Pokemon GO Mega Raid Hour Explained

Mega Houndoom
Mega Houndoom / Courtesy of Niantic

Niantic kicked off the new Mega Raid Hour in Pokemon GO on March 18. From 6 to 7 p.m. players were able to gather together to take on raids featuring the current in-game mega evolution bosses.

Pokemon GO Mega Raid Hour Explained

Instead of the regular Legendary Raid Hour, Pokemon GO has decided to experiment with its new Mega Raid Hour. For a whole hour, players were able to team-up and take on Mega Houndoom, Mega Abomasnow, and Mega Manectric while they were hosted by most gyms in the game. This gave players the opportunity to battle and catch all three of these mega evolved Pokemon.

This is the third trial event that Niantic tested out this month, the first two were Team GO Rocket Hour and Mega Bonus Hour. There's no word on whether Mega Raid Hour will be a weekly event in the near future. But, after the success of the first one, only time will tell.