reports are coming in left and right: EX Raids (Mewtwo) are now being field tested in Europe and Asia! This comes as addition to the existing EX Raid tests in Japan and USA and it seems to be by far the biggest EX Raid field test so far.
Raids are appearing at several sponsored Gyms in EU and Asia: Starbucks, Jio and Unibail. The only area where EX Raid invitations were reported in non-sponsored Gyms is in Chester, UK where the great Heritage Event took place. If you haven’t raided at one of the sponsored Gyms inside Unibail malls, it’s not possible to receive an invitation.
We have solid reasons to believe that EX Raid testing will intensify and soon expand outside sponsored locations in Europe and Asia, as the current test includes almost exclusively sponsored Poké Stops. This is a pattern that’s emerged from previous Niantic’s releases in EU and Asia: sponsors get it first, then the rest of the Gyms / Stops.
Australia is not included in this Raid Test, but we’ve got reports of new cities in the US and Japan getting EX raids in this wave. Shouldn’t be too long before they come to Australia either.
Big shout out to GO Hub ES team for waking us up at the Hub HQ with this beautiful image of an EX Raid Pass in Madrid:
Ya están llegando los primeros pases de Incursión EX a España. (En Centros Unibal-Rodamco). pic.twitter.com/cj8a5dTMfd
— Pokémon GO Hub ES (@PokemonGOHubES) September 19, 2017
At this moment we don’t have a confirmed list of locations where the EX Raids are taking place. If you want to help us build one, share your EX invitations in the comments below.
We recommend reading up on the following articles in order to prepare for the raid: