Pokemon GO Raid Bosses: October 2019

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Here’s the current list of Raid Bosses for September 2019 in Pokemon GO, according to The Silph Road.

We’ve also added some recommended counters to bring into battle against each Raid Boss based on recommendations by GamePress as well as our own preferences.

The list will continue to be updated as the Raid Bosses change in the game.

Update: Added new Raid Bosses with the Halloween Event 2019 going live.


Tier One:

  • Bulbasaur (Costumed) – Moltres, Mewtwo (w/ Psychic or Psystrike)
  • *Charmander (Costumed) – Rampardos, Groudon, Kyogre
  • Squirtle (Costumed) – Roserade, Raikou, Zapdos
  • Misdreavus – Giratina (Origin Form), Darkrai, Mewtwo (w/ Shadow Ball), Gengar
  • Drifloon – Giratina (Origin Form), Darkrai, Raikou
  • Klink – Moltres, Machamp, Groudon

    Tier Two:

  • Sneasel – Machamp, Moltres, Rampardos
  • Mawile – Moltres, Groudon
  • Sableye – Gardevoir, Togekiss
  • Yamask – Giratina (Origin Form), Darkrai, Mewtwo (w/ Shadow Ball), Gengar

    Tier Three:

  • *Alolan Raichu – Mewtwo (w/ Shadow Ball), Giratina (Origin Form), Darkrai
  • Gengar – Mewtwo, Giratina (Origin Form), Darkrai
  • *Granbull – Metagross, Roserade (w/ poison-type attacks)
  • Sharpedo – Raikou, Machamp, Roserade (w/ grass-type attacks)
  • Skuntank – Groudon, Garchomp

    Tier Four:

  • *Alolan Marowak – Groudon, Rampardos, Mewtwo (w/ Shadow Ball), Darkrai, Giratina (Origin Form)
  • Umbreon – Machamp, Breloom, Hariyama, Gardevoir, Scizor, Pinsir
  • *Houndoom – Machamp, Groudon, Rampardos, Breloom, Hariyama
  • *Tyranitar – Machamp, Breloom, Hariyama
  • Absol – Machamp, Breloom, Hariyama, Gardevoir, Scizor, Pinsir

    Tier Five:

  • Darkrai – Machamp, Breloom, Hariyama, Gardevoir, Scizor, Pinsir
  • Darkrai will be available until November 1, according to Niantic.


    EX Raid:

  • Mewtwo w/ Shadow Ball – Giratina (Origin Form), Darkrai, Tyranitar, Gengar, Honchkrow, Weavile
  • Niantic has also just released the times for the Legendary Raid Hours for October 2019. On October 2, 9 and 16 from 6-7 p.m. local time, Raid Battles with Altered Form Giratina will be more frequent. On October 23 and 30, a different Legendary Pokemon will be featured (Update: We now know this mystery Pokemon to be Darkrai). In addition, Niantic will also host a special makeup Legendary Raid Hour for Mewtwo with the exclusive move Psystrike on October 8.

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