In Pokémon Go, Legendary raids are always available at some Gyms, but once a week they take over virtually all Gyms for an entire hour. These Legendary Raid Hours provide a chance for players to get together with a team and face several of the current Legendary Raid Boss in one quick go. How do they work, and what are they currently offering? Read ahead to find out, and be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories so you can be fully equipped on your Pokémon Journey!
What are Legendary Raid Hours in Pokémon Go?
A feature originally introduced in June 2019, Legendary Raid Hours are a weekly event in which virtually all Gyms are taken over by the current Legendary raid boss. Unlike normal raids, these raids last for the entire hour. These are still Legendary raids, meaning they require multiple players, so players are encouraged to team up for the hour so they can move from Gym to Gym until they've exhausted their Raid Passes or the hour is complete. If it isn't safe in your area to coordinate with a team, you can still participate using Remote Raid Passes and an online team.
When are the next Legendary Raid Hours in Pokémon Go?
Legendary Raid Hours are held every Wednesday evening from 6 to 7 PM local time.
August's Legendary Raid Hours will be held on the following dates:
- August 3: Palkia*
- August 10: Genesect featuring a new drive
- August 17: Genesect featuring a new drive
- August 24: Zacian (Hero of Many Battles)
- August 31: Zamazenta (Hero of Many Battles)
Pokémon with the potential to be Shiny are indicated with an asterisk.
Questions about Legendary Raid Hours in Pokémon Go?
Do you have questions about Legendary Raid Hours? Any guess as to what Pokémon might be featured when they return? Drop us a comment below, and be sure to check out our Complete Pokédex, as well as our many Pokémon Go guides so you too can become a Pokémon Master!
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Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.
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