There are big changes for Raids coming to Pokémon GO. For a long time, players have been battling the same creatures from the non-Legendary Raid tiers, and it's not surprising that they've been repeatedly asking Niantic to change things up a bit because things are kind of becoming increasingly stale.
Apparently, Niantic has been listening to players' woes because it has just surprised them with a rotation of all Raid bosses, adding nearly 20 new creatures for players to beat in Raid battles.
Pokémon GO Gets New Raid Bosses: Will Old Ones Be Thrown Out Entirely?
Nearly all former bosses were thrown out, although some were spared from the rotation, at least for now. All the new are almost first-generation Pokémon, although the recently added Sableye was made a Level 2 Raid boss.
Though a welcome addition, the arrival of new Raid bosses has generated some speculation among Pokémon GO players. Some say the new Pokémon could be cycled out of egg pools and spawn areas when the game brings more creatures later this year, meaning Raid battles will be one of the only viable method of acquiring such Pokémon, along with the candies they come with.
Full List Of New Raid Bosses
As compiled by The Silph Road, below is the full list of new Raid bosses for Pokémon GO, divided into tiers:
• Ivysaur - CP: 5238
• Wartortle - CP: 4503
• Charmeleon - CP: 5085
• Metapod - CP: 1534
In tier 1, all the previous bosses — Bayleef, Quilava, Croconaw, and Magikarp — have been cycled out, but players should find the replacements more than satisfactory.
• Magneton - CP: 14172
• Sableye - CP: 8266
• Tentacruel - CP: 12190
• Sandslash - CP: 12312
• Marowak - CP: 9891
• Cloyster - CP: 15678
As with tier 1, all the old bosses in tier 2have been replaced with new ones. Cloyster and Magneton are standouts, being pretty strong bosses for low-level players to beat.
• Ninetales - CP: 14914
• Scyther - CP: 17358
• Omastar - CP: 18915
• Porygon - CP: 11419
Not listed above are Alakazam, Gengar, and Machamp, which will all remain in tier 3, thankfully.
• Poliwrath - CP: 24272
• Victreebel - CP: 23780
• Golem - CP: 30572
• Nidoking - CP: 24873
• Nidoqueen - CP: 23216
As with tier 3, some of the old bosses will remain, including Tyranitar, Lapras, and Snorlax.
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