Latios Raid Week Announced: Shiny Latios is coming!

Latios returns to Pokemon GO, this time as a shiny raid boss!

Shiny Latios in Raids
Shiny Latios in Raids

Latios is coming back to Pokèmon GO raids! From Monday, Apr. 15, 2019, at 1 p.m. to Monday, Apr. 22, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7), Latios will be joining Raid Battles. If you’re lucky, you may even encounter a Shiny Latios! Our Latios Raid Counters Guide is up to date.

Latios Raid Week Event
Event Latios Raid Week
Date + Time
  • From Monday, Apr. 15, 2019, at 1 p.m.
  • To Monday, Apr. 22, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)
  • Latios joins Raid Battles alongside Giratina Origin
  • Chance to encounter a Shiny Latios

Players have been clamoring about shiny Latios ever since Niantic announced that Latias will return for a Special Raid Weekend back in February of this year. We expect high attendance and player engagement once this event kicks off – shiny Latios is not only beautiful, it’s also genuinely useful!

Here’s a quick comparison between normal and shiny Latios:

Normal Latios is blue, white and red
Normal Latios is teal, orange and white

As you may have read in our Latios vs. Latias: Metagame analysis, neither Latios nor Latias are the strongest Pokèmon as far raids are concerned, but they are usable attackers and can be caught at decently high CPs – Level 20 CPs are above 2000, and Level 25 CPs are above 2600!