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Latios and Latias Returning for a Raid Weekend

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Article by Brian Tien

The Psychic/Dragon Type Eon Duo is returning to the raid scene for a special raid weekend in June, giving us another new chance to catch these elusive Legendary Pokemon!

Latios and Latias Raids
Raids Begin Raids End
June 12, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. local Time June 15, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time

No word as to the introduction of Latios' and Latias' signature moves, Luster Purge and Mist Ball respectively, but we do know that their Shiny formes will be available, so now is a great chance to try if you still haven't been fortunate enough to come across them in the past!

You can expect our raid guides for these Pokemon to be updated soon!

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Trainers,

The Legendary Pokémon Latias and Latios are coming back to Raid Battles for a Special Raid Weekend event! These Eon Pokémon haven’t been seen in the skies since January of this year, so be sure to catch them during this weekend before they fly off again!

Date + Time

Friday, June 12, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, June 15, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time

Features

  • The Legendary Pokémon Latias and Latios will be in five-star raids.

Latias and Latios are both Dragon and Psychic type, so it’ll be best to bring along other Dragon-type Pokémon, such as Rayquaza and Dialga. They are also weak to Ice-, Bug-, Ghost-, Dark-, and Fairy-type attacks, so some recommended Pokémon to round out your Raid Battle teams are Tyranitar, Togekiss, and Mamoswine.

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—The Pokémon GO team

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