'Pokémon Go' Raid Update: Shiny Lickitung Debuts Saturday

The Pokémon Go Valentine's Day event is underway, and a part of the festivities involves a change in Raid Bosses.

Starting Friday, February 14 at 8 a.m. local time and ending Monday, February 17 at 10 p.m. local time, Raid Bosses will include some pink-colored Pokémon, and trainers will have a special Raid Day featuring a debuting Shiny.

Lickitung will be the spotlight Pokémon for the upcoming Raid Day event on Saturday, February 18 from 2-5 p.m. local time, and its Shiny variant will finally be catchable in the popular mobile game.

Trainers will receive five free Raid Passes during the event to give players as many chances at Lickitung as they can possibly have.

If you're looking to take down Lickitung during the Raid Day event and get caught up on all the other updates regarding the shift, keep reading.

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Lickitung is a pure Normal-type Pokémon and is weak against only Fighting-types. It is resistant to Ghost-type attacks, so don't bring any Pokémon that use those moves.

The Normal-type Pokémon is only a level 2 Raid, so it won't take much to take it down. The lower level gives trainers a better chance at winning and finding a Shiny Lickitung. However, the Raid Day will also feature Lickitung in the Level 4 Raids with the exclusive attack, Body Slam.

Pokémon Go offers many Fighting-type Pokémon, like Machamp, to go against Lickitung. These monsters are possibly the best and easiest to obtain to take into battle.

  • Machamp with Counter and Dynamic Punch
  • Hariyama with Counter and Dynamic Punch
  • Heracross with Counter and Dynamic Punch
  • Blaziken with Counter and Focus Blast
  • Mewtwo with Confusion and Focus Blast
  • Breloom with Counter and Dynamic Punch


The latest Pokémon Go Raid Update started when the Valentine's Day event went live Friday morning. Pokémon Go trainers will see some of usual suspects in Raids, like Mawile and Machamp, while a handful of pink-colored Pokémon will appear as well.

One of the more notable Raid bosses this time around is Chansey in the Level 4 Raids, because of Blissey being a great Gym defender, and Flaaffy in the Level 3 Raids because of Ampharos being a great Pokémon in trainer battles.

Here's the latest Raid Boss update as of February 14, and it will likely revert back to its previous configuration after the event ends.

Level 1

  • Luvdisc
  • Blitzle
  • Shinx
  • Roggenrola
  • Timburr
  • Klink

Level 2

  • Mawile
  • Miltank
  • Electabuzz
  • Lickitung
  • Magneton
  • Alolan Exeggutor

Level 3

  • Flaaffy
  • Alolan Raichu
  • Machamp
  • Arcanine
  • Aerodactyl
  • Piloswine

Level 4

  • Alolan Marowak
  • Galarian Weezing
  • Rhydon
  • Chansey
  • Tyranitar
  • Excadrill

Level 5

  • Tornadus
  • Regigigas (EX Raid)

What do you think of the latest Pokémon Go Raid update? Which Pokémon are you taking into battle against Lickitung? Let us know in the comments section.

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