|Event Dates + Times||Cresselia Legendary Hour – June 5th & June 12th, 6-7 PM (local time)|
|Kyogre Legendary Hour – June 19th & June 26th, 6-7 PM (local time)|
|Features||There will be an increased number of ★★★★★ raids during the event hour.|
Be sure to check out our Cresselia Raid Guide and Cresselia Heat Map for more information on how to take down the Legendary Moon Duck.
Be sure to check out our Kyogre Raid Guide for more information on how to take down the Legendary Sea Basin Pokémon.
Tips and Tricks
You only have one hour for these events and, potentially, a considerable portion of that time is going to be spent catching Cresselia and/or Kyogre (assuming you are not just raiding for the XP and items), as well as sitting through the 2-minute lobby timer each raid. As a result, there is a sense of urgency to the event. So, considering the aforementioned, it is our recommendation to keep the following tips in mind:
- Plan your spot prior to the event, focusing on a large number of gyms with a short distance between them.
- Planning a route and mapping it out will be beneficial for your raid group, as it ensures there is no confusion on which gym to go to, and leads to the highest number of raids that can be done.
- There is strength in numbers. Large groups of Trainers with high levels and good counters can make short work of any boss, as well as carve out the extra time needed to fit in additional raids.
- Catching will be the most time-consuming part, assuming you intend to catch Cresselia and/or Kyogre. In this case, it is best to use berries like the Silver Pinaps and Golden Razz Berries so that each throw has the best chance to catch. Additionally, throw curve balls. Set the throwing circle to the great or excellent range and wait for Bosses to attack before throwing so they do not bat away any balls.
- That being said, catching is not entirely recommended, as it can be a time-consuming task, and time is against you. Some raiders, in fact, do not catch while on a dedicated train. They finish the raid and go to the next one, skipping the catch sequence altogether.
- Realistically, the best case scenario for Cresselia and Kyogre raids is completing, roughly, 10 for the hour. This educated guess is taking into account the 2-minute lobby timer, the raid itself taking around 1 minute, with a large number of players, and an average traveling/ready-up time of 3 minutes. This is not factoring in catching time and can vary depending on gym density, the number of people in the raid, and potential glitches and bugs that occur at the start of these events.
- Pack a snack for yourself; there won’t be any time to grab take out when you are grinding raids.