Pokémon GO: Rival Week - you need to know that!

Pokémon GO: Rival Week - you need to know that!

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The big rival week in the mobile game Pokémon GO begins today, Tuesday. More precisely, the starting shot was given in the morning at 10:00 a.m. German time. According to current plans, the event should run until April 18, 2021 at 8:00 p.m., so that you still have enough time to take part. At this point we want to provide you with the most important details so that you are prepared accordingly.

Pokémon GO: The ultimate unofficial manual - buy now One of the big highlights of the rival week is likely to be the debut of the two pocket monsters Algitt and Be Scampisto in Pokémon GO. These creatures can not only be found in the wild, but also appear as bosses in raid battles and as rewards in field research projects. They each have a further development so that you can fill up your Pokédex a little. Furthermore, during Pokémon GO's Rival Week, you will meet the animal spirit form of Demeteros in raids of level 5, which you can grab. Also interesting is the global challenge, which is active throughout the duration of the event: the fans all over the world have the task of fighting a total of 40 million raids. If they manage to do that, they unlock twice the amount of trapped death dust as a reward for the duration of the event. Just one hour after the start of the event, the counter shows a little more than 4.2 million completed raids. Here is an overview of all other important points:

Pokémon known for rivalries like Kicklee, Nockchan, Makuhita, Meditie, Sengo, and Vipitis appear more often in the wild. These Pokémon hatch on 5 km eggs during the event: Machollo, Rabauz, Elekid, Magby, Makuhita, Meditie, Sengo and Vipitis. The raid battles are also taken over by rival Pokémon! Pokémon like Nidoqueen, Nidoking, Sengo and Vipitis appear there! In exclusive field research projects, you can encounter rival Pokémon such as Algitt and Scampisto. We were told that Team GO Rocket will take over more PokéStops during the event and also use more balloons. Source: Niantic

'Pokémon Go' Therian Forme Landorus Raids: Counters and Everything You Need to Know

One aspect of the upcoming Rivals Week event in Pokémon Go is the debut of Therian Forme Landorus.

Like the Therian Formes of Thundurus and Tornadus, this variant of Landorus has a different look than its original form. Its stats will also differ, with Therian Forme Landorus having more attack, but less defense points than its usual Incarnate Forme.

Therian Forme Landorus will begin appearing in Level 5 Raids when the Rivals Week event begins on Tuesday, and if you're looking to add one to your collection, here's everything you need to know.

Catch Therian Forme Landorus in 'Pokemon Go.' NianticPOKEMON GO LANDORUS RAID COUNTERS

Landorus is a Ground and Flying-type Pokémon, making it weak to just Water and Ice-type attacks. However, Ice-type moves will be four times as effective against the Legendary Pokémon, so we recommend bringing Pokémon that can use these attacks.

Pokémon Go has a number of Ice and Water-type Pokémon who can help take on Landorus, especially a few Megas.

Mega Gyarados and Blastoise are prime options for trainers looking to power up Water-type attacks against the Legendary. However, Mega Abomasnow is the best Mega Pokémon option to take on Landorus.

We do warn trainers to watch out for Therian Forme Landorus' attacks, which could include Rock and Fighting-type moves that Ice types are weak to.

There are a few Water-type Legendaries that can help you in battle, as well as some powerful and fast attacking Ice-types. Below is a list of the Pokémon and attacks trainers will want to consider taking into battle against Therian Forme Landorus.

  • Mega Abomasnow with Power Snow and Weather Ball (Ice)
  • Mega Blastoise with Water Gun and Hydro Cannon/Ice Beam
  • Mega Gyarados with Waterfall and Hydro Pump
  • Mamoswine with Power Snow and Avalanche
  • Abomasnow with Powder Snow and Weather Ball (Ice)
  • Weavile with Ice Shard and Avalanche
  • Galarian Darmanitan with Ice Fang and Avalanche
  • Articuno with Frost Breath and Ice Beam
  • Glaceon with Frost Breath and Avalanche
  • Cloyster with Frost Breath and Avalanche
  • Kyogre with Waterfall and Blizzard

    The start of Rivals Week will not just mark the arrival of Therian Forme Landorus, but the other Raids in Pokémon Go have shifted.

    The contents of the Raids are not completely known, but the official Pokémon Go blog confirms some of the Pokémon that will begin appearing in Raids starting Tuesday.

    Nidoking, Nidoqueen, Seviper and Zangoose will appear in Raids along with others not yet known. We'll update this section once the update has gone live.

    Here's the latest rundown of which Pokémon can be found in which Raids in Pokémon Go:

    Level 1

    Level 3

  • Nidoking
  • Nidoqueen
  • Seviper
  • Zangoose
  • Level 5

    Mega Raids

  • Mega Gengar
  • Mega Manectric
  • Mega Lopunny
  • Which Pok√©mon are you bringing into battle against Therian Forme Landorus?