Niantics made a lot of promises when they first announce the Pokemon GO app and of course, some of those promises were not fulfilled when Niantics released the app last year.
One of the things that were missing from the app is the battling system. Fans thought that the app would allow them to battle with their friends but all we got was a battle with gyms.
Well, according to Niantics, there is going to be a new Raid Battle. Raid Battles will be timed events where players have to come together to defeat the Raid Bosses Pokemon. If you beat the Pokemon, you might get some special items or the Pokemon itself. It is going to be a cooperative social gameplay.
While this is still not the battle mode that the fans wanted, at least it is something. Niantics will also be making a few changes to the gym battles as well.