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Pokemon Go current Raid bosses: February 2022 schedule for Mega Raids, 5-Stars & more

Published: 26/Jan/2022 11:25

by Daniel Megarry

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Raids are an essential part of the Pokemon Go experience, and 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 for February 2022.

February is shaping up to be very exciting for Pokemon Go players. There’s a Community Day starring Hoppip, a Valentine’s Day event to look forward to, and of course, the huge Johto Tour will be taking place at the end of the month.

As for Raids, Trainers will once again have the chance to add PvP favorites Regirock and Registeel to their collections. Then, later in February, all four forms of Deoxys (Normal, Attack, Defense, Speed) will be returning to Raid Battles.

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It also appears that there will only be one Mega-evolved Pokemon appearing in Mega Raids at a time from now on, so it may have just become more difficult to get the Mega Energy you need.


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Regice Registeel and Regirock appearing in February's Pokemon Go Raids
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The Legendary Titans are appearing in 5-Star Raids this month.

Pokemon Go Raid Boss schedule February 2022

Niantic have revealed the February schedule for Raids, and there are some exciting battles to be had! Most notable is the return of all four Deoxys forms, offering a rare chance to get every single one.

Here are the Pokemon you’ll be able to find in Raids this month:

Mega Raids

Pokemon Dates
Mega Aerodactyl in Pokemon Go Mega Aerodactyl January 7 – February 1
Mega Houndoom Mega Houndoom February 1 – February 15
Mega Ampharos Mega Ampharos February 15 – March 1

5-Star Raids

Pokemon Dates
Regice in Pokemon Go Regice January 24 – February 1
Regirock Pokemon Go Regirock February 1 – February 9
Registeel in Pokemon Go Registeel February 9 – February 16
Deoxys Normal Forme Deoxys (Normal Forme) February 16 – February 19
Deoxys Attack Forme Deoxys (Attack Forme) February 19 – February 22
Deoxys Defense Forme Deoxys (Defense Forme) February 22 – February 25
Deoxys Speed Forme Deoxys (Speed Forme) February 25 – March 1

3-Star Raids

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Dewgong in Pokemon Go Druddigon in Pokemon Go monferno pokemon Piloswine Pokemon Go
Dewgong Druddigon Monferno Piloswine

1-Star Raids

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Beldum in Pokemon Go Blitzle in Pokemon Go Klink Pikachu in Pokemon Go Shinx
Beldum Blitzle Klink Pikachu Shinx

The second half of the Power Plant event has shaken up the Raid schedule once again, featuring loads of Electric and Steel-type creatures including Pikachu, Shinx, Klink, Blitzle, and Beldum.

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Mega Raids and 5-Star Raids will follow the schedule above, but 1-Star and 3-Star Raids often change at random, especially during special events. Check back regularly for the latest Raid opportunities!

All Pokemon Go Raid Guides February 2022

If you’re new to Raids or just need a bit of a helping hand, then look no further! We’ll be compiling guides on how best to get the Mega and 5-Star Raid Pokemon below:

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 Regice right now.

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Raid Hours take 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?

Screenshot of Pokemon Go Raid Boss logo.
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Taking part in Raid Battles gives you the chance to catch some rare Pokemon.

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.

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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

Raid Passes
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Raid Passes are required to take part in Raids.

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.

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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

Pokemon Go Premier Balls
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Premier Balls let you catch Legendary Pokemon.

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!


For more tips and tricks covering all things Pokemon Go, make sure to check out our guides:

Spotlight Hour guide | Current Raid Bosses | Best ‘mon in Go: Attackers and defenders | Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour | Arlo counters guide | Cliff counters guide | How to get free Remote Raid Passes | Sierra counters guide | How to catch Ditto | Shop: Items list, prices, box changes