A list of Raid Bosses currently available in Pokémon GO (updated for the month of March 2024). Looking to conquer the latest Pokémon GO Raids this March? You’re in the right place! From the return of the Tapus, to the lowest of the tiers, we’ve got the scoop on who’s appearing in Regular and Shadow Raids.
The following Pokémon are currently available in Pokémon GO Raids. Available from Friday, March 1, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. local time. Mega Sceptile is available in Mega Raids, and Tapu Koko is available in 5-Star Raids.
Learn more about Shadow Raids. These Pokémon are currently available in Pokémon GO Shadow Raids 😈:
5-Star Shadow RaidsRaikou (Shadow)
Raid guides – Shadow Raikou Raid Guide
3-Star Shadow Raids
1-Star Shadow Raids
One-Star and Three-Star Shadow Raids are available daily.
What are Raid Battles?
Raid Battles are special events that occur at Pokémon Gyms, marked as towering structures on the in-game map. These events involve battling against a powerful Pokémon called a Raid Boss.
Raid Bosses are high-level, powerful Pokémon that appear at Gyms during raids. They have significantly higher CP (Combat Power) than regular wild Pokémon. Raid Bosses can range from basic Pokémon to legendary and even mythical Pokémon, depending on the raid tier and the ongoing raid event.
Raids are divided into different tiers:
Tier 1 raids feature relatively weaker Pokémon, while Tier 5 raids include the most powerful and rare Pokémon. The tier of the raid determines the difficulty level and the number of players required to defeat the Raid Boss. There is one additional Tier called Mega Raids that only includes Mega Pokémon, which is somewhere around a Tier 4 difficulty.
Raid Battles operate similarly to gym battles, with some minor differences. Players form a team of up to six Pokémon and battle the Raid Boss using their attacks and charged moves. Raid Bosses have higher HP than normal Pokémon and usually require multiple players to defeat.
After successfully defeating a Raid Boss, players receive rewards such as Rare Candies, Golden Razz Berries, TMs (Technical Machines), and a number of Premier Balls. These Premier Balls are used exclusively to catch the Raid Boss, and the number of balls received depends on various factors, including individual and team performance during the raid.
What are Shadow Raids?
Shadow Raids are organized by the villainous Team GO Rocket and take place at occupied Gyms. They offer different challenges and rewards compared to regular Raids.
Shadow Raids come in three difficulty levels: 1-Star, 3-Star, and 5-Star. The 5-Star difficulty is reserved for legendary Pokémon. In these raids, players battle against a Shadow Pokémon boss left by Team GO Rocket to defend the Gym. The boss becomes enraged during the battle, boosting its attack and defense and making it more challenging to defeat.
To help players in defeating enraged Shadow Raid bosses, they can obtain Shadow Shards by defeating Shadow Raids or Team GO Rocket members. Shadow Shards can be combined to create Purified Gems, which weaken the Shadow Raid Boss when used. It takes four Shadow Shards to create one Purified Gem.
While Team GO Rocket takes over some Gyms for Shadow Raids, other raids can still occur at untouched Gyms. Remote Raid Passes cannot be used for Shadow Raids, and they do not provide team bonuses for Premier Balls. The IV floor for Shadow Raids is 6/6/6, unlike regular Raids with a 10/10/10 IV floor.
To participate in a raid, players need a Raid Pass. Free Raid Passes can be obtained by spinning Gym Photo Discs, while players can also purchase Premium Raid Passes from the in-game shop. Each player can hold only one free pass at a time, and additional passes must be purchased.
In addition to these two, there are also Remote Raid Passes. You can buy Remote Raid Passes from the in-game shop. You can do 5 Remote Raids per day.
Each raid has a timer that indicates the duration for which the raid will be available. Typically, raids last for an hour, allowing players to gather and battle the Raid Boss within that time frame.
The weather in Pokémon GO can influence Raids. Certain weather conditions can boost the effectiveness of certain Pokémon types during raid battles. It is beneficial to take advantage of these weather boosts to increase the chances of defeating the Raid Boss. In addition, the Raid Boss you will be catching will be at a higher level compared to a non-boosted encounter.