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A new season begins in Pokémon GO which means a new season of Pokémon debuts. For the Season of Timeless Travels, the first event will be a simple Raid Day shindig. As for who’s featured, this is where the Season of Timeless Travels begins to introduce more Pokémon from the Hisui region into Pokémon GO. Trainers, now you can add Hisuian Samurott to your team, provided you can defeat one in a Three-Star Raid! (For more details about the Season of Timeless Travels, you can check out our overall Season of Timeless Travels guide hub.)

Now, check out what’s happening during the Hisuian Samurott Raid Day with our guide below:


Pokémon GO’s Season of Timeless Travels – Hisuian Samurott Raid Day

Begins: Sunday, December 3rd, 2023 at 2 p.m. your local time.

Ends: Sunday, December 3rd, 2023 at 5 p.m. your local time.


Pokémon debuts – Hisuian Samurott



Hisuian Samurott is the first of the Hisui region’s Starter Pokémon to enter the world of Pokémon GO. During the event, Hisuian Samurott (including its  Shiny version) will be available to catch after defeating one in a Three-Star Raid. Given the event hours, chances are that most Gyms hosting Raids will feature Hisuian Samurott.


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 2nd, 2023, at 4 p.m. to Sunday, December 3rd, 2023, at 7 p.m. PST.
  • Increased chance to encounter Shiny Hisuian Samurott.
  • Hisuian Samurott will appear more frequently in raids!


Paid Event Ticket Bonuses

Trainers can purchase an event ticket (priced at US$4.99 OR US$5.00 OR the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency) that will give them extra bonuses on Sunday, December 3rd, 2023 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. your local time (that time frame includes five hours after the event ends in their time zone).

According to Niantic, “[t]ickets are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service).” Tickets can also be gifted to Trainers you’re friends with provided that you have a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with them. This can be done via the in-game shop and by selecting the “Gift” button instead of the “Buy” button. Tickets purchased for friends are nonrefundable as well.

These event ticket bonuses will be active on Sunday, December 3rd, 2023, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. your local time:

  • Eight additional Raid Passes from spinning Gym Photo Discs (for a daily total of 14)
  • 2× Stardust from Raid Battles
  • 50% more XP from Raid Battles
  • Increased chance to get Rare Candy XL


Event Boxes

If any special event boxes or bundles are released during the event, they’ll be listed here once the event is live.



Standard and Shadow Raids will be active during the event, but Three-Star Raids featuring Hisuian Samurott will be boosted.


Standard Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in Raids:

  • One-Star Raids: Poliwhirl, Horsea*, Houndour*, Shinx*, and Pawmi.
  • Three-Star Raids: Primeape, Rhydon, Magcargo, Bombirdier*, and Hisuian Samurott*.
  • Five-Star Raids: Reshiram* (See Additional Notes).
  • Mega Raids: Mega Scizor* (See Additional Notes).


Shadow Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in Shadow Raids:

  • One-Star Shadow Raids: Shadow Machop*, Shadow Cubone, Shadow Teddiursa*, and Shadow Trapinch.
  • Three-Star Shadow Raids: Shadow Porygon, Shadow Houndour, and Shadow Sableye*.
  • Five-Star Shadow Raids: Shadow Zapdos* (See Additional Notes).


Additional Notes:

  • Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”
  • Standard Raids:
    • Pokémon featured in One- and Three-Star Raids will be available after the event (except for Hisuian Samurott, which may reappear in February 2024).
    • Reshiram* will be available after the event (in Five-Star Raids), until Saturday, December 9th, 2023 at 10 a.m. your local time.
    • Mega Scizor* will be available after the event (in Mega Raids), until Saturday, December 9th, 2023 at 10 a.m. your local time.
  • Shadow Raids:
    • One- and Three-Star Shadow Raids will be available daily.
    • Five-Star Shadow Raids will be available on weekends (Saturday and Sunday), unless otherwise stated by Niantic.



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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)