'Pokémon Go' Raid Boss Update: More Electric Types and Kyogre Returns

In celebration of the first Global Challenge being completed, the Raids in Pokémon Go have been updated.

For one week, starting June 18, Pokémon Go trainers will receive the following in-game bonuses:

  • Double catch candy
  • Double hatch candy
  • Half hatch distance
  • Guaranteed one Rare Candy per Raid

Kyogre, the Legendary Pokémon from the Hoenn region, has also returned to Raids in Pokémon Go. Trainers have also won a special Raid Day event featuring the Electric-type, Raikou.

One of the three Legendary Beasts of the Johto region, Raikou will appear in Raids on June 29. This will be the debut of Shiny Raikou in Pokémon Go.

With the return of the Water-type Legendary, here's everything you need to know about the latest Raid Boss update including the best Pokémon to take into battle against it.

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POKEMON GO KYOGRE RAID COUNTERS

Kyogre is a pure Water-type Pokémon. It is only weak to Electric and Grass-type attacks while it resists these moves: Water, Ice, Fire, Steel.

While Kyogre brings with it some powerful Water-type attacks, it does have the capability of learning an Ice-type attack. This Ice-type move will take down your Grass types faster so it may be more beneficial to bring as many Electric-type Pokémon as possible.

Here's some of the best Pokémon to take into battle against Kyogre:

  • Raikou with Thunder Shock and Wild Charge
  • Electivire with Thunder Shock and Wild Charge
  • Zapdos with Thunder Shock and Thunderbolt
  • Luxray with Spark and Wild Charge
  • Mewtwo with Confusion and Thunderbolt
  • Venusaur with Vine Whip and Frenzy Plant

POKEMON GO RAID BOSS UPDATE

Aside from the return of Kyogre, many of the typical Raid Pokémon like Absol and Mawile remain. However, there are a lot more Electric-type Pokémon showing up in Raid battles.

This, of course, is to commemorate Spark the leader of Team Instinct who is the master of Electric-type Pokémon. Here's the latest list of Raids in Pokémon Go.

Tier 1

Magnemite (Shiny chance)

Mareep (Shiny chance)

Lotad (Shiny chance)

Shinx (Shiny chance)

Tier 2

Manectric

Mawile (Shiny chance)

Breloom

Electabuzz

Exeggutor

Tier 3

Jolteon

Alolan Raichu (Shiny chance)

Machamp

Tangela

Tier 4

Tyranitar

Absole (Shiny chance)

Alolan Marowak (Shiny chance)

Venusaur

Tier 5

Kyogre (Shiny chance)

Deoxys (Defense forme) - EX Raid

What do you think of the latest update to the Raids? What Pokémon are you taking into battle with Kyogre? Let us know in the comments section below.