The year 2020 is coming to an end, and it has been a year of major changes Pokémon GO. Coaches have seen the game add both new features and new species, while adapting to the ever-changing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and the locks that followed. Let’s look back at what has been a crucial year for Niantic’s worldwide mega-hit game, and decide the best and worst of 2020 in all aspects of Pokémon GO. This time … we’re talking about the worst raid commanders in 2020. Let’s go!
5. Forces of Nature trio
Personally, I have nothing against Landorus, Thundurus and Tornadus. Although not exactly the most interesting Pokémon because they are obvious reskins of each other, these genius-esque Legendaries were of very little interest to society compared to Unova’s other offerings from Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem (at least first) , and even the Swords of Justice trio.
4. Mega Blastoise
Mega Blastoise raids were annoyingly difficult in two ways. First, it was the most thoughtful Mega Pokémon, which meant that more trainers were needed, and that it would take a while to take down, reducing the amount of Mega Energy earned. Secondly, interest in Mega Raids was and is low compared to Tier Five Legendary raids, which meant that even getting enough people to join, especially towards the end of Mega Blastoise’s long stay in Pokémon GO, quite difficult.
Darkrai second time
Niantic shot himself in the foot here. They announced Origin Forme Giratina with a glittering release for the first half of October and teased a “surprising” raid boss for the Halloween event. Looking like Origin Forme Giratina was one of the most coveted legends in the game, and the fact that the “surprise” boss was Darkrai, who had already had his Shiny released earlier this year, left Pokémon GO Coaches wonder why Niantic got them hyped for no reason.
Heatran’s first stay in January 2020 was terrific. It had been away from the raid for a long time, and we finally saw its shiny release in Pokémon GO. So, after a month’s long stay, … it came back again for another three weeks, just a few months later. Why? The world may never know.
Then comes the most astonishing decision in the history of legendary raids Pokémon GO. When the dragons of Unova – Reshiram, Zekrom and Kyurem – were released, they each had a week-long raid. During Kyurem’s race, Remote Raid Invites was released. Niantic promised that those who missed Reshiram and Zekrom due to delay in invitations, would soon get another chance. So … in December, they just introduced Kyurem again. This time for a whole month. Who could this have been for? Was it just squeezing an Ice-type Pokémon to themed the raids for December? After an exciting fall of one and two weeks stay for a number of bosses, to be left with Kyurem for a whole month and five raid hours is enough to completely shut down interest in the Tier Five raid for a month.
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