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.
@NianticHelp @PokemonGo #MewtwoRaidHour was a bust in New Zealand tonight. Thirty to forty people waiting in #Christchurch from 1800-1830 before we disbanded. You'll need to reschedule now, or preferably do a three hour raid event this weekend 😂— Gavin Treadgold (@rediguana) September 18, 2019
Seems Niantic forgot the Raid Hour in New Zealand. Yikes.— Joe Merrick (@JoeMerrick) September 18, 2019
Uh oh https://t.co/p04RAObrs8— It’s Super Effective (@pokemonpodcast) September 18, 2019
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.
Not true .. it actually only spawned and started at 7.20 pm local time— Lilindmon TL40x5 (@lilindmon) September 18, 2019
Incorrect we only get 30mins of it actually— Wilson-jack Cheng (@Wilsonjack_J) September 18, 2019
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.
To clarify, this is a global postponement of the Legendary Raid Hour.— Niantic Support (@NianticHelp) September 18, 2019
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.
❤️ As you dive into your Legendary Raid Hour adventures, remember to be respectful of your surroundings and of others nearby. Have fun! ❤️— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) September 18, 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.