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Pokémon Go is celebrating summer with an Extraordinary Raid Week and a Lapras Raid Day

Don’t be surprised if you see tons of raid eggs around all your local gyms


Pokémon Go is kicking off summer with a week of special raids. The raid tiers will change for the week, and players will get doubled Stardust and XP from completing raids.

The event lasts from May 21 at 4 p.m. ET until May 28 at 4 p.m. ET. The raid tiers are as follows:

  • Tier one: Machop, Slakoth, Shinx, Bronzor
  • Tier two: Misdreavus, Kirlia, Mawile, Feebas, Clamperl, Bibarel
  • Tier three: Alolan Raichu, Chansey, Scyther, Aerodactyl, Floatzel
  • Tier four: Alolan Marowak, Dragonite, Tyranitar, Absol, Metagross

There will also be a raid hour on May 22 from 6-7 p.m. in your local time, where there will be more raids of all tiers spawning.

Lapras will be featured in raids on May 25 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. local time for the Americas, Greenland, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India, and on May 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time for players in the Asia-Pacific.

During this time, you’ll also get up to five Raid Passes from gyms for free.

Players will also have a chance to get Shiny Lapras and Bronzor from their respective raids.

The tier five raids will remain the same: Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf, depending on your region. Though no new Legendaries are coming for the event, this will be a great chance for trainers to stock up on Ralts, Shinx, and Feebas Candy, as well as catch great attackers like Metagross and Tyranitar.

For more information on raids, check out our guide here.

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