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Pokémon GO current Raid Bosses, including Shadow Raids

Trainers, the Raid Boss pool in Pokémon GO has changed again, offering new challenges for those interested in Raid Battles. Before you head out, let’s break down what Raids and Shadow Raids are all about.

Raid Battles start when a Boss Pokémon takes over a Gym. These aren’t typical Gym Battles; Raid Bosses are much stronger. To win, you’ll need not only strong Pokémon but also teamwork with other Trainers. Success rewards you with special items and a chance to catch the Boss Pokémon.

Raid Battles come in different difficulty levels, from tier 1 to tier 5, along with Mega Raids and Mega Legendary Raids. The higher the difficulty level, the stronger the Raid Boss, and the more Trainers you’ll need to defeat it.

Shadow Raids are similar to standard Raids, but with a twist. A Team GO Rocket member has taken over the Gym, placing a Shadow Pokémon as the Raid Boss. Just like standard Raids, Shadow Raids have different difficulty levels, based on the strength of the Shadow Raid Boss.

You’ll know a Shadow Raid is happening when the Raid Egg at the Gym has a purple flame behind it. When the Raid Egg hatches, the Gym will turn black on your map. Shadow Raids also show up on your Nearby menu, indicated by a purple flame.

So, who’s currently topping the Raid charts? We’ve got Pokémon like Bounsweet, Galarian Zigzagoon, and Lapras in the mix. And for those venturing into Shadow Raids, you’ll encounter Shadow Wooper, and Shadow Meowth. But, if you’re feeling brave, the Legendary Five-star Shadow Raid features Shadow Moltres.

Current Raid Bosses Pokémon GO

One-star Raids

  • Bounsweet
  • Galarian Zigzagoon
  • Rockruff
  • Pineco
  • Roggenrola

Three-star Raids

  • Alolan Raticate
  • Clefable
  • Lapras
  • Druddigon

Legendary Tier 5 Raids

Mega Raids

  • Mega Gengar

Shadow Raids

One-star Shadow Raids

  • Shadow Wooper
  • Shadow Meowth
  • Shadow Pineco
  • Shadow Machop

Three-star Shadow Raids

  • Shadow Gligar
  • Shadow Electabuzz
  • Shadow Magmar

Legendary Five-star Shadow Raids

Good luck on your journey, Trainers. Let’s take down these Raid Bosses and claim our rewards.

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