Pokemon Go: Latios And Latias Raid Event Now Live

The Legendary Dragon/Psychic Pokemon are returning for a special Raid Weekend event from June 12-15.


Latios and Latias have returned to Pokemon Go for a limited time. The Legendary Eon Pokemon will be available in the game again for a special Raid Weekend event this week, making this your first chance to catch them since January.

The event kicks off at 8 AM local time on June 12 and runs until 10 PM local time on June 15. Throughout that weekend, you'll be able to encounter the Legendary Pokemon again in five-star Raids. Both are Dragon/Psychic types, so you'll want to bring along Bug, Dark, Ghost, Ice, Fairy, and other Dragon Pokemon when challenging them.

Latias and Latios
Latias and Latios

In the meantime, another Legendary Dragon Pokemon, Reshiram, is currently appearing in Raids. The Pokemon White cover monster will be available until June 16, when it'll be replaced by Zekrom. Niantic has also teased that Kyurem will make its debut in Pokemon Go soon, although the studio has not yet announced when that will be.

June is shaping up to be a busy month for Pokemon Go. Niantic has outlined a number of events it has planned for the game over the next few weeks, including the Bug Out and the returning solstice event. A handful of Galarian Pokemon are also now available, as are June's Field Research tasks.

Finally, June's Community Day is set for Saturday, June 20. Fans had a chance to vote on this month's featured Pokemon, and the winner is Weedle. The runner-up, Gastly, will be July's featured Pokemon.

In related news, developer Niantic recently detailed its plans to help combat racial injustice. Among other initiatives, the company will donate a minimum of $5 million in proceeds from Pokemon Go Fest 2020 ticket sales--half of which will go toward funding new projects from black creators, with the other half going to US nonprofits.

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