29 Jul 2021 10:26 AM +00:00

Pokémon GO Raid Bosses: August 2021

Raids have been an integral part of the Pokémon GO experience since they were introduced in 2017. Whether you use them as a good source of XP or spend every Wednesday taking down as many Pokémon GO raid bosses as you can with your mates, they’re an integral part of how we play.

However, with the roster of Pokémon GO raid bosses constantly changing - either due to a special event, the release of a new legendary Pokémon, or an otherwise random shift – it can be hard to keep track of what’s in raids. What’s more, the biggest and baddest raid bosses also feature in Pokémon GO’s raid hour, which takes place every Wednesday at 18:00 local time. 

So dust off your Premier Balls, and grab a couple of raid passes, because we’ve got the lowdown on what Pokémon are in raids right now, what to expect in the future, and which of them will star in their own raid hour. If big bosses aren't your thing, then you might be more interested in Tuesday nights' Pokémon GO Spotlight Hours or making sure you maximise your Pokémon GO field research breakthroughs.

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Pokémon GO Raid Hours: August 2021

Here are the Pokémon featured in Pokémon GO’s raid hours for August:

Date Pokémon
August 4Dialga
August 11Palkia
August 18Palkia
August 25TBA

Here’s the full list of current Pokémon GO raid bosses. As always, Pokémon marked with an asterisk* can be shiny:

Pokémon GO raid bosses: Tier 5

Here are the current Tier 5 raid bosses in Pokémon GO:

  • Dialga*

Dialga is in 5-star raid battles until August 3, at 20:00 local time.

Pokémon GO raid bosses: Tier 3

Here are the current Tier 3 raid bosses in Pokémon GO:

  • Magneton
  • Aerodactyl*
  • Porygon 2
  • Golurk

Pokémon GO raid bosses: Tier 1

As a part of Pokémon GO’s 5th anniversary celebration, players can encounter the following Pokémon in 1-star raids:

  • Unown U*
  • Cranidos*
  • Shieldon*
  • Bronzor*
  • Klink*

Pokémon GO raid bosses: Mega Pokémon

Here are the current Mega raid bosses in Pokémon GO:

  • Mega Charizard X*

Upcoming Pokémon GO Event Raid Bosses: Ultra Unlock Part 2

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raid from August 6 at 10:00 as a part of the Ultra Unlock Part 2 event:

  • Palkia*
  • Alakazam
  • Kangaskhan*
  • Heracross*
  • Unown U*
  • West Sea Shellos
  • East Sea Shellos
  • Elgyem
  • Espurr

That’s every Pokémon that is currently in raids – and a few that are yet to come!