Extraordinary Raid Week Begins May 21; Raid Hour May 22nd; Legacy Move Lapras Raid Day Following Weekend

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New Event

On May 16, 2019, Niantic announced a brand-new event; the Extraordinary Raid Week. During this event from 5/21 1:00 PM PST to 5/28/2019:

  • New raid bosses
  • Shiny Bronzor release
  • 2x Raid Stardust
  • 2x Raid XP
  • 2 free Raid Passes per day
  • Raid Hour: May 22 from 6 to 7 PM local time

This event also includes an announced Lapras Raid Day on May 25! (May 26 in Asia-Pacific)

  • Lapras raids will be available from 11 AM to 2 PM local time
  • Five free Raid Passes
  • Shiny Lapras will be available.
  • Lapras will learn legacy moves Ice Shard and Ice Beam (info courtesy of @TrnrTips)

Raid Boss Confirmations - Tier 1

Raid Bosses - Tier 2
Raid Bosses - Tier 3
Raid Bosses - Tier 4

See below for full announcement.

Full Announcement Text


Get ready for the summer with a special week of events! Prep your best teams, and get your Raid Passes ready for our upcoming Extraordinary Raid Week. To test your battle skills, we have a full week of exciting raids for you to show off your Trainer prowess.

Extraordinary Raid Week 
Date + Time

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 1 p.m. to Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)


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


  • If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Bronzor!


  • 2× Raid Stardust
  • 2× Raid XP

Raid Hour 
Date + Time

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (local time)


  • The number of raids of all levels will increase during the event hour.

Lapras Raid Day 
Date + Time

  • The Americas, Greenland, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India: Saturday, May 25, 2019, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (local time)
  • Asia-Pacific: Sunday, May 26, 2019, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (local time)


  • The Transport Pokémon, Lapras, will be joining Raid Battles for this event.
  • Receive up to five Raid Passes from Gyms at no cost.
  • If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Lapras!

This is your chance to add some awesome Pokémon like Tyranitar or Metagross to your team. We hope you’re up for the challenge, Trainers!

Let’s GO raid!

—The Pokémon GO team