'Pokémon Go' Raid Boss Update: Fossil Pokémon Return

The Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee event has concluded in Pokémon Go, which means the Raid Bosses in the popular mobile game have changed.

UPDATE: The Raid Bosses have changed again and feature Ghost types.

During the Let's Go event, Pokémon like Alola Raichu, Marowak and Exeggutor, and Eevee's evolutions became available, but the Raids have seemingly reverted back to various Kanto Region Pokémon. While Cresselia remains the Tier 5 Raid Boss until mid-December, Pokémon like Onix and Magikarp have returned to Raids.

Other Raid Boss staples like Wailmer and Buizel have returned to the Tier 1 Raids, giving trainers more of a chance to gather the candy needed to evolve the Wail Pokémon, or add the Sea Weasel Pokémon into your Sinnoh Pokedex.

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The latest Raid Bosses in Pokémon Go seem to have a similar theme: Rock and Electric types, as well as Pokémon needed to complete the Meltan Special Research Tasks.

Certain tasks require that trainers evolve or catch certain Pokémon. The new Raid Boss update in Pokémon Go makes one of the quests easier to complete. Quest 8 calls for trainers to catch an Aerodactyl, which was the reward for the "Hatch 2 Eggs" task. Now that those tasks are gone, the Rock and Flying-type Pokémon now appears in Tier 3 Raids.

Unfortunately, the quests that involve evolving Magnemite, Grimer, Drowzee and Scyther won't be any easier: those Pokémon won't spawn as frequently now that the Let's Go event is over. Scyther was a Raid Boss during the event, but the Bug and Flying-type Pokémon is seemingly gone from Raids (for now).

Here's the current list of Raid Bosses in Pokémon Go starting Nov. 27.

Note: This list is still being compiled and will be updated as more information is gathered.

Tier 1

  • Wailmer
  • Buizel
  • Omanyte
  • Kabuto
  • Magikarp

Tier 2

  • Sudowoodo
  • Electabuzz
  • Manectric

Tier 3

  • Aerodactyl
  • Machamp
  • Onix
  • Jolteon

Tier 4

  • Golem
  • Rhydon
  • Tyranitar
  • Absol

Tier 5

  • Cresselia

Have you found any other Raid Bosses that aren't in the above list? Let us know in the comments section below.