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.
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
Sneasel – Machamp, Moltres, Rampardos Mawile – Moltres, Groudon Sableye – Gardevoir, Togekiss Yamask – Giratina (Origin Form), Darkrai, Mewtwo (w/ Shadow Ball), Gengar
*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
*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
Darkrai – Machamp, Breloom, Hariyama, Gardevoir, Scizor, Pinsir
Darkrai will be available until November 1, according to Niantic.
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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