Pokemon GO Releases Shiny Makuhita and Meditite, Bonus XP and More In Special Battle Showdown

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When everyone is thinking that Niantic may take a break after a series of events that happened last month, the company has surprised its players by giving another event called Special Battle Showdown. Earlier today, Niantic has announced Special Battle Showdown featuring a spawn rate increase of Fighting-type Pokemon.

According to the official announced, Special Battle Showdown starts today May 1st until May 14th. In addition to the Fighting-type Pokemon spawn rate increase, Pokemon GO fans should also see more in-game bonuses including:

  • 2x Bonus XP
  • Stardust Bonus
  • Rare Candy
  • and more

Shiny Makuhita and Meditite Now Available

Just a few hours after the Special Battle Showdown has begun, Pokemon GO fans around the world have reported[sociallocker id=”1667″] the sighting of some shiny Pokemon.

Here’s the official announcement of the Special Battle Showdown event:

Trainers,

It’s time to test the strength of your Pokémon during a special battle event! Fighting-type Pokémon, such as Machop and Makuhita, will appear more frequently in the wild starting May 1 at 1:00 p.m. PDT.

But what’s a battle celebration without some competition at your nearby Gym? Until May 14, you’ll receive 2× bonus XP for Gym Battles and Raid Battles. Plus, Raid Battles will also award a guaranteed 3,000 Stardust for participating—and at least one Rare Candy if you win!

Several actions at Gyms will yield bonuses, including a 2× Badge multiplier, so you can receive even more benefits at a Gym you visit frequently. Just stopping by? Spinning the Photo Disc at Gyms will also yield more items!

Our Battle Showdown is sure to pack a punch, so don’t miss it!

—The Pokémon GO team

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