyogre is available to catch at Gym until February 14, at which time it will be switched out by Niantic.

Trainers are also hoping that a new Pokemon Go update will be released this week.

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