Legendary Raid Hour (originally known as Legendary Lunch Hour) is an occasional event that turns every available Gym to a specific tier 5 Legendary Pokémon or Mythical Pokémon Raid Boss during one hour. It usually occurs on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in local time zone. Unlike Special Raid Challenge, no additional free Raid Passes are given. Eggs start to appear in Gym 20 minutes before the Raid Hour if the Gym is not occupied by other Raid Battles or EX Raid Battles.

List of Legendary Raid Hours

2021

Date Featured Pokémon Notes
June 16th
June 9th
June 2nd
May 26th
May 19th
May 12th
May 5th
April 28th

April 21st
April 14th
April 7th
March 31st
March 24th
March 17th
March 15th Monday
March 10th
March 3rd
February 24th


February 17th
February 10th
February 8th [1] Monday
Event was not active in New Zealand until 6:20 p.m.[2]
February 3rd
January 27th
January 20th
January 13th
January 6th

2020

Date Featured Pokémon Notes
December 30th
December 23rd
December 16th
December 9th
December 2nd
November 24th (Asia-Pacific)
(Europe, Middle East, Africa and India)
(Americas and Greenland)
November 18th

November 11th Knew Aeroblast
November 4th
October 28th
October 21st
October 14th
October 7th
September 30th
September 23rd
September 16th
September 9th
September 2nd
August 26th
August 19th
August 12th
August 5th
July 29th
July 22nd
July 15th
July 8th
July 1st
June 24th
June 17th
June 10th
June 3rd
May 27th
May 20th
May 13th
May 6th First event after introduction of
March 11th

March 4th
February 26th Knew Psystrike
February 19th
February 12th
February 5th
January 29th
January 22nd
January 15th
January 8th
January 1st

2019

Date Featured Pokémon Notes
December 25th
December 18th
December 11th
December 4th
November 27th
November 20th
November 13th
November 6th
October 30th
October 23rd
October 16th
October 9th
October 8th Make-up event
Knew Psystrike
October 2nd[3]
September 25th[4]
September 11th


September 4th[5]

September 1st[6] Sunday
August 28th[7] (Asia-Pacific)
(Europe, Middle East, Africa and India)
(Americas and Greenland)
Water Festival 2019-themed special bosses
August 21st
August 14th
August 7th
July 24th
July 17th
July 3rd
June 26th
June 19th
June 12th
June 5th Official blog announced Legendary Raid Hour on every next Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.[8]
May 22nd[9] All Raid Bosses in Extraordinary Raid Week From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
May 1st[10] From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., unannounced
April 19th[11][12]
From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., unannounced
April 10th[13] From 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
March 13th[14] From 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Trivia

  • If the boss rotation occurs on Wednesday, the Legendary Raid Hour will be skipped. Examples include July 10th and 31st, 2019.
    • It seems that Niantic is aware of this. No raid boss rotation has occurred on Wednesday afterwards.
  • The Mewtwo Raid Hour on September 18th, 2019 was canceled due to technical issues.[15] Niantic later announced the make-up Mewtwo Day will be held on October 8th with move Psystrike.[16] Two additional free Raid Passes could be received during the hour.[17]
  • Legendary Raid Hours on March 4th, 11th and 18th, 2020 were canceled in Japan, South Korea and Italy due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[18]
    • Due to the same pandemic, Legendary Raid Hour was canceled worldwide from March 18th[19] until May 6th[20].

See also

References

  1. PokemonGoApp. Attention, Trainers! A Raid Hour event featuring Suicune will take place on Monday, February 8, at 6 p.m. local time.. Twitter. Retrieved on 2021-02-03.
  2. Niantic messed up for New Zealand, yet again.. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2021-02-08.
  3. Get ready for spooky Legendary Raid Hours in October!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-10-15.
  4. Altered Forme Giratina—raids, Raid Hour, and Shiny release!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-09-24.
  5. Get ready for Legendary Raid Hours in September!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-10-15.
  6. Don’t miss Rayquaza’s final Raid Hour of 2019. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-10-15.
  7. Dive into Water Festival 2019!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-08-16.
  8. Get ready for Legendary Raid Hours every Wednesday evening in June!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-10-15.
  9. Jump-start your summer with Extraordinary Raid Week!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-05-16.
  10. Groudon Hour - 6PM Wed Night. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2019-10-15.
  11. T5 eggs on every gym in Christchurch, NZ - unannounced event?. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2019-10-15.
  12. BUG? Surprise? "Friday Night Legendary Hour" Report thread. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2019-10-15.
  13. Legendary Lunch Hour experiment: Origin Forme Giratina. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-10-15.
  14. Legendary Lunch Hour: A new experiment!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-10-15.
  15. NianticHelp. Due to technical difficulties, Legendary Raid Hour with Mewtwo will be postponed to a later date. We apologize for the inconvenience.. Twitter. Retrieved on 2019-10-15.
  16. NianticHelp. Trainers, the make-up Legendary Raid Hour featuring Mewtwo with the move Psystrike will be on October 8, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time. Stay tuned for details.. Twitter. Retrieved on 2019-10-15.
  17. NianticHelp. During the Raid Hour, you can receive up to two Raid Passes in addition to your one daily Raid Pass!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2019-10-15.
  18. 日本・韓国・イタリア地域における3月のコンテンツについて. Pokémon GO Live Japan. Retrieved on 2020-03-03.
  19. Updates to events: Raid Hour. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-03-18.
  20. Try out a new Remote Raid Pass during Altered Forme Giratina Raid Hour!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-05-07.
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