Hisuian Samurott Raid Day

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Article by Brian Tein

Ready for Timeless Travels? To begin our trip back to the past, Hisuian Samurott is making its way to Pokemon Go. This unique, ancient starter is getting its time to shine in a Raid Day, and it's time to get ready to add it to our Pokedexes.

Hisuian Samurott Raid Day

December 3, 2023
Event Start Event End
2:00 p.m. local time 5:00 p.m. local time
  • Hisuian Samurott will make its debut in Pokemon Go
  • Hisuian Samurott will appear in raids during event hours, taking over gyms the world over.
  • Up to five additional free Raid Passes will be available
  • The maximum remote raid count will be raised to 20
  • Shiny Hisuian Samurott will be available more frequently
  • A $5.00 event ticket will be available that rewards the following:
    • 8 additional Free Raid Passes for the day
    • Increased odds of Rare Candy XL
    • 50% more Raid XP
    • 2x Raid Stardust

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Celebrate Pokémon from the Sinnoh region’s past with a Raid Day featuring Hisuian Samurott! Only time will tell when Hisuian Samurott will return, so make sure to catch this opportunity as we kick off the new Season!

Prepare your party to face a formidable challenge! With Party Play, you can ensure you have the edge throughout this special Raid Day event by using Party Power.

Keep your team close, Trainers–something tells us that this won’t be the last Pokémon originally discovered in the Hisui region to make an appearance.

Hisuian Samurott Raid Day

Sunday, December 3, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time

Pokémon Debuts

Hisuian Samurott, the Formidable Pokémon, will make their Pokémon GO debut in Three-star raids!

Hisuian Samurott

If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Event bonuses

Receive up to five additional free Raid Passes from spinning Gym Photo Discs.

The Remote Raid limit will be increased to 20 from Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. to Sunday, December 3, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. PST.

Increased chance to encounter Shiny Hisuian Samurott.

Hisuian Samurott will appear more frequently in raids!

Event ticket

For US$5.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you can purchase a ticket that grants the following bonuses.

These bonuses will be effective on Sunday, December 3, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time.


Eight additional Raid Passes from spinning Gym Photo Discs (for a daily total of 14)

Increased chance to get Rare Candy XL

50% more XP from Raid Battles

2× Stardust from Raid Battles

Trainers will be able to purchase and gift tickets to any of their Pokémon GO friends that they have achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with. Please note that purchases—including those made for other Trainers—are non-refundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Tickets cannot be purchased with PokéCoins.

*Please note that this ticket will only be available in the in-game shop until Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. local time.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated.

—The Pokémon GO team

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