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Raid maker replaces Raid Boss after it is defeated

A Raid Battle is a special event that takes place within a Gym in Pokémon GO.[1]


A Raid Battle is a cooperative gameplay experience that encourages Trainers to work with other Trainers to defeat an extremely powerful Pokémon known as the Raid Boss. Before a Raid Battle begins, all Pokémon assigned to the Gym will return to their owners, and a large Egg will appear atop the Gym. When the countdown above the Egg reaches zero, the Raid Boss will be revealed.[1]

There is also a special Raid called an EX Raid Battle is an invitation-only. A trainer will receive a notification along with with time, date and location; along with an Exclusive Raid Pass to gain entry into the Raid.

They seem to only run between 6:00AM (starting time) and 9:00PM local time.

Raid PassEdit

Main article: Raid Pass
Raid Pass

Raid Pass

Before a Trainer can battle the Raid Boss, they'll need a Raid Pass. Trainers can receive one free Raid Pass per day by visiting a Gym, but can only hold one at a time. A Premium Raid Pass may also be purchased from the in-game Shop.[1]

Raid BossEdit

Main article: Raid Boss

Upon using a Raid Pass to join the battle, the Trainer and up to 20 other Trainers work together to defeat the Raid Boss. If a Raid Boss is successfully defeated within the five-minute time limit, those Trainers have the chance to catch an extra powerful Pokémon of their own.[1]


After defeating a Raid Boss, Trainers receive a collection of rewards, including some new items obtained only by defeating a Raid Boss: Rare Candies, Golden Razz Berries, and Technical Machines.

Potions Rare Candy Berries Technical Machines
Super Potion
Hyper Potion
Rare Candy Golden Razz Berry Charged TM
Fast TM




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Raid Battles and New Gym Features are Coming!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2017-06-19.

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