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Mewtwo Legendary Raid Hour Canceled After New Zealand Debacle

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New Zealand Raid Hour Fail

On September 18th 2019, Legendary Raid Hour was scheduled to take place across the world at 6 PM. Legendary raids were to be in every gym available and Mewtwo with Psystrike would be available with a shiny chance as the raid boss. 

However, during the scheduled time in New Zealand, which was at 1 AM in CDT, legendary raids failed to start. 

Niantic forgot the raid hour? Auckland, New Zealand from r/TheSilphRoad

Initially, the event was extended by an hour but reports seem to confirm that the raids didn't spawn at 7 PM but actually at 7:20 pm.

The event also started with some issue in Australia, which is two hours behind New Zealand(GMT +12). Eggs did not spawn 10 minutes before the start of the event, but Mewtwo instantly appeared at 6 PM. 

No eggs, GMT +10 from r/TheSilphRoad
Raid hour is here in Sydney, Australia. Mewtwo appeared directly at 6pm, no prior egg warning from r/TheSilphRoad

Cancellation and Rescheduling

Niantic confirmed that the event has now been canceled globally. The event will be rescheduled for a later date but that date is unconfirmed. 

Check out our Impactful Mistake Timeline for full details on the mistakes Niantic has made during their events. 

UPDATE: The official Pokemon Go Twitter account has posted a reminder about behaving during Legendary Raid Hour, hours after canceling the event. 

Update: 9/27/2019

An in-game notification has confirmed that Mewtwo's makeup raid day will give out two free raid passes alongside the normal daily pass.

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