Latios Arrives for Special Raid Week on April 15

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New Event: Latios Special Raid Week

On April 8th, 2019, Niantic announced the return of Latios for a Special Raid Week. From April 15th to April 22, Latios will be available along with Giratina Origin Forme. Also during this week, Shiny Latios will be available. 

See below for the full announcement. 

Full Announcement Text


After your impressive efforts in challenging Latias, do you have what it takes to challenge the other Eon Pokémon? From Monday, April 15, to Monday, April 22, 2019, there will be a Special Raid Week, and the Legendary Pokémon Latios will be available in Raid Battles! Take a look at the details below:

Date + Time

  • Monday, Apr. 15, 2019, at 1 p.m. to Monday, Apr. 22, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)


  • The Legendary Pokémon Latios will be joining Raid Battles!
  • If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Latios!

Do you have what it takes to challenge Latios? Get ready to GO, Trainer—and best of luck!

Stay safe, and happy exploring!

—The Pokémon GO team

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