Primal Kyogre Raid Day

Kyogre (Primal)

Primal Kyogre Raid Day takes place on Sunday, March 17, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. During that time, Primal Kyogre will appear more frequently in 5-Star Primal Raids, and you may encounter a Shiny one! This guide details Primal Kyogre’s shiny odds, raid CPs, quick counters, and we share general tips on how to get most out of this event.

Check out our dedicated raid guide here to help prep your best team!

Raid Day: Primal Kyogre Event icon

Date & Time 📅

  • Sunday, March 17, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time

Bonuses 🎁

  • Raid icon Primal Kyogre will appear more frequently in raids.
  • Shiny icon You'll have an increased chance of encountering Shiny Kyogre.
  • Raid Pass icon Receive up to five additional free Raid Passes from spinning Gym Photo Discs.
  • Raid Pass icon The Remote Raid limit will be increased to 20 on Saturday, March 16, 2024, from 5:00 p.m. to Sunday, March 17, 2024, 8:00 p.m. PDT.

Event Ticket Shop icon

For US$5.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you can purchase a ticket that grants the following bonuses:

  • Raid Pass icon Eight additional Raid Passes from spinning Gym Photo Discs (for a daily total of 14)
  • Candy XL icon Increased chance to get Rare Candy XL from Raid Battles.
  • XP icon 50% more XP from Raid Battles.
  • Stardust icon 2× Stardust from Raid Battles.

These bonuses will be effective on Sunday, March 17, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time.

Trainers will be able to purchase and gift tickets to any of their Pokémon GO friends that they have achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with. Please note that purchases—including those made for other Trainers—are non-refundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Tickets cannot be purchased with PokéCoins.

*Please note that this ticket will only be available in the in-game shop until Sunday, March 17, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. local time.

Tips and Tricks Pokemon Encounter icon

You cannot encounter a Primal Kyogre from a raid, only a regular Kyogre, which can be shiny.

Normal Sprite Shiny Sprite
  • Shiny odds for Kyogre will be 1 in 10 during Raid Day. Chances are very good if you complete 10 fights during Raid Day.
  • Primal Kyogre is really tough to defeat. We recommend at least 6 trainers, with optimal counters.
  • Check out our dedicated raid guide here to help prep your best team! Ensure your counters have optimal movesets, with Frustration removed from any Shadow Pokémon in your team. Powerful Grass and Electric types are your best counters.
  • The quicker you beat it, the more Primal Energy you will get.
  • Utilise Mega Pokémon to boost your fellow trainers Pokémon. Discuss with your fellow raiders in which party slot you have your Mega Pokémon, so everyone doesn’t have theirs in the first slot, therefore extending the Mega bonus over a longer period.
  • Pick areas with multiple easy to access Gyms and use Remote Raiding to minimise downtime and coordinate with a second Raid party if possible
  • You should be able to complete 10 – 15 Raids during this time with no problems.
  • Party Play can give you an additional boost in raids! Set up a Party before you enter your raid, and you’ll be able to activate Party Power by clicking on the blue circle in the bottom left of the raid screen when it is fully charged. Party Power doubles the damage of your next Charged Attack and charges with every Fast Attack. More party members means that your Party Power charges faster!

Primal Kyogre CP Pokemon Encounter icon

Primal Kyogre is a Water type Primal Raid boss. Best counters include powerful Electric and Grass types. After defeating the Primal form, Kyogre can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

  • 2260 CP – 2351 CP (no weather boost)
  • 2825 CP – 2939 CP (Rainy weather)
  • Raid Bosses caught without weather boost are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
  • Raid Bosses caught with weather boost are always Level 25. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Weather boosted Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
Kyogre (Primal) Water
Max CP at lvl 40 5902
Max CP at lvl 50 6672
ATK 353 DEF 268 HP 218
Weak to Resistances
Electric Grass Ice Fire Water Steel

How to Get Primal Kyogre General icon

You cannot catch Kyogre in its primal evolved form from the raid. The primal raid boss is always catchable in its base form and as such, the CP ranges are for a regular Kyogre.

Kyogre can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 2260 – 2351 CP no weather boost
  • 2825 – 2939 CP boosted by Rainy weather boost

In order to get Primal Kyogre you will need 400 Primal Energy for the initial evolution, then 80 Mega Energy to evolve the same Kyogre again in the future. If you wait for their ‘cooldown’ period to end, Primal Evolution is free. This cooldown period is shorter the higher mega level your Primal Pokémon is. Primal Energy can be obtained via Primal Kyogre Raids, and once you have evolved Primal Kyogre, you can earn 100 Primal Energy per candy while walking it as your buddy. You can walk any Kyogre to earn Primal Energy, as long as you have previously evolved one to register it to your Primal Pokédex.

Primal Reversion Bonuses

You’ll receive bonuses when your Kyogre reverts to its primal form!

  • Raids: Increased damage for types when part of Raid Party
  • Buddy: Catching Pokémon with affected type grants additional XP and Candy
Primal Kyogre Boosted types
Water Electric Bug
  • When Primal Kyogre is in your party, Water-, Electric-, and Bug-type attacks will benefit from attack bonuses in raids.
  • When Primal Kyogre is your buddy, catching Water-, Electric-, and Bug-type Pokémon will grant you additional XP and Candy. This can be particularly handy during events to boost candy for more variety of species than mega Pokémon.

Similar to Mega Evolution Levels, each time you Primal Evolve Kyogre, their Primal Evolution bonuses will increase and less Primal Energy will be required to perform a Primal Evolution.

  • Kyogre’s Primal Level will increase the more times they revert to their primal forms, improving their bonuses.
  • You can see a Pokémon’s Primal Level and the bonuses granted by that level by
    navigating to the Pokémon’s page and tapping the Primal Level icon.
  • Kyogre can progress through three Primal Levels, and you can only progress the level a certain amount each day

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