'Pokémon Go' Raid Update: Metagross Highlights Psychic Heavy Update

The Psychic Spectacular event in Pokémon Go has begun, and it ushers in a brand-new wave of Raid Bosses for players to battle and catch.

Similar to the Psychic-type Pokémon appearing more frequently in the wild and in Eggs, these particular Pokémon have populated Raids, including the popular and powerful Metagross.

This guide explains what the new Raid Bosses in Pokémon Go are as well as how to take down Metagross and Cobalion, who still occupies the Legendary Raid.

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As was true when Cobalion returned to Pokémon Go, Fighting and Fire-type Pokémon are the best to bring into battle against Cobalion. Pokémon using Ground-type attacks will also do well against Cobalion.

Being a Fighting and Steel-type Pokémon makes Cobalion resistant to the following attacks so avoid using them: Normal, Rock, Bug, Ice, Grass, Poison, Dragon, Dark and Steel.

Bring all or some of these Pokémon into battles against Cobalion to take it down easier:

  • Darmanitan with Fire Fang and Overheat
  • Conkeldurr with Counter and Dynamic Punch
  • Chandelure with Fire Spin and Overheat
  • Blaziken with Counter and Blast Burn
  • Moltres with Fire Spin and Overheat
  • Machamp with Counter and Dynamic Punch
  • Entei with Fire Fang and Overheat

Metagross, on the other hand is a Psychic and Steel-type Pokémon, which makes it weak to Fire, Ground, Ghost and Dark-type attacks. Its Steel typing makes it resistant to a lot of moves including: Ice, Normal, Flying, Fairy, Poison, Grass, Psychic, Rock, Steel and Dragon. Avoid bringing Pokémon that know those moves.

If you want to have an easier time taking down Metagross, you may want to consider using these Pokémon with the listed attacks:

  • Moltres with Fire Spin and Overheat
  • Gengar with Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball
  • Entei with Fire Fang and Overheat
  • Charizard with Fire Spin and Blast Burn
  • Groudon with Mud Shot and Earthquake
  • Tyranitar with Bite and Crunch
  • Houndoom with Fire Fang and Foul Play


As stated before, all Raids, aside from Cobalion, are filled with Psychic-type Pokémon. The Psychic Spectacular event introduces Shiny Baltoy into the game, and players will have another shot aside from Eggs and in the Wild.

Baltoy and its evolution Claydol can be found in Level 1 and 3 Raids. If you're looking to Shiny hunt for these new forms, you should be on the lookout for those Raids.

The aforementioned Metagross is the only Level 4 Pokémon in Raids during this event, so you'll be guaranteed to find it.

Here's the latest Raid Update in Pokémon Go:

Level 1

  • Spoink
  • Abra
  • Slowpoke
  • Baltoy
  • Meditite

Level 2

  • Exeggutor
  • Girafarig
  • Kirlia

Level 3

  • Alolan Raichu
  • Jynx
  • Espeon
  • Claydol

Level 4

  • Metagross

Level 5

  • Cobalion

What do you think of the new Raid Bosses in Pokémon Go? Which Pokémon are you taking into battle against Metagross? Let us know in the comments section.