Latias and Latios swoop into Pokémon GO

One half of the world has Latios and the other Latias – but they’ll rotate!

As Lugia departs once again from Raid Battles in Pokémon GO, Latios and Latias swoop into Raids right away! The pair are split across regions and will rotate after roughly a month.

The Legendary Pokémon Latias will appear in Raid Battles across Europe and Asia, while Latios will appear in North America, South America, and Africa. On May 8, the Eon Pokémon will switch locations and will be available until June 5, so all Trainers will have the opportunity to catch both powerful Pokémon.

Still searching for the perfect Pokémon to battle Latias and Latios? Pokémon with moves that are particularly strong against Psychic and Dragon types, such as Tyranitar and Mawile, will also be appearing in Raid Battles, so you can put your best team together!

Both Latias and Latios will leave Raid Battles on June 5, so grab your friends and don’t delay! Take on the challenge and seize the opportunity to add even more Legendary Pokémon to your Pokédex. Good luck!

Latios does have the higher CP due to the way the Pokémon GO formula works, which values its higher attacking stats more than Latias’ superior defences. It is meanwhile not yet known if they can be Shiny, but it is certainly possible – their Shiny models have been found in the game code.

Meanwhile, is reporting the following additions to other Raid Battle Pokémon:

  • Shuppet and Duskull as Level 1
  • Sneasel and Misdreavus as Level 2
  • Granbull and Pinsir as Level 3
  • Houndoom and Walrein as Level 4

Which of the two Legendary Pokémon are you more eager to catch?