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As we say goodbye toand the legendary birds, we now welcome the legendary dogs of Gen II! Today, the coming of three new legendary Pokémon and give us an update on EX Raid Battles (formally known as Exclusive Raid Battles).
The Three Legendary Dogs Of Johto
From August 31 to September 30, the following Pokémon will spawn in their respective regions:
, an Electric-type Legendary Pokémon, can be battled throughout the Americas.
, a Fire-type Legendary Pokémon, can be battled throughout Europe and Africa.
, a Water-type Legendary Pokémon, can be battled throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
There will be two major rotations, meaning you’ll have a chance to catch all three of the new legendary Pokémon without traveling from your region.
- Rotation 1 will happen on September 30th and will remain until October 31st.
- Rotation 2 will happen on October 31st. No end date was specified, but it assumed this rotation will last until November 30th.
After the three major rotations, it is likely these Pokémon will no longer be available for battling in raids and catching. There is a chance they could spawn all three for a final chance after the rotations (like they did with the birds), but I wouldn’t depend on that.
EX Raid Battles Field-Testing
The formerly knowfeature has been renamed to EX Raid Battles. It has been decided some field-testing is needed prior to full release. The goal is to fine tune and make changes to the experience so it if fun for Trainers. Select Gyms will be seeing this feature as soon as September 6th (likely San Francisco, USA and Tokyo, Japan). Niantic will be checking their social medias for constructive feedback on the new feature.
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Good day everyone and welcome back to another Pokémon GO teardown! In this post we’ll be diving into changes seen in version 0.73.1 vs our.
Safari Zone Assets
Theare starting September 16th, 2017 and it appears Niantic is preparing those assets now. In this version we see the new Safari Zone Medal along with Safari Zone event markets.
Safari Zone Medal
Safari Zone Event Marker
We assume these markers will be similar to the ones seen at Pokémon GO Fest and Stadium events.
Updated Gym Assets
There was a new battle field looking asset added the Gym assets in this version. Not sure if this will replace the flooring when battling in Gyms or if it’s in preparation for something else entirely.
Patch Notes from Niantic
Niantic is getting a little bit better with their communication game and listed a number of bug fixes and quality of life improvements in this version.
- Added the ability for Trainers to spin the Photo Disc at a Gym using the Pokémon GO Plus accessory.
- Added the ability to view the number of Trainers entered, and preparing, for a Raid Battle before using a Raid Pass.
- Improved Pokémon Collection screen search functionality by allowing Trainers to search through their Pokémon’s moves using the @ character. ( )
- Resolved a bug which caused the Raid Boss to always break free from the last Premier Ball.
- Resolved a bug that prevented Trainers from seeing they’d received double XP from Raid Battles when using a Lucky Egg.
- Various bug fixes.
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Hello CRA! Supermarine here with my first ever guide on Clash Royale Arena, the Double P.E.K.K.A deck!
Now, we all know that the new meta consists of lots of Golem Beatdown, 3M, and Siege. But now, I have formulated a deck that can counter it all! Behold, Double P.E.K.K.A Cannon Cart!
Double P.E.K.K.A w/ Cannon Cart
P.E.K.K.A: She is the main tank of the deck and counters just about almost anything in the current meta right now, ranging from Golem to Ram to 3M.
She deals very high damage, meaning you can use her as a win condition.
P.E.K.K.A is also very useful as a tank for other cards such as Mini P.E.K.K.A, Mega Minion, Cannon Cart, or Ice Wizard.
The best strategy for this card is to use her as a reactive play rather than an investment. This allows you to counter push with her.
Mini P.E.K.K.A: The miniature version of his (yes, he is a dude) big sister.
After his buff, he is a very strong card, even stronger than Night Witch!
He only allows one Hog shot, shreds right through cancer cards, and absolutely destroys X-Bow and 3M splits!
On offense, he does high damage to towers, just like P.E.K.K.A, so he can also be used as a win condition, which gives you the option of doing cheap Mini P.E.K.K.A Ice Wizard or MP Zap pushes.
Again, he is very useful as a reactive play to maximize defensive potential.
Cannon Cart: Poor Cannon Cart! It isn’t seeing any popularity (yet)! And that’s a shame, because it’s really good!
It works great against Elite Barbarians, as it will kill them both with some health left, and it is capable of soaking up Fireball and Poison and still be able to move!
On offense, it can almost take a whole Tower if left ignored!
However, the best way to use this card is with Tombstone. If there’s a Golem headed toward the Tombstone, place Cannon Cart behind it. Then, if they use their Lightning, Cannon Cart will convert into a Cannon, still kiting the Golem! Its shield hitpoints combined with its normal hitpoints make it a very good asset in battle!
Ice Wizard: His recent buff has made him extremely strong for swarm control on offense and defense.
He one-shots tournament level Skeletons and Bats, and also three-shots tournament level Minions. He also slows targets, meaning the Arena Towers and their troops will have a harder time killing your troops. Overall, he is a very expendable troop and can be used in any situation.
Pretty self-explanatory. Use it with Ice Wizard to make a cheaper version of ExeNado. Also use it to pull troops to the King Tower to activate it, helping in defense.
Zap: Also a self-explanatory card.
Kills swarms and resets Inferno.
Mega Minion: Your anti-air high damage unit.
He can really bully Baby Dragon and Lava Hound, and kills Inferno Dragon when paired with Zap.
Also use it against glass cannons such as Wizard, and other ranged units such as Executioner.
Tombstone: Your building.
Use it to kite building targeting troops such as Hog Rider and Giant. It pairs very well with Cannon Cart, as mentioned in that section.
Overall, very self explanatory.
3:00 – 2:00:
Start slow. Wait for the opponent to attack, then defend and counter push. If something expensive is placed in the back (Golem, MK, etc), then punish them with Mini P.E.K.K.A or Cannon Cart!
2:00 – 1:00:
Keep counter pushing and control the tempo of the fight until Double Elixir hits.
Double Elixir – End:
Place Ice Wizards and Mega Minions in the back to invest, then press the Tower of your choice and take it out. Watch out for anything dropped at the bridge, so still keep some Elixir in reserve for defense!
P.E.K.K.A and the mini version both work well against the Giant. You can also Tornado him into the middle to have both Arena Towers attack it.
Tombstone+Cannon Cart is your anti-Lightning defense. Also be sure to use Mini P.E.K.K.A to kill the rest of Golem and the resulting Golemites. Or, just use big P.E.K.K.A with Mega Minion to kill support.
Quite hard. Use Mega Minion to kill anything behind Hound, then use Ice Wizard to slow it down so Mega Minion can catch up and kill it. It can soak damage from Pups as well.
Tombstone, Tornado, and Mini P.E.K.K.A all work well against the Hog Rider. Hog cycles shouldn’t be a problem, as you have four different counters to this card (Tombstone, Tornado, Mega Minion, Mini P.E.K.K.A).
P.E.K.K.A works well against these three when they’re all together. She one-shots them, and allows a counter push capability. If they 3M split, then use Mini P.E.K.K.A on the side with two and Mega Minion on the one, and Tombstone to deal with Ram.
The easiest matchup. Both P.E.K.K.As and Cannon Cart can kill X-Bow. Against Mortar, Cannon Cart is your best option, but don’t place it too close, as you could be placing the CC in the dead zone, therefore risking unnecessary Tower damage!
Icenado. Yes, I said Icenado. This combo does very well against most Spell Bait. Zap Goblin Barrels and you’re golden! You can also choose to use Ice Wizard alone and Tornado the Barrels to engage the King.
Use you own P.E.K.K.A only as a last resort. Tombstone and Ice Wizard excel at keeping the P.E.K.K.A distracted, and Mini P.E.K.K.A and Mega Minion are very good support killers. Be sure to use Zap or Icenado on any swarms!
You have TONS of MK counters. There’s literally no way you can lose. However, they may also have P.E.K.K.A. Use your own P.E.K.K.A combined with Ice Wizard to slow MK’s attack speed, and Tornado to keep opposing P.E.K.K.A away for a while. Then, use Mega Minion to kill the P.E.K.K.A. An alternative could be to use Cannon Cart on Mega Knight, then counter P.E.K.K.A with P.E.K.K.A. Use Zap where necessary.
So that’s all on this insane anti-meta deck! Leave a comment if you want more decks from me, and let me know if you want me to feature something of your choice! Supermarine out!
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Best Tips for Getting 9 Wins at Ramp Up Challenge
As the Elixir Regen Speed increases after every minute, the battle will transform from a slow-pace to a very fast-paced battle and the rate of cards that will be placed down is gonna be high.
So, you should change your playstyle as each minute passes, from passive to aggressive to super aggressive.
During 2x and 3x Elixir time, always pay attention to your elixir bar.
NEVER stay at 10 elixir for more than a second. As you gain elixir quickly, you may actually lose a lot of elixir, being at elixir disadvantage.
Don’t worry about not having enough elixir for defense as you can gain enough quickly.
Go on offensive mode!!! This game mode is for aggressive, beat down, 3 crowns wins and not for passive, control, 1 crown wins. Over-committing on offense is gonna be the key to victory in this challenge.
Focus on the meta!!!
The current very popular card is the P.E.K.K.A. and since in this challenge players can place her a lot faster, she is gonna be quite popular.
So, consider adding counters to P.E.K.K.A. in your deck.
In Ramp Up Challenge, you need to create a deck from your own card collection. It’s recommended to use cards not lower than the Tournament Cap (9/7/4/1) otherwise you will get a huge disadvantage.
Recommended Win Conditions
The Win-conditions for this challenge should be able to deal high amount of damage.
You shouldn’t use chip damage-dealers (e.g. Miner) as your main Win-condition but they can of course be used as the Secondary Win-conditions. The cost of your win-condition isn’t really that important because during x3 Elixir time you can play expensive cards quickly.
Recommended heavy cards
Your battle decks should generally have a few heavier cards. With more elixir net , you can place them quickly and use them for the full potential. These cards can include spells as well as heavy spells deal more amount of damage.
Don’t forget cycling cards!
Your deck should have 1 to 2 cheap cycling cards as well. This is because you will be able to move lightning-fast through your cards and place other heavier troops/win-conditions more no. of times.
This type of cards is always great in x2 and x3 Elixir challenge.
The reason behind this is that you will be able to place down more spawners which in turn will produce more troops, making your pushes stronger.
Splash Damaging Cards
Cards which provide clearance and in turn give high value are absolutely necessary because of the high number of troops on the map. 2 such cards are recommended.
Spells are needed in this challenge. Spell cycle can become a great source of damage as well as give lot of value as they can take care of big number of troops.
As such, you should base your deck on strong card combos and synergies rather than focusing on a single card.
The reason is, a single card will have a tough time as people can counter it pretty easily while Strong Card combos say Golem Graveyard Tornado Poison will be very strong as you will be able to place them down very easily and almost every time during 3x elixir.
Best deck type for Ramp Up Challenge
- Beatdown decks are gonna be so strong in this challenge as they can make the most of the high amount of elixir to form the unstoppable pushes.
- Control decks are gonna be OK. Even though they can’t really form threatening pushes, they can actually be decent enough to stop the high amount of Beatdown decks in the challenge.
- Cycle decks are gonna be great as well because they will be able to cycle Hogs and other win-conditions really fast. However, you should remember to form a great defensive combo along with the cycle decks because the beatdown users will simple overpower the meager defenses of a normal cycle deck.
- Siege decks will have a really hard time as there will be a lot of of distraction for the buildings from Beatdown decks. So, I don’t recommend anyone to use Siege decks.
Best Decks for Ramp Up Challenge
P.E.K.K.A. Hog Rider
A pretty strong Hog cycle deck with the powerful defense of P.E.K.K.A. and eWiz, This meta deck is probably the strongest deck for this challenge.
You can cycle hogs pretty fast and you have the ultimate tank killer along with the best Legendary atm to help you win.
For those skilled players out there who successfully unlocked MK, please give this deck a try!
You have deadly IG-Hog-Bats-Gobs deadly cycle combo for offense. While MK as swarm clearer on defence that doubles as a tank and threat on offense. Inferno Dragon for the ultimate tank killer aka the P.E.K.K.A. while Lightning and Zap help to clear out those eWiz and Bats that distract him while doing his job.
P.E.K.K.A. Bridge Spam
Bridge Spam is dead? Try this deck out!
A powerful Control-Beatdown Hybrid this deck is another great option for all Ram lovers. Having powerful defensive control aspect while having the ability to form unstoppable pushes just makes this deck super good.
This combo was too strong in the Triple Elixir Challenge and IMO its gonna be super strong in this challenge as well.
Even though the Popular P.E.K.K.A. is a hard counter to Golem and Graveyard is not in a good state right now, what chance your opponent has of winning if you have a massive push going on along with 2 Golems and GY Poison on opponent’s tower? Good Game!
- The Ramp Up Challenge can be played from 1st September till 3rd September. On the other hand, Friendly Ramp Up Challenge Battles can be played with your friends and clanmates from 31st August till 3rd
- The specialty of this challenge is that after every minute in the main duration of the battle the rate of elixir been gained will change from 1x elixir ( 1 elixir per 2.8 sec) to 2x elixir ( 1 elixir per 1.4 sec) to 3x elixir ( 1 elixir per 0.9 sec)!
- In this challenge, you will need create a deck from your own Card Collection. So, you won’t be able to play with the cards you haven’t unlocked yet.
- The Challenge has 1 free entry and after that each entry will cost only 10 gems. This means you will have a lot more tries for getting 9 wins.
|Number of Wins||Total Prize||One Time Rewards|
|7||720||30||3 Epic Cards|
That’s all folks! Hope you guys enjoyed reading this guide and successfully get the 9 wins!
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in addition to today’s announcement of, Niantic has confirmed several details about the upcoming Exclusive Raids, now named EX Raids for short.
EX Raids will not roll out immediately, but will have a field testing period (similar to beta test) starting September 6.
The first wave of EX Raid Passes will be sent out soon and those invited will have an opportunity to try out the new system as early as September 6.
They have stated the following:
During the field test, we’ll be making periodic adjustments to EX Raid eligibility requirements, frequency, times, locations, and durations with the goal of making the EX Raid Battle feature engaging, rewarding, and most importantly, fun for Trainers who regularly participate in Raid Battles.
Or in other words, we are in for an emotional roller coaster for the next few weeks. It seems that the EX Raid feature will be in testing while the roaming Legendaries are available – October 31st.
We’ll update you as soon as we get have more information.
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Niantic has officially announced that the Legendary Hype is not going to end any time soon. Starting August 31st, the three Johto beasts will be the first roaming Legendary Pokemon to be introduced in Pokemon GO!
From August 31 to September 30, you can find these Legendary Pokémon in the following areas of the world:
- Raikou, an Electric-type Legendary Pokémon, can be battled throughout the Americas.
- Entei, a Fire-type Legendary Pokémon, can be battled throughout Europe and Africa.
- Suicune, a Water-type Legendary Pokémon, can be battled throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
On September 30, all three of these Legendary Pokémon will move to a different location and will be available for Trainers to battle with friends until October 31. They will make their final stop in the last remaining location on October 31. Raikou, Entei, and Suicune will be available for this limited time period, so make sure to battle against them when they arrive at Gyms near you!
We will be publishing guides for every one of these wonderful beasts later today, so stay tuned and keep coming back to the Hub!
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a lot of reports came in today noticing a handful of visual bugs, missing icons, slow scrolling performance etc. We were not surprised to hear that, as the majority of code that handles icon (and general) caching has been reworked in this release.
To avoid a number of these bugs, do a fresh (clean) installation. This means removing the app completely and clearing it’s data – both cached and downloaded. Afterwards, reinstall the app from your respectable platform app store.
In addition, we’ve observed a big increase in scrolling performance after clearing the cached data. We’re not sure for how long this will last, but it seems good after a couple of hours of game play.
If you’re unsure how to perform a clean install, here are instructions for Android and iOS:
- Go to Settings>Apps
- Select the App you want to delete.
- Force Stop the app
- Clear Cache and then Clear data
- Delete the app on your iPhone by holding on the app’s icon for a couple of seconds (hold until the icons start to wiggle), then tap the x in the top left corner of the app icon, then tap Delete.
- Launch the App Store app.
- Search for the app and tap the price to buy it. You should not be charged for any app you’ve already purchased.
- Wait for the app to download and install.
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Enter the Arena! From the creators of Clash of Clans comes a real-time multiplayer game starring the Royales, your favorite Clash characters and much, much more.
Collect and upgrade dozens of cards featuring the Clash of Clans troops, spells and defenses you know and love, as well as the Royales: Princes, Knights, Baby Dragons and more. Knock the enemy King and Princesses from their towers to defeat your opponents and win Trophies, Crowns and glory in the Arena. Form a Clan to share cards and build your very own battle community.
Lead the Clash Royale Family to victory!
• Duel players from around the world in real-time and take their Trophies
• Earn chests to unlock rewards, collect powerful new cards and upgrade existing ones
• Destroy opponent’s towers and win Crowns to earn epic Crown chests
• Build and upgrade your card collection with the Clash Royale Family along with dozens of your favorite Clash troops, spells and defenses
• Construct your ultimate Battle Deck to defeat your opponents
• Progress through multiple Arenas all the way to the top
• Form a Clan to share cards and build your very own battle community
• Challenge your Clanmates and friends to a private duel
• Learn different battle tactics by watching the best duels on TV Royale
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