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Pokemon Go: List of current Raid Bosses – October 2020

Published: 5/Feb/2020 22:39 Updated: 5/Oct/2020 2:14

by Paul Cot

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Here is the current list of Raid Bosses (October 2020) that can be found in Pokemon Go Raid Battles.

These change on a near monthly basis and consist of an array of different Pokemon. Generally there tends to be one five-star Raid Battle in the pool, with many of the Raid Bosses in one to four-star Raid Battles acting as counters to the featured Legendary Pokemon.

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As many Pokemon Go players will already know, the higher up Raid Battles tend to require a team of players as they are difficult to catch. The effort is rewarded though, as you will earn yourself an encounter with the defeated Raid Boss.

If you defeat it while weather boosted, you will also get the chance to catch one with 25% higher CP. So, potentially you can nab yourself a very powerful and useful Pokemon.

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Raid Battles

To join a Raid Battle you must a use Raid Pass. These come in three forms: Free Raid Pass, Premium Battle Pass and Remote Raid Pass.

The free variant can be used once a day and is obtained by spinning a Gym. Alternatively, you can use a Premium Battle Pass which costs 100 PokeCoins in the Pokemon Go Shop. These will allow you to participate in multiple Raid Battles a day.

The below tables are categorized by Raid difficulty, showing the Pokemon, CP range, what weather will boost their CP, boosted CP range and whether they can be found as a shiny.

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Pokemon caught in Raid Battles will also have higher IVs than normal due to their IV floor of 10.

Raid Pool October 2020

The featured Pokemon until October is Moltres.

1 Star Raid

Pokemon CP Range Weather Boost Weather Boost CP Range Shiny?
Burmy (Trash) 247-279 Rainy 309-348 Yes
Cottonee 362-400 Cloudy/Sunny 453-500 No
Gothita 500-543 Windy 625-679 No
Shinx 458-500 Rainy 572-625 Yes

3 Star Raid

Pokemon CP Range Weather Boost Weather Boost CP Range Shiny?
Cinccino 1213-1281 Partly Cloudy 1517-1601 No
Gothorita 860-916 Windy 1075-1146 No
Kirlia 508-552 Windy 635-690 No

5 Star Raid

Pokemon CP Range Weather Boost Weather Boost CP Range Shiny?
Moltres 1896-1980 Sunny/Windy 2370-2475 Yes

EX-Raid

Pokemon CP Range Weather Boost Weather Boost CP Range Shiny?
None

This page will be updated as and when the Raid Battle pool changes.

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Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.

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That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!

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Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.

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While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.

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So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.

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Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

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Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.

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Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.