Raid Teaser

Ongoing Raid Battles

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]

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.



  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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