Legendary Raid Hour (originally known as Legendary Lunch Hour) is an occasional event that turns every available Gym to a specific Legendary 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

Date Featured Pokémon Notes
August 19th, 2020 Genesect
August 12th, 2020 Normal Deoxys
August 5th, 2020 Rayquaza
July 29th, 2020 Kyurem
July 22nd, 2020 Kyurem
July 15th, 2020 Kyurem
July 8th, 2020 Kyurem
July 1st, 2020 Zekrom
June 24th, 2020 Zekrom
June 17th, 2020 Zekrom
June 10th, 2020 Reshiram
June 3rd, 2020 Reshiram
May 27th, 2020 Reshiram
May 20th, 2020 Terrakion
May 13th, 2020 Virizion
May 6th, 2020 Altered Giratina First event after introduction of Remote Raid Pass
March 11th, 2020 Registeel
Incarnate Thundurus
March 4th, 2020 Incarnate Thundurus
February 26th, 2020 Armored Mewtwo Knew Psystrike
February 19th, 2020 Incarnate Tornadus
February 12th, 2020 Incarnate Tornadus
February 5th, 2020 Incarnate Tornadus
January 29th, 2020 Heatran
January 22nd, 2020 Heatran
January 15th, 2020 Heatran
January 8th, 2020 Heatran
January 1st, 2020 Virizion
December 25th, 2019 Virizion
December 18th, 2019 Virizion
December 11th, 2019 Terrakion
December 4th, 2019 Terrakion
November 27th, 2019 Terrakion
November 20th, 2019 Cobalion
November 13th, 2019 Cobalion
November 6th, 2019 Cobalion
October 30th, 2019 Darkrai
October 23rd, 2019 Darkrai
October 16th, 2019 Altered Giratina
October 9th, 2019 Altered Giratina
October 8th, 2019 Mewtwo Make-up event
Knew Psystrike
October 2nd, 2019[1] Altered Giratina
September 25th, 2019[2] Altered Giratina
September 11th, 2019 All Deoxys
September 4th, 2019[3] Raikou
September 1st, 2019[4] Rayquaza Extra
August 28th, 2019[5] Uxie (Asia-Pacific)
Mesprit (Europe, Middle East, Africa and India)
Azelf (Americas and Greenland)
Water Festival 2019-themed special bosses
August 21st, 2019 Rayquaza
August 14th, 2019 Rayquaza
August 7th, 2019 Rayquaza
July 24th, 2019 Armored Mewtwo
July 17th, 2019 Armored Mewtwo
July 3rd, 2019 Groudon
June 26th, 2019 Kyogre
June 19th, 2019 Kyogre
June 12th, 2019 Cresselia
June 5th, 2019 Cresselia Official blog announced Legendary Raid Hour on every next Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.[6]
May 22nd, 2019[7] All Raid Bosses in Extraordinary Raid Week From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
May 1st, 2019[8] Groudon From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., unannounced
April 19th, 2019[9][10] Latios
Origin Giratina
From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., unannounced
April 10th, 2019[11] Origin Giratina From 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
March 13th, 2019[12] Dialga From 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.


  • If the boss rotation occurs on Wednesday, the Legendary Raid Hour will be skipped. Examples include July 10th and 31st, 2019.
  • The Mewtwo Raid Hour on September 18th, 2019 was canceled due to technical issues.[13] Niantic later announced the make-up Mewtwo Day will be held on October 8th with move Psystrike.[14] Two additional free Raid Passes could be received during the hour.[15]
  • Legendary Raid Hours on March 4th, 11th and 18th, 2020 were canceled in Japan, South Korea and Italy due to coronavirus outbreak.[16]
    • Due to the same pandemic, Legendary Raid Hour was canceled worldwide from March 18th[17] until May 6th[18].

See also


  1. Get ready for spooky Legendary Raid Hours in October!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-10-15.
  2. Altered Forme Giratina—raids, Raid Hour, and Shiny release!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-09-24.
  3. Get ready for Legendary Raid Hours in September!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-10-15.
  4. Don’t miss Rayquaza’s final Raid Hour of 2019. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-10-15.
  5. Dive into Water Festival 2019!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-08-16.
  6. Get ready for Legendary Raid Hours every Wednesday evening in June!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-10-15.
  7. Jump-start your summer with Extraordinary Raid Week!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-05-16.
  8. Groudon Hour - 6PM Wed Night. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2019-10-15.
  9. T5 eggs on every gym in Christchurch, NZ - unannounced event?. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2019-10-15.
  10. BUG? Surprise? "Friday Night Legendary Hour" Report thread. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2019-10-15.
  11. Legendary Lunch Hour experiment: Origin Forme Giratina. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-10-15.
  12. Legendary Lunch Hour: A new experiment!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-10-15.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Updates to events: Raid Hour. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-03-18.
  18. 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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