Get your Chesnaught while you can
Sometimes, glitches sway in the player’s favor, especially when it comes to item duplication insanity. Other times, especially when it comes to Game Freak titles, it can be a little less exciting. That was definitely the case for the recent Chesnaught glitch, which canceled a 7-star raid event for the first time.
In case you missed it, the “second chance” event was scheduled to run from May 19 through May 21 (in conjunction with the Great Tusk and Iron Treads event). However, hard crashes caused the powers that be to cancel the raid and remove it from the game entirely, promising a new release date so folks wouldn’t miss out on Chesnaught. That time has now come.
The new date and time for the second chance Chesnaught Pokemon raid
The Pokemon Company has announced that the 7-star Chesnaught raid will return on June 16 9AM JST through June 19 at 8:59AM JST.
It’s great that they patched things up, but the amount of glitches and performance issues in these two generational entries is frankly astounding. While it’s nice to sit here and assume that Game Freak will get more time to fine-tune the next entry, the Pokemon machine cannot be stopped. There’s two DLC expansions on the way, despite the fact that there’s more work to be done to smooth the base games out.
One day something will change. But until that day comes, safely assuming that Switch-based Pokemon games will have technical issues is kind a tradition at this point.
EIC, Reviews Director - Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step in January of 2009 blogging on the site. Now, he's staff!