What you need to know
- Following Community Day on November 16, 2019, players in New Zealand were bombarded with Galarian Weezing Raids.
- Four hours later, Niantic announced an official Galarian Weezing Raid hour would follow Community Day.
- Following this Raid hour, Galarian Weezing will be available in four star Raids.
- Another announcement went up almost immediately concerning new Galar clothes in the Style Shop.
Pokémon Go players in New Zealand were met with quite the surprise when, following the completion of November's Community Day, most Gyms were taken over by Galarian variant Weezing Raids. This new version of Weezing, introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield, had been discovered by dataminers back in October but had not been officially acknowledged by Niantic. Four hours later, Niantic announced that the Galarian variant Weezing would be featured in a Raid hour immediately following November's Community Day. While Community Day still has not begun in some time zones, this annoucment did not arrive until well after the Raid hour had already finished for certain parts of the world. This incident is one of many in which official announcements are not made until after a new feature or event has been implemented, something that has been a growing point of contention for Pokémon Go players. The tweet announcing this Raid hour was followed up immediately with comments from players in New Zealand and Australia complaining about the lack of notice that resulted in many players missing out entirely.
Immediately following the announcement, another tweet was posted announcing that Galarian themed clothes are now available in the Pokémon Go Style Shop. While players expected some crossover to celebrate Pokémon Sword and Shield, the lateness of the announcements has confused and frustrated many.
Were you one of the lucky ones who caught a Galarian Weezing prior to the announcement? Are you also growing frustrated with the lack of warning prior to new features being implemented? Drop us a comment below and be sure to check out our other Pokémon Go news and guides!
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Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.