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For the Season of Timeless Travels, the standard Pokémon GO Battle Day/Weekend is getting an upgrade. Not only will it be (almost) six days, but another event will be happening at the same time. So while Trainers are out battling during the GO Battle Week: Timeless Travels event, they can also spend their breaks catching Fighting-type Pokémon. Plus, a new debut is available and regional exclusives Throh and Sawk will be available worldwide. (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 Raging Battles event with our guide below:


Pokémon GO’s Season of Timeless Travels – Raging Battles

Begins: Friday, January 19th, 2024 at 10 a.m. your local time.

Ends: Wednesday, January 24th, 2024 at 8 p.m. your local time.


Pokémon debuts – Annihilape



To get Annihilape, you’ll need more than just a Primeape – you’ll need to do some battling:

  1. Set the Primeape you want to evolve into Annihilape as your Buddy Pokémon.
  2. Battle 30 Ghost or Psychic-type Pokémon.
    1. You don’t have to use this Primeape to battle these 30 Pokémon (of the Ghost and/or Psychic-type variety).
  3. Go to Primeape’s information page and tap the Evolve button (all conditions should be met, allowing the button to be active).


Annihilape’s shiny version will also be available, as Mankey and Primeape’s shiny versions have been active in Pokémon GO for years.


Event Bonuses

  • Team GO Rocket will appear more frequently at PokéStops and in balloons.
  • Throh and Sawk will both appear in the wild during the event, regardless of your location.


Due to GO Battle Week: Timeless Travels event overlapping with this Raging Battles, the following bonuses will also be active:

  • 4× Stardust from win rewards. (This does not include the end-of-set rewards and will not stack with the 4× Stardust bonus in January.)
  • The maximum number of sets you can play per day will be increased from five to 10 (for a total of 50 battles) from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. your local time.
  • Free battle-themed Timed Research will be available.
    • Rewards include the avatar item Ingo-Style Hat.
      • If Trainers already acquired the item from reaching Rank 20 (Ace Rank), they will not receive another one.
  • Paid battle-themed Timed Research awarding Stardust, Rare Candy, and one Star Piece will be available for US$1.99 OR US$2.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency).
    • Note: The originally stated price (US$0.99 OR US$1.00) was incorrect. Niantic listed different prices for the same Timed Research on the official Pokémon GO blog post for the event and now that the event is live, the information has been corrected.
    • IMPORTANT: Please note that Timed Research expires. To receive the rewards, the tasks associated with this Timed Research must be completed and the rewards claimed before Wednesday, January 24th, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. your local time.


Event Boxes

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


Wild Encounters

  • The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild: Mankey*, Machop*, Lickitung*, Gligar*, Sableye*, Throh*, Sawk*, and Scraggy*.


Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”



Standard and Shadow Raids will be active during the event.


Standard Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in Raids:

  • One-Star Raids: Snubbull*, Houndour*, Pancham*, Mareanie.
  • Three-Star Raids: Primeape*, Gyarados*, and Zweilous.
  • Five-Star Raids: Thundurus (Therian Forme)*.
  • Mega Raids: Mega Medicham*.


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 Moltres* (See Additional Notes).


Additional Notes:

  • Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”
  • 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.
      • This will be the last weekend for feature Shadow Moltres*, as Shadow Ho-Oh* will debut during the last weekend in January 2024.


Featured Attack for Thundurus (Therian Forme)

Thundurus (Therian Forme) will know the attack Wildbolt Storm (Charged Attack) when caught from Five-Star Raids between Wednesday, January 17th, 2024, at 10 a.m. to Wednesday, January 24th, 2024, at 10 a.m. your local time.

Wildbolt Storm’s (Charged Attack) stats are as follows:

  • Trainer Battles: 60 power +  decrease your opponent’s Attack stat
  • Gyms and Raids: 140 power


Field Research Tasks

There will be event-exclusive Field Research Tasks available and the rewards include the following Pokémon encounters: Mankey*. These Field Research Tasks can be found when spinning PokéStops (and acquired if you have an open slot in your Field Research menu) when the event is active.

A complete list of tasks and rewards will be shared here once the event is live.


  • Task: Power up Pokémon 5 times
    • Reward: Mankey* Encounter
  • Task: Catch 3 Fighting-type Pokémon
    • Reward: 5 Revives OR 5 Hyper Potions
  • Task: Win 2 Raids
    • Reward: 3,000 Stardust
  • Task: Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts
    • Reward: 1 Mysterious Component


Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”


PokéStop Showcase

PokéStop Showcases will be active later on in the event. From Sunday, January 21st, 2024 at 10 a.m. to Wednesday, January 24th, 2024 at 8 p.m. your local time, PokéStop Showcases will ask you to submit the biggest Mankey, Primeape, or Annihilape.


Collection Challenge – Raging Battles Collection Challenges

Two special, event-exclusive Collection Challenges will be available. According to Niantic, these Collection Challenges will reward Trainers with 3 Fast TMs, 3 Charged TMs, Stardust, and an addition to the Elite Collector medal. A complete list of what Pokémon must be caught/traded/evolved and the associated rewards will be added here once the event is live.


Inner Focus Collection Challenge

  • Catch: Mankey, Scraggy, Lickitung, and Throh.
  • Evolve: Mankey into Primeape.
  • Completion Rewards: 3 Charged TMs and 3,000 Stardust


Vital Spirit Collection Challenge

  • Catch: Mankey, Sableye, Gligar, and Sawk.
  • Evolve: Mankey into Primeape.
  • Completion Rewards: 3 Fast TMs and 3,000 Stardust


Paid Ticket – Timed Research

There will be a Paid Timed Research available during the Raging Battles event, but it is associated with the GO Battle Week: Timeless Travels event. For more information, you can check out the GO Battle Week: Timeless Travels event guide.



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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?)