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Latios returns to Pokémon Go for a Special Raid Week

And he has a chance to be Shiny

Latios from Pokémon Go poses in the sky
Latios returns
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Latios is returning to Pokémon Go raids for a week, starting from April 15 at 4 p.m. ET until April 22 at 4 p.m. ET. The Eon Pokémon is returning with the possibility of appearing Shiny, similarly to how his sister, Latias, did in February.

This means that Latios will be sharing tier five raids with Origin Forme Giratina for a week. Latios isn’t the best attacker around, as he’s outclassed by Mewtwo for psychic-types and Rayquaza for dragon-types, but he’s a fine addition to any trainer’s Pokédex.

Prepare for Latios’ reappearance by stocking up on dragon-type ‘mons. Rayquaza remains an excellent counter, but Dragonite and Salamence work well. Bagon’s Community Day happens before Latios returns, so you can prepare a good dragon before raiding. Giratina, Gengar, and other ghost-types also work well against Latios’ psychic typing. While pitting his sister, Latias, against him is kind of sad, she also serves as a pretty good counter.

Start practicing your excellent curve ball throws to increase your chance at scoring him after taking him down. Shiny raid Pokémon have an 100 percent catch rate, provided that you don’t miss all your balls. For more information on raids, check out our guide here.