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Pokemon Go 677: Espurr Raid release time & Beyond update countdown

Published: 30/Nov/2020 16:33

by David Purcell

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Pokemon Go’s Pokedex slot 677 is one of the game’s biggest talking points right now surrounding the upcoming Beyond update, and soon enough it will be filled by Espurr. 

Espurr is a Psychic-type that was introduced in the sixth generation, but soon enough it will take its rightful place in Niantic’s mobile game for iOS and Android.

The developers have been teasing its introduction for some time, though November 29 saw the most obvious hint yet, A pink egg stood alone in one frame, with a plane banner in the background revealing it was in fact Pokemon 677.

The real question now, though, is when will it be live in-game?

Pokemon Go Raid Boss Leak
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Pokemon Go raids allow players to test their mettle against some extremely powerful Pokemon.

When is Pokemon 677 being added to Pokemon Go raids? Espurr

Based on the timers in the teasers, it looks like the Espurr will be added to Pokemon Go between November 30 and December 1. 

This would mean that the monster will start appearing in one star raids from that point onwards.

Pokemon Go Beyond Event Espurr teasers

There has been two prominent teasers for the Beyond event so far, which will mark the introduction of Gen 6 to Pokemon Go. These can be seen below.

Pokemon Go 677 teaser 1

Pokemon Go 677 teaser 2

The second teaser image said: “Great sleuthing, Trainers! We’ve just received another update. After further analysis, we’ve confirmed that the Raid Eggs contain a Pokémon first found in the Kalos region.”

What’s included in the Pokemon Go Beyond update?

Pokemon Go Beyond
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Pokemon Go’s Beyond update will be the biggest we’ve seen in some time.

Huge rebalancing

Based on an official statement from Niantic, we know that the game will be given one of its largest rebalancing updates since it was first created.

They have confirmed that starting November 30, there will be tremendous changes to how the game works.

“The week of Monday, November 30, 2020, Pokémon GO will GO Beyond. We’ll be making big changes to how Trainers can level up and implementing Seasons, a new way to experience in-game events. Not only that, but Pokémon originally discovered in the Kalos region will be coming to Pokémon GO! Level-up redesign coming soon; level cap increased to 50!”

Kalos region Pokemon Go release date

On December 2, Pokemon Go will introduced a number of species first found in the Kalos region, following on from the arrival of Mega Evolutions in the game.

Previously, we have seen those from Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, and Galar all added. Now, it’s time for Kalos this Holiday season.

12 Days of Friendship event

During this 12 day event this Holiday season, Pokemon Go will host 12 Days of Friendship during December. This will feature a December Community Day and “fun holiday events!”

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Valorant’s new Agent Yoru has a serious bug with his teleport ability

Published: 16/Jan/2021 21:00

by Alan Bernal

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Agent 14 has made a huge impact on Valorant in the early phase of Episode 2, but players are finding that his Gatecrash can actually deal damage to Yoru if they take the rift tether from high altitudes.

The Japanese dimensional rift walker was made for deep infiltration and essentially breaking through the frontlines via covert play or creativity with his sneaky ability kit. Unfortunately, some are finding that a strange interaction with his default E, Gatecrash, could spell doom for Yoru.

After placing the rift tether, you can reactivate the ability to teleport to that location. Essentially, Reddit user ‘AzdarLP’ saw that the game will count your falling damage based on how you entered the rift.

Meaning, if you jump before teleporting to a lower altitude on the map, the game will register the appropriate fall damage as you ‘land’ on the other side of the tether.

You get fall damage if you jump before using Yoru’s Gatecrash (this doesn’t happen if you don’t jump before using it) from VALORANT

In application, AzdarLP showed how it looks like when going from Split’s B Heaven into site. They let the Gatecrash rift tether move near the pillar of the site then jumped before reactivating the ability.

Upon landing, they had shaved off 20 HP from the short fall. That doesn’t seem to be an intended consequence of Yoru’s ability, as some theorized what could be going on behind the curtain.

“I’m not sure if anyone’s noticed, but the way his TP [teleport] works is it literally drags [Yoru’s character] model down, or to wherever his TP is,” user ‘Launchers’ said. “Sometimes, when on his team, you can see his model flying through the map lol.”

yoru valorant agent
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A bug has been found with Yoru’s Gatecrasher ability.

The Valorant community is hoping this is the result of a bug, but we’ve seen a similar interaction with Omen’s Shrouded Step before where players would similarly take damage as they jump while teleporting to a lower lever.

Dexerto tested out the bug in the Firing Range, and at the right distance, you can easily get chunked down to 1 HP or worse as a result of the interaction.

It’ll be interesting to see if Riot patches out the apparent glitch since Yoru, in particular, is an incredibly agile Agent, this bug can deter from fast or creative play styles that early adopters have been showing.