Solo players in Pokemon Go are expressing their frustrations with the recent addition of Shadow Lugia raids, calling them “totally pointless.” The October 2023 Team Go Rocket takeover event has allowed players to challenge the evil team for a chance to catch Shadow Regigigas and Shadow Lugia. However, the appearance of Shadow Lugia as a 5-star Shadow Raid has created difficulties for solo players.
To participate in these raids, players are required to find nearby raids with other players. This poses a problem for rural players who struggle to find enough people to take on the powerful and elusive Shadow Lugia. Many have labeled these raids as pointless due to their inability to find the necessary number of players.
One player took to the Pokemon Go subreddit to share their difficulties in finding others to raid with. The post gained traction as other players joined in, expressing similar struggles in teaming up with fellow trainers. It seems that the desire to capture Shadow Lugia is high, but the logistical challenges of finding a raid group are hindering solo players from participating.
Even when a group is able to come together for a Shadow Lugia raid, the tankiness of Lugia itself creates an additional obstacle. Its high defenses and health make it notoriously difficult to defeat and catch. This adds to the frustration and disappointment expressed by players who have put in the effort to organize a raid but still struggle to successfully capture the elusive Shadow Lugia.
The reception of Shadow Lugia raids among fans has been mixed. While some players enjoy the challenge and the opportunity to catch a rare and powerful Pokemon, many express their struggles and deem the raids as unnecessary and frustrating. The inability to participate alone or with a small group, coupled with the difficulty of catching Lugia, has left many players dissatisfied with the current state of these raids.
As the Team Go Rocket takeover event continues, it remains to be seen if any adjustments will be made to the Shadow Lugia raids to address the concerns of solo players and those in rural areas. Until then, trainers will have to weigh the potential rewards against the logistical challenges and frustrations that come with attempting to capture this elusive shadow Pokemon.
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