All Pokemon GO Shadow Raid bosses (October 2023)

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October 24, 2023: We have updated the guide to include this month's shadow raid bosses.

Pokemon GO Shadow Raid bosses have finally been announced, and with them comes the promise of super-powerful recoloured Pokemon. The only way to get some of them is through intense Shadow Raid fights, with the promise of a rare catch at the end.

In this guide, we'll go over everything we know about the Pokemon GO Shadow Raid bosses for the month, and how to find new Shadow Raids when playing the game.

Before we jump into the guide, be sure to check out our other Pokemon GO guides - find out which Pokemon you can find in this month's eggs, or learn how to counter Regice in raids.

Pokemon GO Shadow Raid bosses (October 2023)

Listed below are the Shadow Raid bosses we know can be found in the game. You'll fight each Pokemon in its shadow form, which boosts its damage potential. More shadow raid bosses will come to the game or leave it temporarily in the coming months, so if you're looking forward to the fight, jump onto the game ASAP.

  • Moltres (Five stars)
  • Electabuzz (Three stars)
  • Gligar (Three stars)
  • Magmar (Three stars)
  • Machop (One star)
  • Meowth (One star)
  • Pineco (One star)
  • Wooper (One star)

This list is updated monthly, so be sure to check back later.

What are Pokemon GO Shadow Raid bosses?

Shadow Raid bosses are new boss type Pokemon that can be found in the Shadow Raid event and during raids. This will give players the chance to catch Shadow Pokemon in raids, and they will be recoloured with special stats and moves. Some also have their own shiny versions, so they're definitely worth going after.

How to find Pokemon GO Shadow Raid bosses

Launching as part of an update in May 2023 during the "Rising Shadows" event, some stronger raids have begun to feature Shadow Pokemon as bosses for players to take on. They are hard to predict but easy to jump into by patrolling gyms until a raid or shadow raid begins.

Of course, you can also use your Remote Raid Passes to enter a raid without being geographically close. It seems that more powerful Shadow Pokemon are more likely to arrive in populated areas to make co-op play more viable.

Now that you have figured out everything you can about the Pokemon GO Shadow Raid bosses, you may be looking for more information on the game. If so, here's how to get Terrakion in Pokemon GO, Slaking Raid Counters in Pokemon GO, and how to find and catch Goodra in Pokemon GO.

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