Pokemon Go fans hoping to take part in Ex Raid Battles could receive an invite this weekend.
According to Forbes, Niantic is sending out another wave of invites this weekend, giving fans another chance to catch Mewtwo.
Niantic also appears to be expanding the scope of Ex Raid Battles, as Trainers have reportedly starting seeing Ex Raids in locations like Sprint and now Starbucks.
“If you didn’t get a chance to capture Mewtwo in Pokémon GO last weekend, you might – might – be getting another chance soon,” the post reads.
“There is apparently another wave of invites going out this weekend, though the actual scope remains a bit hard to figure out.
“At the moment, we still seem to be seeing a heavy focus on sponsored stops, presumably in an effort to give those sponsors a little more return on their reportedly high-priced contracts.
“Last week, it was all about Sprint, but now things seemed to have expanded to Starbucks, which multiple users are reporting seeing on their EX Raids.”
Ex Raid Battles are exclusive Raids available only to players with an invite.
Invites are sent out 24 hours in advance, and players only have a limited time to defeat can capture Mewtwo.
Then there’s the small matter of capturing Mewtwo if you’re successful in defeating the Legendary Pokemon.
Mewtwo is said to have a 6% capture rate, which makes those Premier Poke Balls extremely valuable.
A Pokemon Company spokesperson recently told Bloomberg that Niantic isn’t even close to being finished with Pokemon Go.
In addition to Gen 3 Pokemon and Ex Raid Battles involving Legendaries like Mewtwo, Niantic is also working on player-vs-player combat and trading.
That’s according to Pokemon Company CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara, who said: “We’ve only accomplished 10% of what Pokemon and Niantic are trying to do.
“So going forward we will have to include fundamental Pokemon experiences such as Pokemon trading and peer-to-peer battles, and other possibilities.”