Wyrdeer Raid Day

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Wyrdeer Raid Day takes place on Saturday, December 23, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. During that time, Wyrdeer will appear more frequently in 3-star Raids. 

This page details Wyrdeer’s shiny odds, Raid CPs, quick counters, and we share general tips on how to get most out of this and Winter Wonderland event. You can learn more about countering Wyrdeer in our Raid Guide, and see how Wyrdeer performs in PvP in JRE 47’s excellent piece on it. 

Raid Day: Wyrdeer


Pokémon GO is holding a special Raid Day to celebrate Wyrdeer’s Pokémon GO debut! Wyrdeer will appear in three-star raids, and if you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Date & Time 📅

  • Saturday, December 23, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time.

Bonuses 🎁

  • Raid icon Wyrdeer will appear more frequently in raids.
  • XP icon 2× XP for winning Raid Battles.
  • Shiny icon You’ll have an increased chance of encountering Shiny Wyrdeer.
  • Raid Pass icon Up to five additional daily Raid Passes from spinning Gym Photo Discs during the event and up to two hours afterward.
  • Raid Pass icon The Remote Raid Pass limit will be increased to 10 on Friday, December 22, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. PST to Saturday, December 23, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. PST


Raid Day Wyrdeer and Winter Wonderland

Tips for catching a shiny Wyrdeer

Normal Sprite Shiny Sprite
Pokémon HOME Wyrdeer sprite Pokémon HOME Shiny Wyrdeer sprite
  • Shiny odds for Wyrdeer are 1 in 10 during Raid Day. Chances are very good if you complete 10 fights during Raid Day.
  • Use optimal counters and storm through as many fights as you can. Wyrdeer is soloable.
  • 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.

Wyrdeer Raid CP

Wyrdeer can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

  • Wyrdeer Raid CP – 16,772 CP
  • Regular Wyrdeer CP Range: 1486 CP to 1561 CP
  • Weather boosted CP Range: 1858 CP to 1952 CP (Partly Cloudy and Windy)


  • 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.

Best Pokémon to counter Wyrdeer

A complete Wyrdeer Raid Guide is available here, but here are the best counters for defeating Wyrdeer. We expect this to be a really easy fight, perfect for solo raiding.

Wyrdeer is a Normal and Psychic-type Pokémon. Wyrdeer is weak to Bug and Dark-type moves. Wyrdeer has a Max CP of 3089 in Pokémon GO, it is weather boosted by Partly Cloudy and Windy weather, and it was originally found in the Galar region. 

# Attacker Fast Move Charge Move Faints TTW
1. Tyranitar (Mega) Bite Dark Brutal Swing Dark 1 89s
2. Tyranitar (Shadow) Bite Dark Brutal Swing Dark 2 91s
3. Rayquaza (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Dragon Ascent Flying 2 99s
4. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 3 103s
5. Tyranitar Bite Dark Brutal Swing Dark 2 108s
6. Hydreigon Bite Dark Brutal Swing Dark 3 107s
7. Weavile (Shadow) Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 4 106s
8. Pheromosa Bug Bite Bug Bug Buzz Bug 8 112s
9. Gyarados (Mega) Bite Dark Crunch Dark 3 113s
10. Pinsir (Mega) Bug Bite Bug X-Scissor Bug 4 111s
11. Absol (Mega) Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 5 110s
12. Scizor (Mega) Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug 2 118s
13. Houndoom (Shadow) Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 5 113s
14. Honchkrow (Shadow) Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 6 113s
15. Darkrai Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 4 115s
16. Volcarona Bug Bite Bug Bug Buzz Bug 4 116s
17. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Electric Brutal Swing Dark 3 119s
18. Beedrill (Mega) Bug Bite Bug X-Scissor Bug 6 118s
19. Scizor (Shadow) Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug 4 119s
20. Guzzlord Snarl Dark Brutal Swing Dark 3 124s
21. Yveltal Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 3 123s
22. Absol (Shadow) Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 7 120s
23. Groudon (Primal) Mud Shot Ground Precipice Blades Ground 2 128s
24. Gengar (Mega) Sucker Punch Dark Dark Pulse Dark 5 121s
25. Pinsir (Shadow) Bug Bite Bug X-Scissor Bug 6 121s
26. Weavile Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 5 124s
27. Scyther (Shadow) Fury Cutter Bug Bug Buzz Bug 6 124s
28. Sceptile (Mega) Fury Cutter Bug Frenzy Plant Grass 5 126s
29. Zarude Bite Dark Dark Pulse Dark 3 130s
30. Salamence (Mega) Bite Dark Draco Meteor Dragon 3 132s

Beneficial Mega Evolutions

Since Wyrdeer is a Normal and Psychic type Pokémon, having these Megas active will give you 1 (or 2 for max level Mega) additional Candy per catch, and increase the odds to get Candy XL (high and max level Megas only).

Wyrdeer possible moves

Wyrdeer has access to the following moves in Pokémon GO:

Fast moves Charged moves
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Tackle Normal
  • Zen Headbutt Psychic
  • Megahorn Bug
  • Psychic Psychic
  • Stomp Normal
  • Wild Charge Electric

Wyrdeer Raid Day Tips

Try earning 100k XP with 1 Lucky Egg and 5 Free Raid Passes

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This event runs during the Winter Wonderland event, which grants 2x XP for winning Raid Battles. Wyrdeer will be appearing as a Tier 3 Raid Boss, and the base reward for completing Tier 3 Raids is 5,000 XP per Raid.

With the 2x Raid XP bonus that means 10,000 XP per Raid Battle, and 20,000 XP with a Lucky Egg activated!

Since you are getting 5x free Raid Passes, it makes absolute sense to activate a few Lucky Eggs and earn 100,000 XP during the event. You usually earn 20,000 XP per Tier 5 Raid.

A good opportunity to Trade!

Pokemon GO Special Trade event

Another way to maximise your time spent during the event is to utilise the Winter Wonderland’s 5 Special Trades per day increased limit, and the very tempting 50% Stardust discount for making trades during the event will.

The current Season of Timeless Travels bonuses also give you the following perks when trading:

  • Trainers level 31 and above will receive one guaranteed Candy XL when trading Pokémon
  • One additional Candy when trading Pokémon

Which is a good incentive to get some trades in while you can. We recently published our ultimate guide to Pokémon GO Trading, so double check that if you forgot some of the trading mechanics.

💡 Reminder: Special Trades are trades involving Legendary, Shiny, or Pokémon not yet registered in your Pokédex.

Shiny Wyrdeer verification

Trainers from Japan and New Zealand helped verify that shiny Wyrdeer has been released. Here’s a high resolution screenshot of shiny Wyrdeer being caught!

Shiny Wyrdeer

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