Niantic doesn’t seem to want its players out late at night in gym raids, so a curfew of sorts has been in place that stops raids from starting late into the night. This has been in place since Niantic started raid battles. There’s been no word so far that this would change for Legendary raids. So if you want a good idea of when to look for Legendary raids at night, consider what time raids typically end.
So far, raid battles are roughly timed around sunrise and sunset, although they can change a bit from region to region and from city to city. Around the time your app’s map will change to show nighttime, your raid battles will likely be stopping.
Most trainers say this happens around 9 p.m. local time, however some regions see raids lasting until 10 or 10:30 p.m. local time. Niantic has not said anything official about the curfew. If you’re looking for raids and the current trends continue, you’re probably best off not looking past 10:30 or 11 p.m.
Interestingly, one Pokemon Go trainer said on Saturday night that a Legendary raid was live at 3 a.m. in his region. However, this is the only trainer so far to note a late-night raid like this since the curfew was first recognized.
Have you been able to participate in any Legendary raids late at night? Let us know in the comments below. (To learn more about what time Legendary raids begin, see Heavy’s story here.)