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
October 21st, 2020
October 14th, 2020
October 7th, 2020
September 30th, 2020
September 23rd, 2020
September 16th, 2020
September 9th, 2020
September 2nd, 2020
August 26th, 2020
August 19th, 2020
August 12th, 2020
August 5th, 2020
July 29th, 2020
July 22nd, 2020
July 15th, 2020
July 8th, 2020
July 1st, 2020
June 24th, 2020
June 17th, 2020
June 10th, 2020
June 3rd, 2020
May 27th, 2020
May 20th, 2020
May 13th, 2020
May 6th, 2020 First event after introduction of
March 11th, 2020

March 4th, 2020
February 26th, 2020 Knew Psystrike
February 19th, 2020
February 12th, 2020
February 5th, 2020
January 29th, 2020
January 22nd, 2020
January 15th, 2020
January 8th, 2020
January 1st, 2020
December 25th, 2019
December 18th, 2019
December 11th, 2019
December 4th, 2019
November 27th, 2019
November 20th, 2019
November 13th, 2019
November 6th, 2019
October 30th, 2019
October 23rd, 2019
October 16th, 2019
October 9th, 2019
October 8th, 2019 Make-up event
Knew Psystrike
October 2nd, 2019[1]
September 25th, 2019[2]
September 11th, 2019

September 4th, 2019[3]

September 1st, 2019[4] Extra
August 28th, 2019[5] (Asia-Pacific)
(Europe, Middle East, Africa and India)
(Americas and Greenland)
Water Festival 2019-themed special bosses
August 21st, 2019
August 14th, 2019
August 7th, 2019
July 24th, 2019
July 17th, 2019
July 3rd, 2019
June 26th, 2019
June 19th, 2019
June 12th, 2019
June 5th, 2019 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] From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., unannounced
April 19th, 2019[9][10]
From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., unannounced
April 10th, 2019[11] From 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
March 13th, 2019[12] 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 COVID-19 pandemic.[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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