Pokemon GO Battle Changes: Niantic Labs Introduces New Changes to the Battle System

Pokemon GO battle changes arrived on the Jan. 23 update and should make the process smoother.
Pokemon GO battle changes arrived on the Jan. 23 update and should make the process smoother. / Photo courtesy of Niantic Labs

Pokemon GO battle changes arrived on the Jan. 23 update and should make the process smoother.

The same patch brought a new EX-Raid Pokemon to the forefront as players will have to learn to fight Regigigas. The normal-type Pokemon can be conquered with plenty of fighting-type Pokemon, but beware of its psychic attacks.

Pokemon GO Battle Changes: Niantic Labs Introduces New Changes to the Battle System

Niantic Labs released these changes in preparation for a new unannounced event coming.

  • Charged Attacks and switching will now be queued and activated at the end of the current Fast Attack and won’t be overridden by any following Fast Attacks.
  • Certain visual bugs in battles have been fixed.

Two existing Pokemon and abilities were fixed. Megahorn's charged attack now deals more damage and Volt now activates and generates energy quicker.

And to the joy of many, older Pokemon can learn once removed moves!

  • Raichu: Thunder Shock
  • Magneton: Thunder Shock, Discharge
  • Venomoth: Poison Fang
  • Haunter: Shadow Ball
  • Hypno: Shadow Ball