Pokémon GO Mega Gyarados Raid Day Extended

Niantic Labs, Pokémon Company

Niantic has announced it will extend Mega Gyarados Raid Day in Pokémon GO in the wake of incorrect information around when the event would take place.

Pokémon GO Mega Gyarados Raid Day

Mega Gyarados Raid Day was previously set to start at 2 p.m. local time, but some regions unexpectedly had the event start at 11a.m. instead. To make amends and compensate for the confusion, Niantic is now having Mega Gyarados Raid Day start at 11a.m. local time and having it run until 5p.m. local time in all regions.

This Raid Day is a part of Pokémon GO’s Evolving Stars event. For six hours, trainers have the opportunity to go up against and catch this Generation One Pokémon in its mega form, with a chance to encounter it in its shiny form. The Evolving Stars event is a celebration of various Pokémon evolutions. With the event, for the first time ever, Cosmog, Nebula Pokémon, can be evolved into Cosmoem. 

Gyarados can prove to be a challenge even for a team of three to four people. Its water and flying dual typing gives it strong move set with Waterfall and Hydro Pump. Though its typing makes it an overall strong Pokémon, it has a lot of weaknesses. Gyarados is vulnerable to Electric, Grass, Fighting, Bug and Fairy-type moves, so stacking your team with Pokémon that have these typed moves can provide a huge advantage in battle.