Kyogre, Groudon, and Cresselia Return to Pokémon GO Raids

Memorial Day will be an interesting day for Pokémon GO raids as Kyogre, Groudon, and Cresselia will all return to the game for players to add to their collection. Niantic isn't making it easy, however, as you'll only have a short period for each to attempt to catch all three, and they will only be around in the game at specific times in the day for each day. We have all three of their details listed here, as you'll be attempting to catch them on May 27th, June 18th, and June 27th. It's also interesting to note that they pushed the second raid until after E3 and Pokémon GO Fest, so at least hardcore players will have a chance and not be distracted at an event. Best of luck to you all!

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This Psychic-type Legendary Pokémon is said to represent the crescent moon, but don't let its graceful exterior lull you during battle. Psychic-type Pokémon are weak against Bug-, Ghost-, and Dark-type Pokémon, so be sure to have those ready!

Date + Time

  • Monday, May 27, 2019, at 1 p.m. to Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)


  • If the workings of the cosmos are in your favor, you may encounter a Shiny Cresselia!

The Sea Basin Pokémon is said to have widened the seas and waged battle with Groudon. This Water-type Pokémon is weak against Grass- and Electric-type Pokémon. Can you earn this powerful creature's trust and convince it to battle alongside you?

Date + Time

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 1 p.m. to Thursday, June 27, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)


  • Fortune favors the bold—you may encounter a Shiny Kyogre!

Groudon is said to have dueled titanically with Kyogre before falling into a deep slumber. It's a Ground-type Pokémon, so, Trainers, this means Water-, Grass-, and Ice-type Pokémon are your best bets for defeating this powerful opponent!

Date + Time

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019, at 1 p.m. to Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)


  • Keep persevering, Trainer—you may encounter a Shiny Groudon!

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