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As the Pokémon: Detective Pikachu event comes to a close in Pokémon GO, a new event is on the horizon. This month’s Community Day is taking place on Sunday, and you’re probably wondering: What’s happening after the three hour Torchic-catching spree?

The next weeklong event in Pokémon GO is all about Raids. Alongside the increased number of Raids and different Pokémon getting added into the mix, we’re receiving an evening Raid Hour. The fun doesn’t stop there though, as a whole day will also be dedicated to Lapras, with an increased chance of finding a Shiny version. Even more exciting, Shiny Bronzor is getting introduced to the game! Niantic is certainly pulling out all the stops and giving communities around the world the chance to perfect the art of hosting a Raid train.

Here are all the specifics of Extraordinary Raid Week when it begins on Tuesday, May 21st:

Date + Time

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 1 p.m. to Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)


  • ★: Machop, Slakoth, Shinx, Bronzor
  • ★★: Misdreavus, Kirlia, Mawile, Feebas, Clamperl, Bibarel
  • ★★★: Alolan Raichu, Chansey, Scyther, Aerodactyl, Floatzel
  • ★★★★: Alolan Marowak, Dragonite, Tyranitar, Absol, Metagross


  • If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Bronzor!


  • 2× Raid Stardust
  • 2× Raid XP

Raid Hour

Date + Time

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (local time)


  • The number of raids of all levels will increase during the event hour.

Lapras Raid Day

Date + Time

  • The Americas, Greenland, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India: Saturday, May 25, 2019, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (local time)
  • Asia-Pacific: Sunday, May 26, 2019, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (local time)


  • The Transport Pokémon, Lapras, will be joining Raid Battles for this event.
  • Receive up to five Raid Passes from Gyms at no cost.
  • If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Lapras!


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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?)