Pokémon Go will highlight its roster of fighting-type species in a Battle Showdown, the game's next event.

From 9pm UK time tonight until 14th May, you'll get double XP for fighting in raids and battling in gyms. (XP hunters - this means that legendary raids with a lucky egg will net you 40k XP.)

All raids will dole out 3000 Stardust and a guaranteed rare candy reward. Gyms, meanwhile, will award double gym badge points and more items when you spin their discs.

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Fighting Pokémon will also appear more commonly in the wild throughout the event - handy if you're training up a good Blissey-killing Machamp.

Pokémon Go has been keeping up a steady stream of events for months now - this follows an Earth Day-inspired event which added a shiny version of Wailmer to the game. Will we see a handful of fighting-type shiny versions added next?

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