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Check out this Pokemon GO guide on Raid Battles! Find more information on raid bosses, difficulty levels, tips & tricks to defeating a raid, and more!

Raid Battle Guide: Tips & Tricks

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Tips To Defeat Raid Battle Boss

Find Out Type & Weakness Of Raid Boss

Raid Battle Guide: Tips & Tricks

When attempting to defeat a raid boss, it's best to find out their Pokemon Type & level! With this information, you can easily figure out their weaknesses & use these to defeat them.

Check Out Type & Weakness Chart Here!

Use Party Of Strong Pokemon Exploiting Boss's Weakness

Raid Battle Guide: Tips & Tricks

When you know the boss's Type, build a party of strong Pokemon with high CP & IVs whose fighting moves are the raid boss Pokemon's weaknesses. This will damage the boss more and help you beat the raid.

Determine Raid Level By Eggs Or Stars

Raid Battle Guide: Tips & Tricks

You can find out the difficulty of the raid by checking the egg color before the raid starts or checking the stars when the raid is ongoing. Raid levels go from 1 to 5, with 5 being the most difficult.

Join As Soon As Raid Egg Hatches

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Joining the raid battle lobby as soon as the egg hatches & the boss appears ensures that you will have many people with you in the fight.

Level 3 & Up Raids Cannot Be Solo-ed

Raid Battle Guide: Tips & Tricks

Raids that are 3 Stars and up will be difficult to bring down solo. It's best to wait for other players to join the lobby before attempting a 3-Star and up raid battle.

Choose Strong Pokemon To Solo Level 2 Raids

Raid Battle Guide: Tips & Tricks

Players who have carefully selected & powered up Pokemon can actually solo 2-Star raids and below. Build a powerful party that exploits the raid boss's weaknesses.

Dodge To Avoid Damage From Raid Boss

Raid Battle Guide: Tips & Tricks

If your Pokemon has a strong attack move but low HP, you can dodge the raid boss's attacks. Your Pokemon will avoid getting hurt and will survive the fight longer to do more damage.

Catching Raid Battle Boss

Once Defeated, Boss Pokemon Can Be Caught

Raid Battle Guide: Tips & Tricks

When the HP bar is gone and the boss Pokemon has sized down, player will get a bonus challenge to catch the raid boss! Raid bosses have a lower capture rate and need a combination of all effective methods to be caught!

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Boss Can Only Be Caught With Premier Balls

Raid Battle Guide: Tips & Tricks

In raid battles, you are only able to use special "white" Premier Poke Balls to catch the raid boss. The number of special Poke Balls depend on your performance in the raid battle.

Use Curve Balls, Golden Razz Berries, & Excellent Throws

Raid Battle Guide: Tips & Tricks

To raise your chances of capturing the raid boss Pokemon, make sure to throw "excellent" curve balls and feed it Golden Razz Berries. This will not 100% ensure capture of the Pokemon but will definitely up your chances.

How To Find & Join Raids

Find Raid Battles In Gyms Around You

Raid Battle Guide: Tips & Tricks

You can spot raids around the map when you're in-game. You'll notice a timer above certain gyms and either a colored egg or a singular Pokemon.

Check "Nearby Pokemon" Tab To Find Nearby Raids

Raid Battle Guide: Tips & Tricks

You can also use the "Nearby Pokemon" tab to find raids near you. Just press the white tab on the lower right of your screen then press "Raid" on the upper right.

Walk Near Gym To Participate In Raid

Raid Battle Guide: Tips & Tricks

You need to be within the gym's range to be able to join the raid! Walk closer to the gym and enter the lobby to join the battle.

Use Raid Pass To Join The Battle

Raid Battle Guide: Tips & Tricks

You'll be prompted to use a Raid Pass to join a raid battle. These are passes needed to join raid battles and can either be received from gyms daily or purchased from the shop.

Get Raid Passes From Gyms Once A Day

Raid Battle Guide: Tips & Tricks

Players can receive 1 free Raid Pass from a gym once a day. These usually don't stack and you can only have 1 in your inventory per day.

Purchase Premium Raid Passes From Shop

Raid Battle Guide: Tips & Tricks

For players who are heavily into raid battles, Premium Raid Passes can be bought from the shop for 100 Coins each.

Check Out The All Shop Item List Here

What Are Raid Battles?

Gym Boss Battles Featuring Strong Pokemon

Raid Battle Guide: Tips & Tricks

Raid battles feature specific Pokemon that you can battle in gyms. These Pokemon will have a higher Combat Power and are rarely found spawning in the wild.

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Catch Legendary Or Rare Pokemon

Most raid battles in Pokemon GO feature a legendary or mythical Pokemon that can only be caught when participating in a raid. Lower level raid bosses are usually rare spawn Pokemon.

Boss Fights With Difficulty Levels

Raid Battle Guide: Tips & Tricks

Raid battles have 5 difficulty levels and players can identify these levels by the egg color or star level before the raid even begins. This helps you discern which raid battle to participate in.

Level 5 Raid Has Most Powerful Pokemon

Raid battles that have 5 stars or are level 5 feature the most powerful Pokemon. These are usually the currently featured legendary or mythical Pokemon in Pokemon GO.

Work Together With Others To Beat Raids

Raid Battle Guide: Tips & Tricks

Players are encouraged to participate in raids with other players - level 5 raids need a minimum of 5-7 trainers to defeat the boss. Depending on your Pokemon's level, however, you can defeat lower level raid bosses.

Create Private Groups To Play With Personal Friends

Players can also create private groups when raiding! These are useful for those who want to get bonuses such as extra Poke Balls for catching the raid battle boss.

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