Pokemon Go has seen a massive resurgence of players thanks to the release of Gen 9 mons. The mad dash to catch new Pokemon is what Go is all about, but there’s always plenty to do between these landmark updates. Every month, Pokemon Go is jam-packed with events, and there are so many the average player can’t participate in all of them. With this in mind, let us present the Pokemon GO Raid schedule (September 2023): Current bosses, schedule for Mega Raids, 5-Stars & more.
Pokemon GO Raid schedule: Current bosses, Mega Raids, 5-Stars & more
We will update this article with new info each month, but here is everything to look forward to for September 2023. Some events are long term but many only last a week or less. Pay attention to each event’s end date so you don’t miss out.
- Seasonal: Adventures Abound – Friday, 1 September – Friday, 1 December
- Research Event: Adventures Abound – Friday, 1 September – Friday, 1 December
- Shadow Raid Battle: Shadow Zapdos – Saturday, 2 September – Sunday, 26 November
- Master League and Psychic Cup: Great League Edition – Friday, 15 September – Friday, 22 September
- 5 Star Raid Battle: Genesect with a Burn Drive – Saturday, 16 September – Saturday, 23 September
- Raid Hour: Genesect with a Burn Drive – Wednesday, 20 September, 18:00 – 19:00 Local Time
- Pokestop Showcase: Spoink – Wednesday, 20 September – Friday, 22 September
- Event: Psychic Spectacular – Wednesday, 20 September – Sunday, 24 September
- 5 Star Raid Battle: Entei, Raikou and Suicune – Saturday, 23 September – Friday, 6 October
- Pokestop Showcase: Grubbin and Vikavolt – Saturday, 23 September 14:00 – 17:00 Local Time
- Community Day: Grubbin – Saturday, 23 September 14:00-17:00 Local Time
- Mega Raid Battle: Mega Gardevoir – Saturday, 16 September – Friday, 6 October
- Spotlight Hour: Growlithe – Tuesday, 26 September, 18:00 – 19:00 Local Time
- Raid Hour: Entei, Raikou, and Suicune – Wednesday, 27 September, 18:00 – 19:00 Local Time
- Pokestop Showcase: Growlithe and Hisuian Growlithe – Wednesday, 27 September – Friday, 29 September
- Ultra League & Sunshine Cup: Great League Edition – Friday, 29 September – Friday, 6 October
- Hatch Day: Azurill – Saturday, 30 September 14:00 – 17:00 Local Time
Pokemon Go event types explained
There’s an overwhelming amount of different event types in Pokemon Go. It’s important to know what to expect if you’re going out specifically for a Pokemon Go event, so here’s a quick summary of what each entails.
If you can only make it to one type of event, I recommend going out for a Community Day. During these special occasions, specific Pokemon appear in the wild en-masse. Pokemon featured in the event learn an exclusive attack if they are evolved during or shortly after the event. Shiny rates are also increased for featured Pokemon.
During Hatch Days, you should focus on hatching as many eggs as possible. The Pokemon the event is based on has a high chance of appearing in 2KM Eggos.
Pokestop Showcases are mini competitions where you can ‘showcase’ your Pokemon at special Pokestops for rewards. The Pokemon that the Showcase is based on typically features Pokemon you can get during a recent or active event.
Raid Hours are an hour-long event where specified Pokemon appear in Raids at a much higher rate than usual. These events are often reserved for new or Legendary Pokemon.
The Pokemon featured for the Spotlight event will have a massively increased spawn rate for one hour.
Each cup’s rules differ, but these are hotly contested PvP events.
Mega Raid Battle
You can join these special battles just like an ordinary Raid for the chance to catch ferociously powerful Pokemon. These Mega Raids can feature normal and Legendary Pokemon.
5 Star Raid Battle
The featured Pokemon appear as 5 Star Raids during the event. These battles are tough and require multiple Trainers participating for a chance at catching the Pokemon afterward.
Shadow Raid Battle
These unique Raids feature Shadow Pokemon, which can become enraged during battle. You can use Purified Gems to return the target to its non-enraged state.
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