Raid Battles are an essential part of the Pokemon Go experience. Each month there’s a new set of Pokemon ranging from common 1-Stars to rare 5-Star Legendaries to battle and potentially catch. Here’s the current line-up of Raid bosses.
June is a pretty busy month for Pokemon Go players. The brand new Season of Discovery kicks off alongside Season 8 of the Go Battle League, meaning trainers have a new rotation of creatures to catch and challenges to take part in.
There are three powerful fan-favorites making their return to 5-Star Raids in June: The Legendary Titans known as Regice, Registeel, and Regirock. Then, later in the month, a “surprise” creature will make its debut in 5-star Raids: Regigigas!
It also appears that there will only be one Mega-evolved Pokemon appearing in Mega Raids at a time from this month onwards, so it may have just become more difficult to get the Mega Energy you need.
- Raid schedule
- Raid boss guides
- When do Raid Hours take place?
- What are Raid Battles?
- How to get Raid Passes
- How to catch Pokemon in Raid Battles
Pokemon Go Raid Boss schedule June 2021
Niantic have revealed the schedule for Raids in June, and there are some exciting Boss battles ahead. Most notable is the appearance of Regigigas in 5-Star Raids, making this the first time it’s been widely available.
Here are the Pokemon you’ll be able to find in Raids this month:
- Mega Lopunny (June 1 – June 8)
- Mega Slowbro (June 8 – June 17)
- Mega Gyarados (June 17 – July 2)
- Regirock (June 1 – June 17)
- Regice (June 1 – June 17)
- Resisteel (June 1 – June 17)
- Regigigas (June 17 – July 1)
- Alolan Marowak (Northern Hemisphere)
- Alolan Raichu (Northern Hemisphere)
- Floatzel (Northern Hemisphere)
- Lapras (Southern Hemisphere)
- Piloswine (Southern Hemisphere)
- Walrein (Southern Hemisphere)
- Petilil (Northern Hemisphere)
- Yanma (Northern Hemisphere)
- Snorunt (Southern Hemisphere)
- Snover (Southern Hemisphere)
All Pokemon Go Raid Guides June 2021
When do Raid Hours take place?
Each week, Niantic hosts a special Raid Hour takes place to allow players a better chance at catching the current 5-Star Raid Pokemon. All of the gyms that have Raids in them will be 5-Star, so that’s either Regirock, Regice, or Registeel in June.
Raid Hour takes place every Wednesday from 6PM to 7PM, and you won’t have to worry about time zones as it will always be your local time. This is the perfect chance to get out there and catch yourself a Legendary.
What are Raid Battles in Pokemon Go?
Raid Battles occur when a Boss Pokemon takes over a Gym. You can find them by walking around local Gyms and keeping an eye out for eggs that are about to hatch, or Boss Pokemon that are part of a currently ongoing Raid.
These Pokemon are very powerful, so it’s recommended that you team up with a few other trainers in order to secure a victory. There are four tiers: 1-Star, 3-Star, 5-Star, and Mega Raids. The higher the tier, the harder the battle.
Raid Battles are worth the time and effort to complete, though. As well as earning special items, you’ll also get a chance to catch the Pokemon you beat. In the case of 5-Star Raids, these will be Legendaries you can’t get anywhere else.
How to get Raid Passes in Pokemon Go
In order to take part in a Raid Battle, you’ll need a Raid Pass. You can earn one Raid Pass each day by spinning the Photo Disc at any Gym. If you run out, you can purchase a Premium Raid Pass from the Shop.
There are now also Remote Raid Passes available in Go. These are ideal for trainers who can’t leave the house, as they let you join any Raid Battle that’s on the Nearby screen or tappable from the Map View.
Remote Raid Passes can be bought from the Shop, or received as free gifts every now and then.
How to catch Pokemon in Raid Battles
When you successfully defeat a Raid boss, you’ll get the chance to catch it. You’ll be given a set number of Premier Balls to use, but it’s not guaranteed that you’ll be able to catch it, especially if it’s a Legendary.
Here are some ways to increase the number of Premier Balls you’ll get:
- Deal a high amount of damage to the Raid boss.
- Your team deals a high amount of damage to the Raid boss.
- Controlling the gym that the Raid takes place in.
- Participating in Raids with friends.
Remember, you can also use Razz Berries, or even better Golden Razz Berries, to help catch Raid bosses. Getting excellent throws or spinning curveballs will increase your chances, too.
Now you’re all clued up on Raids and the creatures you can battle at Gyms this month, it’s time to get out there and catch yourself some Pokemon – and maybe even a Legendary. Good luck, trainers!