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Pokemon GO Fest 2021: Raid Hours Explained

This year on the second day of Pokemon GO Fest, Niantic Labs has introduced a new mechanic to shuffle raids over the eight hours of programming.
This year on the second day of Pokemon GO Fest, Niantic Labs has introduced a new mechanic to shuffle raids over the eight hours of programming. / Niantic Labs

This year on the second day of Pokemon GO Fest, Niantic Labs has introduced a new mechanic to shuffle raids over the eight hours of programming.

There four different themed hours over the course of the day with legendary and mythical Pokemon featured as bosses according to the theme. So, if any trainers in our audience have missed out on recent legendary raid events, we recommend stepping into the fest as soon as possible.

We've broken down everything there is to know about these hours below. Of course, all times listed are according to the trainer's local timezone.

Pokemon GO Fest 2021: Raid Hours Explained

As mentioned above, there are four distinct themed hours that are currently available on a rotation for the duration of the event. Every hour on the hour, the theme will switch, and all the raid bosses will follow suit. The themes are:

  • Wind
  • Lava
  • Frost
  • Thunder

Wind Hour

Pokemon GO Fest Wind Hour Raid Bosses
Infographic showing the Raid bosses for Pokemon GO Fest Wind Hour / Niantic Labs

Wind Hour will run at 10 a.m.—11 a.m. and 2 p.m.—3 p.m. Its featured legendary Raid bosses are:

  • Giratina
  • Latias
  • Latios
  • Mewtwo
  • Ho-Oh
  • Virizion
  • Regigigas
  • Cresselia
  • Tornadus

Lava Hour

Short infographic including all the available Raid bosses during Lava Hour
Short infographic including all the available Raid bosses during Lava Hour / Niantic Labs

Lava Hour will run at 11 a.m.—12 p.m. and 3 p.m.—4 p.m. local time. The bosses that will appear in raids each time this hour ticks are:

  • Entei
  • Ho-Oh
  • Landorus
  • Reshiram
  • Moltres
  • Regirock
  • Groundon
  • Heatran
  • Yveltal
  • Terrakion

Thunder Hour

Pokemon GO Fest Thunder Hour Raid Bosses
Infographic showing all the Raid Bosses available during Pokemon GO Fest Thunder Hour / Niantic Labs

Thunder Hour will run at 1 p.m.—2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. local time. Its Raid Bosses are:

  • Rayquaza
  • Raikou
  • Zekrom
  • Registeel
  • Zapdos
  • Dialga
  • Cobalion
  • Xerneas

Frost Hour

Pokemon GO Fest Wind Hour Raid Bosses
Short infographic showing all the Raid Bosses available during Pokemon GO Fest Wind Hour / Niantic Labs

Frost Hour will run at 12 p.m.—1 p.m. and 4 p.m.—5 p.m. local time. Its featured raid bosses are:

  • Mesprit
  • Uxie
  • Azelf
  • Lugia
  • Kyogre
  • Suicine
  • Kyurem
  • Palkia
  • Articuno

Themed Raid Hours do not conflict with the rotating Wild Habitat hours.