Pokemon Go: Shiny Lapras Available Today Only During Special Raid Event
The fan-favorite Ice Pokemon will appear in Raids for a few hours on May 25.
Pokemon Go's Extraordinary Raid Week is coming to an end on May 28, which means there are only a few days left to battle new Raid bosses and earn extra bonuses. Before the event officially wraps up, however, Niantic is holding a special Lapras Raid Day today, May 25 (May 26 in the Asia-Pacific region), which will give you a chance to battle the popular Ice Pokemon in Gyms--and maybe even catch a Shiny one.
The Lapras Raid Day runs from 11 AM to 2 PM local time. During that window, Lapras will appear as a Raid boss, and you may even encounter its Shiny form. Moreover, you'll be able to catch Lapras that know the event-exclusive moves Ice Shard and Ice Beam. You can also earn up to five Raid Passes--the item you need in order to participate in Raid Battles--from Gyms during the event. You can read more details about the Lapras Raid Day on the official Pokemon Go website.
That isn't the only event on the horizon for Pokemon Go. Beginning next week, Niantic is bringing three Legendary Pokemon back to the game. Cresselia will appear in five-star Raids from May 27 to June 18; Kyogre will follow from June 18 to June 27; and Groudon will return from June 27 to July 10. Not only does this give you another opportunity to add these rare Legendaries to your collection, you'll have a chance to encounter each one's Shiny form during their respective stints as Raid bosses.
Niantic has also announced the first details for Pokemon Go's next Community Day. The monthly event will return on Saturday, June 8, and this time, the featured Pokemon will be Slakoth, the adorable sloth from Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. During June's Community Day, Slakoth will appear in the wild much more often than it normally does, and you'll have a chance to catch its Shiny variant. On top of that, Pokemon Eggs will hatch at a quarter of the distance they typically require.
In other Pokemon Go news, Niantic recently rolled out a new wave of Gen 4 Pokemon. Gible, Hippopotas, Cherrim, and more Pokemon originally from Diamond and Pearl are now available in the mobile game. Additionally, Niantic introduced new kinds of Lure Modules, which attract certain types of Pokemon and allow you to evolve Eevee into Glaceon and Leafeon.
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