'Pokémon Go' Shiny Latias Event: Start Time and Counters

Those who missed out on Latias when it first appeared in Pokémon Go will get another chance this weekend when the Legendary Pokémon from the Hoenn Region reappears in Raid Battles.

Niantic announced that from February 22 to March 1, Pokémon Go players will see Latias appear in Legendary Raid Battles. However, this time around trainers may have a chance at encountering a Shiny Latias for the first time.

Latias' counterpart, Latios will be receiving its own special Raid event at a later date so stay tuned.

Here's all the information you'll need to take advantage of this latest Pokémon Go event.

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Latias returns to 'Pokemon Go' Niantic


Trainers will see Latias appear in Raid Battles starting Friday, February 22 at 4 p.m. EST and end on Friday, March 1 at 4 p.m. EST .


Shiny hunters in Pokémon Go will get a kick out of searching for this rare Legendary Pokémon. Like other Shiny Pokémon found in Raids, trainers will need to defeat the boss and enter the catching sequence to find out if they have encountered the variant.

Shiny Latias is not hard to miss, its coloring changes from red and white to gold and white.

Latias getting its Shiny makes it just the latest Legendary to receive their variation in Pokémon Go . The other current Shiny Legendaries in Pokémon Go include: Mewtwo, Zapdos, Articuno, Moltres, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, and Rayquaza.


Latias is a Psychic and Dragon-type Pokémon, and is only weak to: Dragon, Ice, Bug, Fairy, Dark and Ghost-type attacks. It also resists: Fighting, Psychic, Fire, Water, Electric and Grass-type attacks.

Some of the best Pokémon to take into battle are some of the other Dragon-type Legendaries and Pseudo-Legendaries like Rayquaza, Salamence and Dragonite. Weavile's high attack power and speed - along with its Dark and Ice-type attacks - make it a viable option against Latias.

Gengar and Mewtwo knowing the move, Shadow Ball are also good options if you missed out on Rayquaza or haven't picked up enough candy to get Salamence or Dragonite.

What do you think of this special Latias Raid event? What Pokémon will you take into battle? Let us know in the comments section below.