Legendary pokémon Mewtwo will become available to players worldwide “in the coming weeks,” according to a blog post published earlier on Monday by “Pokémon GO” developer Niantic Labs.
The creature has made its first appearance to “Pokémon GO” players in Japan during the Stadium event taking place amid the Pikachu Outbreak festivities in the country, Kotaku first reported.
Nintendo announced last month that legendary pokémon would soon make their way to players, which means that Mewtwo is likely part of a first batch, with many others to come.
Es oficial!!! Sale Mewtwo!!! pic.twitter.com/sOvmJAhiov
— Keibron Gamer YT (@keibron) August 14, 2017
The special creature will be the first players will be able to battle and catch through a so-called “Exclusive Raid Battle,” which is similar to existing Raid Battles, save for a few differences.
For one, players need to be personally invited to attend Exlusive Raid Battles. “To receive an invitation to participate in an Exclusive Raid Battle,” the post reads, “Trainers must have successfully completed a raid recently, by defeating the Raid Boss, at the Gym where the Exclusive Raid Battle will be taking place.”
“The invitations will include advance warning of when the Exclusive Raid will take place, giving them ample time to coordinate with other Trainers before taking on the powerful Raid Boss.”
Here are some tweets of the lucky players who managed to capture Mewtwo in Japan:
— ?????????@ATR?????? (@Charlotte__Chan) August 14, 2017
— Pope Dave ???? Japan (@PopeDave8) August 14, 2017
— WEI JUN ???? 100IV (@WEIJUN0471) August 14, 2017