Lugia Raid Week Canceled, Cobalion Raids Extended

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Article by Brian Tien

In the latest in a recent line of schedule changes made by Niantic, the upcoming Lugia raid week featuring its signature move, Aeroblast, has been canceled. In its place, Niantic has announced that Sacred Sword Cobalion's stay as a raid boss and Go Battle League encounter will now be extended until March 31.

The official Pokemon Go news post has explicitly stated "Canceled", leaving the future of Lugia's signature attack up in the air, so to speak. We will update our Events Page to track this change, be sure to take a look to see all known current and upcoming events.

Hopefully we will know more about the situation soon.

Cobalion Raids Extended

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Please note the change in schedule below.

Date + Time

  • Cobalion will be available to challenge in Raid Battles from Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7). You’ll also have a chance to encounter Cobalion as a GO Battle League reward encounter during this time!


  • Cobalion will know the event-exclusive attack Sacred Sword
  • If you are lucky, you might encounter Shiny Cobalion

—The Pokémon GO team

Lugia Raid Week Cancelation

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The following events have been canceled, postponed, or changed.

  • *Lugia Raid Week:8 This event has been canceled.
  • Raid Hour: This event has been canceled.

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—The Pokémon GO team

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