Pokemon Go is seeing some big updates being rolled out by Niantic on a regular basis.
The most recent has concerned the launch of new Legendary Pokemon, with the next big release already confirmed.
Mewtwo is set to be released sometime in the coming weeks, although Niantic have yet to specify a time.
However, other plans linked to Pokemon Go Raids have been, including the fact that the official Raid Pass Box sale is scheduled to end on August 21.
This was confirmed by the Pokemon Go Japan Twitter account, and could point to bigger things on the horizon.
It could mean that Niantic are already planning their next Pokemon Go Shop bundle, in time for the release of Mewtwo.
We still don’t know when the Psychic-type will arrive, although it seems likely that it will be timed for after the end of the current Moltres, Zapdos, Lugia and Articuno event.
“Over the past three weeks, thousands of Legendary Pokémon have been defeated in Raid Battles around the world,” a message from Niantic explains.
“In celebration of this achievement and to give Trainers another chance to catch Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Lugia, all four of these Legendary Pokémon can be battled in Raid Battles from August 14 through August 31.
“Be on the lookout for these Legendary Pokémon at a raid near you.”
This would suggest that Mewtwo will make its debut in early September, however, we won’t know for certain until Niantic release another update on the subject.
It follows news of a new Pokemon Go event being held in August, with Niantic sponsoring a Pocket Monster adventure in Akron, Ohio.
The new event is being hosted at several locations and will include free admission.
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has teamed up with Niantic, Inc., the developer and publisher of Pokémon GO, to encourage Akron residents, visitors and University of Akron students to connect to the downtown neighborhood using the innovative augmented-reality experience of the popular mobile game,” the event description explains.
“Akron will give Trainers the chance to play Pokemon Go together, meet other players and enjoy a variety of real world experiences on Aug. 26 and 27, during The University of Akron’s freshman orientation period, New Roo Weekend, which occurs just before classes begin.”
Unfortunately, no special Pokemon Go Raids have been announced for the event, which has been confirmed to include an increased number of temporary PokeStops, charging stations and seating in public spaces, as well as musicians, activities and other programming.
There is a tagline teasing that more will be included, although fans will have to wait to see what this turns out to be.
The event isn’t being billed as something fans around the globe should be keeping track of, so it’s unlikely we’ll see Mewtwo pop up… Unless it’s already been launched.