Pokemon GO officially announced a brand new EX Raid featuring the powerful Mythical Pokemon, Deoxys.

Deoxys was first discovered in the Hoenn region and is a Psychic-type Mythical Pokemon. And while Deoxys is a Psychic-type Pokemon, what makes him unique is that he can take on different Formes. In fact, Deoxys has four different forms. He has a Normal Forme, an Attack Forme, Defense Forme, and Speed Forme. Originally these Formes were found in the different games.

But not all four forms will be available in the EX Raid. Pokemon GO will only make the Normal Forme of Deoxys available.

What is an EX Raid

You might be wondering what an EX Raid is. They are special raids which allow you to fight and potentially capture Mythical Pokemon like Deoxys and previously Mewtwo.

You can join an EX Raid once you get an EX Raid Pass. In order to get an EX Raid Pass you must win a Raid Battle at a qualifying gym. Those gyms are usually sponsored gyms like at a Starbucks or a Sprint store. They can also be found in popular parks. In fact, they are adding a feature that will allow you to see which gyms can host an EX Raid. They will have a handy tag when you look at the gym details now.

EX Raid passes will then assign you a date and time when you will be able to challenge Deoxys.

There will be a brand new way of getting into the EX Raids with Deoxys. If one of your friends gets an EX Raid Pass they can also share it with you. That’s right you can now share one EX Raid Pass with one of your friends to help you take down Deoxys. However, these invites are limited to friends who are on the Ultra Friend or Best Friend level.

Are you excited to see Deoxys in EX Raids?

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