Extraordinary Raid Week! Yes!

Sorry I couldn’t come up with a better title, but I don’t care. This was the event that I was referring to in my post about Chrales’ findings about a Raid Week. So to confirm, we’re getting a Raid Week, full of lovely bonuses! The Raid Week will start Tuesday May 21st until Tuesday May 28th. We will gain 2x Raid Stardust and 2x Raid XP, perfect for those of us who still remembers their Lucky Eggs and Star Pieces! We will also have shiny Bronzor released for us to attempt to find!

Bold are shinies

1* – Machop, Slakoth, Shinx, Bronzor

2* – Misdreavus, Kirlia, MawileFeebasClamperl, Bibarel

3* – Alolan Raichu, Chansey, ScytherAerodactyl, Floatzel

4* – Alolan Marowak, Dragonite, Tyranitar, Absol, Metagross

That was just the Extraordinary Raid Week. During this week, we will also get a Raid Hour on Wednesday 22nd May from 6pm until 7pm local time. The number of raids of all levels will increase during the hour – which is great for me, I’m attempting to get back into raiding, and I can’t wait to attempt to get some shinies.

Speaking of shinies, on Saturday May 25th from 11am until 2pm local time, we are getting a Lapras Raid Day. Just like the Legendary Birds and Gengar before it, Lapras will have its own special raid day, where we receive up to five Raid Passes from Gyms at no cost, and multiple chances of encountering a shiny Lapras!

And now for my reaction

I love the idea of a raid week. I just hope that throughout the week raids are more common than normal, so that we can have a good amount of opportunities to raid the hell out of the gyms. At least we know in advance when the raid hour is this time, instead of it being a surprise. This means we can plan routes efficiently and organise carshares!

This is the first ‘Chaos Day’ I will be able to do since Zapdos – I was working during Moltres Day and I had an injury shortly before Gengar Day, so I could do neither of those. But this time will be fun, I’m sure of it!

4 thoughts on “Extraordinary Raid Week! Yes!

  1. Tim

    This is the kind of raid event I was hoping for. Even though the raid hour is super inconvenient for my schedule, I love the idea and would love to see it re-run in the future. I’m pretty happy with the bosses they’ve chosen too — especially Lapras as the special raid day boss. I wonder what move they’ll give it. The moves I associate most with Lapras are either already in the game (Surf, Blizzard) or don’t have any realistic way to be implemented (Sheer Cold, Perish Song)


    1. poketravellerlola

      I found out the moves that Lapras will get and I wanted to edit the post but I might as well comment here – Lapras will get Ice Beam and Ice Shard. The raid hour is kind of inconvenient for me, but I’m going to be working around it so I don’t miss the majority of the hour. My main raiding priority will remain for Shinx, so I can get more candy to power up my newly-acquired 100% that I hatched!


      1. Tim

        I’m good with Ice Beam as the charge move. I’m not sure how I feel about Ice Shard, but I think is this likely the best possible outcome.


      2. poketravellerlola

        It’s basically a case of bringing back legacy moves to get people to do the raids for the legacy Lapras – although the shinies get people to do the raids in all honesty!

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