[Last Chance] Pokemon Go's Raid Week Event Now Live, Features Two Shiny Pokemon
The Extraordinary Raid Week starts May 21.
Update: There are only a few days left in Pokemon Go's Extraordinary Raid Week. The event is scheduled to end at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM BST on Tuesday, May 28, giving you until then to catch Shiny Bronzor and earn extra bonuses for participating in Raids. That won't be the only incentive to visit Gyms, however. Niantic has announced it is bringing three Legendary Pokemon back to Raids beginning May 27. The original story follows.
This month's Community Day may have ended, but a new event is now underway in Pokemon Go. For the next few days, Niantic is holding an Extraordinary Raid Week, which gives players everywhere a chance to take part in more Raids, earn special bonuses for participating in them, and even catch a couple of Shiny Pokemon.
The Extraordinary Raid Week kicked off at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM BST on May 21 and runs until the same time the following Tuesday, May 28. During that week, new Pokemon will be featured as Raid bosses. Bronzor, for instance, will appear in Tier 1 Raids, and you may even come across its Shiny form, while the rare Clampearl will be one of the possible Tier 2 Raid bosses. On top of that, you'll receive twice the usual amount of Stardust and XP for participating in Raids.
There are also a couple of dedicated events within the broader Raid week. On Wednesday, May 22, Niantic will host a special Raid Hour from 6-7 PM local time, during which there will be more Raids occurring than usual. Then on Saturday, May 25, a special Lapras Raid will occur from 11 AM-2 PM local time. During that time, Lapras will appear as a Raid boss, and you may even come across a Shiny one. Additionally, you'll receive up to five Raid Passes from Gyms during the event. You can find more details on the Pokemon Go website.
This month's Pokemon Go Community Day took place this past Sunday, May 19. The featured Pokemon this month was Torchic, the Fire-type starter from Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. If you managed to evolve it into a Blaziken up to an hour after the event ended, it could learn the powerful Fire attack Blast Burn. Niantic also doled out triple the normal amount of Stardust for catching Pokemon during the Community Day.
While May's Community Day may be over, the Legendary Gen 4 lake trio Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie are still available in the game. Each one is appearing as a Raid battle in certain parts of the world until May 27. Azelf is currently available in the Americas and Greenland; Mesprit is spawning across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East; and Uxie is appearing in the Asia-Pacific region.
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