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Cresselia, Kyogre, and Groudon Returning to Raids

Trainers, Niantic has just announced that Cresselia, Kyogre, and Groudon will all be making a return to Legendary Raids this summer!

Some of you might be thinking, “AGAIN?!” While others are still looking for those coveted shiny! Here is a quick rundown on dates and times:

Cresselia May 27th at 1 PM PDT – June 18th at 1 PM PDT
Kyogre June 18th at 1 PM PDT – June 27th at 1 PM PDT
Groudon June 27th at 1 PM PDT – July 10th at 1 PM PDT

For more details on these events, read below!

This is your chance to catch Kyogre, Groudon, and Cresselia! It’ll be tough, but we have faith in you, Trainers. Legendary Pokémon only appear when the time is right—this must be fate. Are you ready to be a Battle Legend? Show us what you’ve got!


Cresselia

News Cresselia in Legendary Raids
Date + Time START: May 27, 2019, at 1 PM PDT (GMT −7)
END: June 18, 2019, at 1 PM PDT (GMT −7)
Features If the workings of the cosmos are in your favor, you may encounter a Shiny Cresselia!

This Psychic-type Legendary Pokémon is said to represent the crescent moon, but don’t let its graceful exterior lull you during battle. Psychic-type Pokémon are weak against Bug-, Ghost-, and Dark-type Pokémon, so be sure to have those ready!

Cresselia has a Raid Boss CP of 33794 and is boosted by Windy weather, which leads to its capture CPs being in the following ranges:

  • 1555 CP – 1633 CP for a regular Level 20 encounter.
  • 1944 CP – 2041 CP for a Windy weather boosted encounter (Level 25).

Cresselia has a stat composition of 152 Attack, 258 Defense, and 260 Stamina leading to a Max CP of 2857. It cannot be duoed, even with Fog weather boost and friendship bonuses. We would suggest you take on Cresselia in groups of 4-8, for high-level players, or 9-20, for lower level players.

For more information about Cresselia in raids, including Top Raid Counters, Movesets, Weather, and more, view our Cresselia Raid Guide!

Shiny Cresselia

Regular Shiny

Kyogre

News Kyogre in Legendary Raids
Date + Time START: June 18, 2019, at 1 PM PDT (GMT −7)
END: June 27, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)
Features Fortune favors the bold—you may encounter a Shiny Kyogre!

The Sea Basin Pokémon is said to have widened the seas and waged battle with Groudon. This Water-type Pokémon is weak against Grass- and Electric-type Pokémon. Can you earn this powerful creature’s trust and convince it to battle alongside you?

Kyogre has a Raid Boss CP of 54411 and is boosted by Rainy weather, which leads to its capture CPs being in the following ranges:

  • 2260 CP – 2351 CP for a regular Level 20 encounter.
  • 2825 CP – 2939 CP for a Rainy weather boosted encounter (Level 25).

Kyogre has a stat composition of 270 Attack, 228 Defense, and 205 Stamina leading to a Max CP of 4115. It cannot be duoed, even with Rainy or Sunny weather boost and friendship bonuses. We would suggest you take on Kyogre in groups of 4-8, for high-level players, or 9-20, for lower level players.

For more information about Kyogre in raids, including Top Raid Counters, Movesets, Weather, and more, view our Kyogre Raid Guide!

Shiny Kyogre

Regular Shiny

Groudon

News Groudon in Legendary Raids
Date + Time START: June 27, 2019, at 1 PM PDT (GMT −7)
END: July 10, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)
Features Keep persevering, Trainer—you may encounter a Shiny Groudon!

Groudon is said to have dueled titanically with Kyogre before falling into a deep slumber. It’s a Ground-type Pokémon, so, Trainers, this means Water-, Grass-, and Ice-type Pokémon are your best bets for defeating this powerful opponent!

Groudon has a Raid Boss CP of 54411 and is boosted by Sunny weather, which leads to its capture CPs being in the following ranges:

  • 2260 CP – 2351 CP for a regular Level 20 encounter.
  • 2825 CP – 2939 CP for a Sunny weather boosted encounter (Level 25).

Kyogre has a stat composition of 270 Attack, 228 Defense, and 205 Stamina leading to a Max CP of 4115. It cannot be duoed, even with Rainy, Sunny, or Snow weather boost, and friendship bonuses. We would suggest you take on Groudon in groups of 3-8, for high-level players, or 9-20, for lower level players.

For more information about Groudon in raids, including Top Raid Counters, Movesets, Weather, and more, view our Groudon Raid Guide!

Shiny Groudon

Regular Shiny
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