Pokémon Go comes with an array of surprises every so often. Some days, you won’t know what happens, and when they do occur, you have to act fast to catch. The latest surprise was the announcement of the addition of the Battle League, the new PvP fighting service coming to Pokémon Go. Trainers from all over will have the chance to face off against each other, testing their skills. However, another surprise came with the announcement that developers Niantic slipped in: Scraggy, the adorable, orange dinosaur Pokémon is in the game.
Scraggy is a Dark and Fighting-type Pokémon, making it exceptionally weak to Fairy-type attacks, along with Fighting and Flying-types. You won’t be able to find Scraggy merely wandering around the world, though. You need to do something specific, and Reddit user Lewymd shared their Scraggy encounter to show it off.
You need to reach rank IV in the Battle League to have the potential of meeting Scraggy. To reach rank IV, you need to complete 15 battles in the Battle League. If you lose a battle, you do not lose any of your ranks. All you have to do is partake in the battle, and it counts toward your total. However, after you reach rank IV, the next step is to win four battles when you’re at rank IV or above. If you want the guaranteed encounter with Scraggy, you do need to start winning rather than merely participating.
At the time of this writing, we don’t know when Scraggy is coming to the general pool. If Scraggy does join Pokémon Go, we could receive a more formal announcement of how to acquire him and additional ways to add him to your roster, and how to evolve him into Scrafty.