Pokemon Go Is Bringing Latios And Latias Back For A Raid Weekend Event

The Legendary Pokemon are coming back from January 24-27.


Pokemon Go's January Community Day is coming up this weekend, but that's not the only event to look forward to soon. Niantic has announced the Legendary Pokemon Latios and Latias will return for a limited time next weekend for a special Raid event.

Beginning at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET on Friday, January 24, the two Legendaries will appear around the world in five-star Raids, giving you another opportunity to catch them. Latios and Latias will leave the game again at the same time on Monday, January 27. You can read more about the event on the Pokemon Go website.

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Latios and Latias are both Dragon/Psychic types, meaning they're each weak to Ice, Dark, Fairy, Ghost, and Bug Pokemon, so you'll want to bring along monsters like Mamoswine, Tyranitar, and Togekiss when challenging them. Other Dragon types also have an advantage, particularly Dragon Legendaries like Rayquaza.

In the meantime, Pokemon Go's January Community Day takes place this Sunday, January 19. The featured Pokemon this month is Piplup, the Water starter from Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, and if you can evolve it all the way into Empoleon up to two hours after the event ends, it'll learn the powerful Water attack Hydro Cannon.

The Legendary Pokemon Heatran is also back in Raids until February 4, and some new Gen 5 Pokemon are now appearing around the world. You can catch up on other recent Pokemon Go news below.

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