Raids are an important aspect of the Pokemon Go experience, and each month there is a new batch of Pokemon to battle and maybe catch, ranging from common 1-Stars to rare 5-Star Legendaries. Here is the current Raid Boss lineup for October 2021. For Pokemon Go players, October is shaping up to be an exciting month. The Season of Mischief continues, the Mythical monkey Zarude has made his entrance, and the frightening Duskull will be featured on a Community Day.
Trainers will be able to add the powerful Genesect with Douse Drive to their Pokedex, while Altered Forme Giratina and Darkrai with the move Sludge Bomb will both emerge in 5-Star Raids later this month. It also looks that from now on, only one Mega-evolved Pokemon will appear in Mega Raids at a time, making it much more difficult to obtain the Mega Energy you require.
How to catch Pokemon in Raid Battles
You’ll be able to catch a Raid Boss if you fight it successfully. You’ll be given a certain number of Premier Balls to utilise, but catching it isn’t assured, especially if it’s a Legendary.
Here are some suggestions for increasing your Premier Balls:
- Assail the Raid boss with a large quantity of damage.
- The Raid boss takes a lot of damage from your crew.
- Controlling the Raid’s location in the gym.
- Raids with buddies are a lot of fun.
- Remember that Razz Berries, or even better, Golden Razz Berries, can be used to aid in the capture of Raid bosses. Having great pitches or spinning curveballs will also help your chances.
Now that you know everything there is to know about Raids and the creatures you can combat in Gyms this month, it’s time to go out and catch some Pokemon – maybe even a Legendary. Trainers, best of luck!
Pokemon Go current Raid bosses (October 2021)
The Raids schedule for October has been published by Niantic, and there are some interesting battles to be had! The most famous events are Genesect’s Douse Drive and Mega Absol’s introduction to commemorate Halloween. This month, you’ll be able to find the following Pokemon in Raids:
|Mega Gengar||October 1 – October 22|
|Mega Absol||October 22 – November 5|
|Genesect (with Douse Drive)||October 1 – October 12|
|Altered Forme Giratina||October 12 – October 22|
|Darkrai (with Sludge Bomb)||October 22 – November 5|
Chansey, Flygon, Lickitung, Ludicolo, Pinsir.
Foongus, Larvitar, Pikachu (Explorer), Roggenrola, Rufflet.
The Secrets of the Jungle event has thrown a wrench in the Raid schedule, bringing back Explorer Pikachu as well as Larvitar and Roggenrola, both of whom evolve into formidable PvE fighters.
Mega Raids and 5-Star Raids will adhere to the aforementioned timetable, however 1-Star and 3-Star Raids are subject to vary at any time, especially during special events. Keep checking back for the most up-to-date Raid opportunities!
When are Raid Hours scheduled?
Niantic organises an unique Raid Hour every week in order to give players a higher chance of capturing the current 5-Star Raid Pokemon. All of the gyms with Raids will be 5-Star, meaning Genesect will be 5-Star in the first half of October.
Every Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m., Raid Hour takes place, and you won’t have to worry about time zones because it will always be your local time. This is an excellent opportunity to go out and capture a Legendary.
How do you get Raid Passes In Pokemon Go?
A Raid Pass is required to participate in a Raid Battle. Each day, spin the Photo Disc at any Gym to win one Raid Pass. If you run out, a Premium Raid Pass can be purchased from the Shop.
Remote Raid Passes are now accessible in Go as well. These are perfect for trainers who are unable to leave the house, as they allow you to participate in any Raid Battle that is displayed on the Nearby screen or accessible through the Map View. Remote Raid Passes can be purchased in the Shop or occasionally acquired as free gifts.